Posted 3/5/2011 8:39 AM (GMT -6)
I'm actually from the Hepatitis forum but have a question about digestion that I was hoping someone could help me with....My husband is in liver failure and of course that affects his digestion. Currently, he can barely eat a little rice and maybe a piece of bread...Only eats once a day...Has yellow diarrhea, takes imodium, belches, hiccups, stomach hurts, abdominal pain and of course he has ascites (from alcoholism). I have been reading up on this and it says it's because the liver is not working correctly that it cannot release the bile salts to aid in the digestion. He is already losing weight due to no appetite...I guess my question is, what happens when the stomach can no longer break down the fat for digestion? Do they start vomiting, or just can't eat period, or what...I just don't know what to expect or what to watch for...ANY information that you can share on this is MUCH appreciated!