Hi there, and thanks so much for a brilliant site. Although I don't know much about Liver disease, what I have learnt comes from you wonderful caring and sharing folk. Just over 12 months ago during a routine blood test I was found to be very anaemic, which sparked off a lot of different tests. Finally it was found that I have an enlarged Liver and spleen and Varices in my oesophagus. I was told I has Cirrhosis and needed a biopsy to find out the cause and rule out auto immune hepatitis. I had the biopsy in June and had a letter confirming cirrhosis, likely to be fatty liver induced, and the consultant would see me in the near future. My GP advised me to watch my diet and take more exercise. I was put on Propanolol for the varices. My appointment came through for mid Nov, but was cancelled until Late December. I was very disappointed as the betablocker seems to be causing Asthma, shortness of breath wheezing and coughing and my GP has halved the dose until I see the specialist. In the meantime I am going on a long flight to South Africa then a cruise, ending up in Rio.
Do any of you have any advice for me? I have not been told to abstain from alcohol, and I like a glass of wine with dinner. If necessary I will stop. I will try to get more exercise on the ship. I am bothered by the varices I must admit, especially as I am B Rhes Neg. Anything I can do to avoid them bleeding?
By the way I am female, 68 and live in the UK.
Thank you in anticipation, I am hungry for knowledge, and trying to avoid googling everything!