How To Prevent And Treat Portal Hypertension

Following A Healthy Diet

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As with many illnesses and conditions, following a healthy diet can help alleviate some symptoms and complications. Portal hypertension is no different. Making some changes in lifestyle can help patients avoid portal hypertension and improve liver function, such as limiting alcohol consumption. Additionally, not taking over-the-counter or prescribed medications that negatively affect the liver is important. Doctors may also give patients a list of dietary restrictions that will help the liver function better. Some of these restrictions include salt and protein. These may need to be reduced if there seems to be any liver function damage. Furthermore, if a liver problem develops, some foods may need to be avoided to reduce confusion caused by portal hypertension. Employing a healthy lifestyle can not only help a patient if they have liver problems, but it can also help with other problems they have, like obesity.

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