New member here, so greetings! I think I may have a number of questions, but to begin, I would like to ask people to share their success stories about beating or reducing cirrhosis/fibrosis with diet and such. Especially when someone was able to reverse a bad ascites problem.
My liver function has improved much since January and I often feel like I am perfectly normal except for the ascites. I have no varices in my stomach, and lately my blood pressure has improved. Was usually around 80 to 90 at the most, now usually around 100 or more. So in light of this, I am wondering how long I can live like this, feeling basically healthy, able to gain muscle too. I think I'm too well to have any major procedures, but I hate all the big belly problems. After a paracentesis, my belly goes from flat to round again by the same night, sucking up edema fluids from my body. So I never get a real break from this.
I know that every case is different with dozens of different details, causes, effects, etc. But I mainly want to hear more about reversing the portal hypertension, ascites, and edema. Did you overcome this? And what you think played a major role in it.
Diagnosed with Cirrhosis in early 2017, probably from fatty liver, no biopsy yet.
Going to UC San Francisco in January. Yay! Finally see a hepatologist there.
Bad ascites, paracentesis, about 9 liters/week, low dose duiretics
Liver function greatly improved since January. Bilirubins as low as 1.3
Cut most sugars from diet, trying to eat more cruciferous veggies