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Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension is one of the complications of liver cirrhosis in the late stage. The blood in portal can continuously flow to liver under certain pressure. If the blood is stopped, the pressure in portal system will exceed the normal value and show some symptoms, such as ascites, gastrointestinal bleeding and hypersplenism. This is called portal hypertension. The treatments for portal hypertension are as follow:

General Treatments and Diet Therapy

1.Rest. Liver cirrhosis patients with portal hypertension in metabolic stage can work properly, but they should reduce working time and working strength. Combining work with rest can help improve liver microcirculation system and reduce liver injury.

2.Diet. Portal hypertension patients should choose digestible food rich in heat because of their gastrointestinal disturbance. Besides, patients should also stop drinking, control the intake of acrimony excitant food and avoid hard food. For patients with other complications or eating less, they can supply nourishment by injection.

3.Etiology Treatment. Etiology treatment is the basic of portal hypertension treatment. For example, patients with hepatitis C should have antiviral therapy.

4.Anti-fibrosis Treatment. If there is no effective way of treating the causes of liver cirrhosis, the anti-fibrosis treatment is very important. For details please click here.

5.Enzyme Dropping Treatment. Portal hypertension patients should try to decrease the value of ALT/AST. For details please click here.

6.Ascites Treatment. Ascites is the sign of serious liver damage. The worse the liver function, the harder to treat ascites. Therefore, the point of ascites treatment is recover liver function.

Drugs Used to Reduce Portal Hypertension

Vasoconstriction Drug:These kinds of drugs can help vasoconstriction, reduce the portal blood volume and reduce portal hypertension.

Interventional therapy:

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt,TIPSS

Percutaneous transhepatic portal vein embolization.

Percutaneous transhepatic Obliteration.PTO

Splenic artery embolization.

Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration.

Trans-ileocolonic vein obliteration.TIO

Dual balloon-occluded embolotherapy.

Surgical treatment:If the non-surgical treatments don’t work well, the patients should have surgical treatment in time under good physical condition.

Liver Transplantation:For patients with portal hypertension in late stage, they should have liver transplantation if the economic condition is allowed.

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