Liver diseases: symptoms, causes and prevention

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Liver diseases: symptoms, causes and prevention

In recent years, experts have noted an increase in the number of liver diseases among the population. The danger of these diseases lies, among other things, in the fact that at an early stage they can be asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. Timely diagnosis of liver diseases, as well as their prevention, are very important for maintaining health.

Before talking about the causes of liver diseases, let’s say a few words about the functions of this organ. First of all, it is detoxification: it is the liver enzymes that process toxic compounds into a safe form. In addition, important metabolic processes take place in the liver. This gland synthesizes bile, without which normal digestion (and especially fat digestion) is impossible, and also forms glycogen stores from excess glucose. Vitamins and hormones are metabolized here.
The liver is actively involved in metabolism, and its work is influenced by many different factors that often cause diseases.

The main ones are:

Metabolic disorders and, in particular, obesity. With the growing number of people suffering from overweight, the number of people affected by the so-called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is also growing, which leads to changes in the structure of the organ’s tissues. As a result, the liver cannot fulfill its function to the fullest extent.

Alcohol abuse. Probably one of the most well-known causes of liver disease. Risk factors for the development of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), the most common forms of which are fatty degeneration, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Alcohol abuse causes fat to accumulate in liver cells, they stop functioning normally, and eventually die, which leads to the growth of connective tissue in the liver.

Viral liver diseases, primarily viral hepatitis, which lead to the development of more serious pathologies, such as cirrhosis, liver cancer, and various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. According to the WHO, about 1.4 million people die annually from various forms of hepatitis, these viral diseases cause cirrhosis in 57% of cases and primary cancer in 78% of cases. Hepatitis is dangerous because it often becomes chronic, and viruses affect liver tissue in several ways: they cause inflammation and destroy hepatocytes.

Drug abuse and other toxicity. The list of drugs that can lead to serious damage to the gland is quite extensive: it includes various painkillers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, some antibiotics, sleeping pills, and others. Toxic damage can develop asymptomatically, becoming chronic, and then signs of liver damage will be noted only a few months after the organic negative impact.

Autoimmune diseases of the liver, the hereditary factor plays an important role, the condition of the liver is also affected by the presence of helminths in the body, etc. However, the vast majority of diseases are associated with these factors. Under their influence, various changes begin in the liver, which ultimately lead to organ dysfunction.

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Main liver diseases: symptoms and signs

Infectious diseases: viral hepatitis
These are inflammatory liver diseases, the manifestations of which may differ depending on the type of hepatitis (A, B, C and others differ by the type of pathogen). Hepatitis A (Botkin’s disease) is widespread, which is similar to the flu in its initial signs: the patient has a fever and deteriorating general health. The diagnosis becomes apparent after the onset of jaundice: usually after that, the patient’s health improves.

More dangerous are the forms of hepatitis B and C. They can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer and lead to death.

Metabolic disorders
The liver is often called a “fat depot”: it is in hepatocytes that fat metabolism takes place, so the cells of this gland are very sensitive to metabolic disorders. As a result, fatty hepatosis or liver obesity can occur. In addition to dietary disorders, other diseases (such as diabetes mellitus or Crohn’s disease), as well as alcoholism, can also cause fatty hepatosis.

The disease begins with the accumulation of fat in liver cells. This leads to a violation of their normal functioning, an excess of free radicals in the body, and then inflammation. As a result of the development of the disease, the cells of the gland begin to die (tissue necrosis), connective tissue is actively formed in their place, and the liver ceases to function normally.

Fatty hepatosis is asymptomatic, but the patient may experience general discomfort, bloating, nausea, bowel movements, and fever.

Signs such as bitterness in the mouth, jaundice, pain in the right hypochondrium make you pay attention to the liver.

However, liver fatty liver is often detected during the diagnosis of other diseases.

In addition to fat metabolism disorders, there are a number of liver diseases associated with carbohydrate metabolism and excessive glycogen accumulation. They are due to the peculiarities of the liver enzyme system.

Toxic lesions
One of the main functions of the liver is to cleanse the blood of toxins. However, there are substances that liver cells cannot cope with and that pose a particular threat to the gland. These are various phenols, aldehydes, benzene derivatives, acetaldehyde, which is a breakdown product of alcohol, heavy metal salts, and others. Toxic liver damage can develop acutely, but it can be almost asymptomatic.

As a result of toxins, metabolic processes are disturbed in the cells of the liver, adipose tissue accumulates, inflammation and necrosis develop, connective tissue grows, and cirrhosis can occur. Also, toxins can cause circulatory disorders, which negatively affects the condition of tissues.

Patients with toxic liver damage complain of pain in the right abdomen, which begins due to an increase in the size of the organ. General signs of intoxication may be noted: fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting, nosebleeds, etc.

Liver tumors
They are divided into benign and malignant. There are quite a few benign liver tumors – lipomas, hemangiomas, fibroids. Cysts also belong to benign tumors. These diseases are often asymptomatic, and only in the case of tumor or cyst growth can the size of the organ increase, which causes pain in the right side of the abdomen. Liver cancer is usually a consequence of infectious, metabolic diseases, but most liver cancers are associated with the penetration of metastases of other organs.

Malignant tumors lead to a deterioration in general condition, weakness, loss of appetite, and a decrease in total body weight. Later, when the structure of the liver tissue changes, the organ becomes dense to the touch and painful. The disease is often accompanied by jaundice.

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Consequences of liver disease

Prevention

As we have already emphasized, the first symptoms of liver disease often do not cause concern in patients. If the treatment is not started on time or is incorrect (for example, if the patient is self-medicating), this can lead to serious consequences.

So, if at the initial stage of many liver diseases, fat accumulates in the cells, then the progression of the disease eventually leads to tissue degeneration and disruption of the normal functioning of the organ. However, these are not all dangerous consequences. For example, in almost all cases of cirrhosis, patients also experience an increase in portal vein pressure. This leads to varicose veins in other veins, including the stomach and esophagus, which can result in bleeding and death (in 30% of cases of cirrhosis).

Another complication is ascites, an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, and even peritonitis. As a result of poor-quality blood purification from toxins and their effect on the central nervous system, the patient may develop encephalopathy, which in the final stage IV causes coma.

Thus, the consequences of untimely or improper treatment of liver diseases can be the most serious. That is why much attention should be paid to prevention issues.

Since many liver diseases are the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, the physical activity regimen and diet need to be adjusted first of all. Also, giving up bad habits has a beneficial effect on the liver. Of great importance is compliance with the rules of personal hygiene (prevention of hepatitis A), sexual hygiene (prevention of hepatitis and C), and general immunity enhancement.

However, all these measures cannot guarantee that liver health will not suffer: too many negative environmental factors have their effect on the organ.

The liver plays a crucial role in human health. Its cleansing function helps the body eliminate toxic substances and toxins. The proper functioning of this organ depends on the person’s lifestyle, as well as on existing pathologies. For example, older people often take medications that have a negative impact on the liver on a regular basis. As a result, the condition of this organ can deteriorate significantly within a few months. To prevent such a development, we recommend taking Ergeron to stimulate liver function. It consists only of natural substances and does not affect the effect of other drugs.

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Dietary active supplement to support liver function

In recent years, Professor Dr. Ondras Berta has been researching to develop a product that primarily supports liver function. He was looking for natural substances known in the literature as substances that are actively involved in the regeneration or improvement of liver function.

As a result of his research, he found a molecule that is capable of doing this.

It was first described a hundred years ago. This molecule is vitamin U.

This vitamin, by attaching to hard-to-reach metabolites, promotes their excretion from the liver. In addition, other natural amino acids have been added to the Ergeron capsule to further support this function, directly or indirectly.

In addition to L-glutamic acid and L-aspartic acid, Ergeron also contains ornithine and methionine, which contribute to the optimal functioning of our body.

Ornithine helps the immune system to function, supports the elimination of ammonia from the body, promotes the elimination of harmful substances and increases the body’s defense against various toxins. Injuries, damage and stressful situations increase the body’s need for ornithine. It also promotes wound healing.

Methionine is one of the main elements of proteins, a powerful antioxidant that helps build muscles, prevents their breakdown, maintains skin elasticity and health, and strengthens and protects hair and nails. It can also be useful in regenerating cells damaged by alcoholism.

Methionine helps break down fats, improves lecithin production in the liver, and lecithin prevents the accumulation of dangerous cholesterol

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Ergeron is a dietary supplement containing amino acids and vitamins. Over the past 8-10 years, during our research work, we have been developing a drug that primarily supports liver function. The product contains amino acid compositions that actively regenerate and improve liver function. The main active ingredient of the product is vitamin U, which, by binding to hard-to-reach metabolites, promotes their excretion through the liver. In addition, the product contains other natural amino acids that also directly or indirectly support this function.

General description
Instructions for use
Composition
General description

For the last 8-10 years, we have been working on the development of a product that primarily supports the liver and its functions. As active substances, we sought to find amino acid compositions to regenerate and improve liver function. We found a molecule that has not yet been used in the literature and which fit into our research in an extremely effective and efficient way.

The active ingredient in Ergeron is the so-called vitamin U, chemical name S-methylmethionine. The final composition of the drug was tested in preclinical (animal) experiments, primarily in the study of hepatotoxic side effects of several anticancer drugs.

With the participation of medical specialists, the drug was also tested for liver toxicity of various origins. Changes were monitored using diagnostic devices (ultrasound, CT scan, etc.) and monitoring of blood chemistry parameters. The most significant improvement was found in patients with confirmed hepatitis C infection.

Directions for use

Directions for use

  • 1-2 capsules per day. Take in the evening, before going to bed, because the liver performs cleansing work at night.
  • If you regularly take medications that affect the liver, we recommend a detox course. Take 1 capsule for 2 months, this will help regenerate the liver and cleanse the body.

The product is recommended for use in the following cases:

– Viral infectious hepatitis (Hepatitis A, B or C)
– Side effects of drugs that have caused liver damage
– Preventing adverse effects on the liver of chemotherapy drugs
– Alcohol dependence or liver damage due to alcohol
– Other acquired liver disorders

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a dark place out of the reach of children.

Composition

Vitamin U (S-methylmethionine):

Vitamin U, S-methylmethionine, is an excellent antioxidant. It acts on the body in several places, primarily at the intercellular level. At these sites, it transforms molecules that are difficult or not excreted from the body into a form in which they can be excreted as metabolites. Thus, it facilitates the penetration into the cells of those molecules that are necessary for “qualitative” cell renewal. The so-called pure molecules, in this case amino acids, are involved in the synthesis of DNA inside the cell. The fewer hard-to-clear metabolites and fragmented molecules around the cell membranes, the safer this process is. Studies have shown (by Russian biochemists) that the active S and methyl groups of vitamin U mark these metabolites that are difficult to remove, and thus they are removed faster. If these reactions do not occur due to the lack of vitamin U, there is a high probability that the aforementioned unwanted molecules will penetrate the cells through the membrane and change the amino acid sequence of the new cell during cell division. This prevents the regeneration of intact cells through division. Studying this entire process, we can conclude that vitamin U not only plays an important role in cell regeneration, but also reduces the risk of tumor cell formation.

  • Vitamin U performs a “cleansing” job on the cell surface, thereby preventing metastasis in cancer patients.
  • It is a carrier of fat-soluble vitamins, as well as selenium and β-carotene. Helps in their absorption and leads them to the place of use.
  • Vitamin U also strengthens the immune system. Thanks to its “cleansing” work, it completes the process of creating proteins important for immunity.

L-Cysteine

In conditions of hypoxia and edema (especially in the brain), the cell membrane is damaged. This leads to the leakage of cell plasma from the cell, which further aggravates the human condition. The SH group of L-cysteine is able to regenerate the cell membrane, restoring normal permeability, which leads to a decrease in hypoxia and edema. This substance is also an excellent antioxidant. And as you know, with cancer metastases, cells are always hypoxic.

As a major antitoxin and cell membrane stabilizer, L-cysteine helps neutralize the by-products of fat and alcohol digestion, and protects our body from the harmful effects of chemotherapy, tobacco smoke, heavy metals and many other substances. It is used with great success in Europe for acetaminophen poisoning. Its hepatoprotective effects may also be useful in the treatment of other liver problems.

Glutathione

The glutathione molecule is composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamine, and glycine. Cysteine can be a limiting factor for the formation of glutathione, that is, the supply of cysteine determines how much glutathione can be synthesized in the liver. Therefore, cysteine compensation is the most important factor contributing to the synthesis and increase of glutathione. Glutathione conjugation is the process by which 60% of toxic substances are bound in the liver (phase II of the detoxification process). Its effectiveness helps prevent the accumulation of toxins in the liver. In addition, cysteine is also an effective antioxidant that provides additional protection for liver cells.

L-Glutamic Acid

L-glutamic acid is able to absorb excess nitrogen in the cerebral circulation, which leads to improved brain function. Its effectiveness depends on the level of glucose. When using this acid, patients with hypoglycemia in insulin coma recover with lower glucose levels than when using glucose alone. L-glutamic acid reduces “sugar hunger”. It helps to remove ammonia from our body, while at the same time increasing the level of some strong antioxidants, so it also plays a role in detoxifying the body. (For example, the treatment of alcoholism).

L-aspartic acid

L-aspartic acid is an amino acid that promotes optimal cellular function. Since it is rapidly excreted from the body in patients with cancer, it must be regularly compensated. L-glutamic acid, in the right proportion with L-aspartic acid, reduces the rate of breakdown of its own protein, thereby promoting and accelerating the regeneration of the body after mental and physical fatigue.

Ornithine

Helps the immune system function, supports the elimination of ammonia from the body, promotes the elimination of harmful substances and increases the body’s defense against various toxins. Injuries, injuries and stressful conditions increase the body’s need for ornithine. It also promotes wound healing.

Methionine

One of the main elements of proteins, a powerful antioxidant that helps build muscle, prevents muscle breakdown, maintains skin elasticity and health, and strengthens and protects hair and nails. It can also be useful in the regeneration of cells damaged by alcoholism. Methionine is an essential amino acid. It also plays a key role in the formation of RNA and DNA and protects against damaging free radicals (especially those associated with alcohol).

Methionine helps break down fats, improves lecithin production in the liver, and lecithin prevents the accumulation of dangerous cholesterol in blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and gallstones. It also plays an important role in neutralizing toxins.

Q&A

Can I take Ergeron with hepatitis B / hepatitis C?

Yes, the course starts with two capsules a day, and we also recommend doing a blood test every two months. By supporting the liver function, Ergeron creates such a strong environment for this organ that the number of viral particles is constantly decreasing due to the support of liver function, the product does not destroy the virus directly.

Why do I need to take Ergeron in the evening?

One of the functions of Ergeron is to remove toxins from the liver. The most active time of liver functioning is in the early hours, so it is most effective to take this product in the evening or at bedtime.

How does Ergeron help with oncology?

We recommend taking Ergeron for several reasons.

1. During Procont therapy, the bloodstream is cleared of dead tumor cells and cellular debris through the liver. Therefore, in order for these substances to leave the body as soon as possible, liver cleansing is necessary.

2. Patients with cancer, as a rule, are prescribed a number of drugs, chemotherapy and radiation treatment in traditional therapy. All these methods put an extremely heavy load on the liver.

3. Oncology often involves the appearance of liver metastases, and in this case it is important to take this product at an increased dosage.

Can I take Ergeron and Revita-U in parallel?

Yes, because any drugs from the Vitalitae product line can be combined with each other.

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