The lifestyle of most modern people is far from healthy. Improper diet, smoking and alcohol, stress, work in harmful conditions – all this negatively affects all organs and systems, including the liver. While we are young, we don’t think much about such “trifles”, then the problems become more pronounced. The main symptoms of toxic liver damage are poor appetite, discomfort in the right hypochondrium, nausea, weakness, and heaviness in the abdomen. To maintain health, you need to regularly undergo screenings (ultrasound, blood test), visit a gastroenterologist. The doctor will prescribe drugs to support, restore the body, in severe cases – complex drug therapy.
A number of drugs are used to support and treat the liver. Consider their features:
- antiviral – indicated for hepatitis of viral origin;
- antiparasitic – will help with damage to the organ with schistosomes, roundworms, giardia and other parasites;
- choleretic – improve the digestion of fats, restore normal hepatic secretion;
- hepatoprotectors – restore damaged cellular structures.
Which type is used most often?
The most commonly used liver remedies are hepatoprotectors. They are prescribed for the treatment and prevention of liver pathologies. Hepatoprotector neutralizes the negative effects of alcohol, fatty, spicy and other harmful foods.
How are hepatoprotectors useful in alcoholism?
The constant use of significant doses of alcohol destroys liver cells. If you drink moderately and infrequently, the body neutralizes toxins. Systematic drinking leads to the accumulation of decay products, damage to cellular structures, which eventually leads to irreversible processes. The result is cirrhosis and cancer. Hepatocytes can be supported by special drugs – hepatoprotectors. Additionally, it is advisable to follow a diet and limit bad habits.