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My wife is coming out of about of hepatic encephalopathy`it's a horrid thing.`cirrhosis & osteoporosis are there as well, and she needs to put on weight, but with no appetite and a small stomach, what can i do for her, little and often i know, but what? what has been your new comfort food? or now the main thing live on now

supplements like the fortisips are great. but it's not food!

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  • The British Liver Trust have a diet page for those with decompensated, late stage cirrhosis at:- britishlivertrust.org.uk/li... or I shared some information on a thread earlier this week - healthunlocked.com/britishl...

    All the best, Katie

  • thankyou katie, what is your favorite healthy meal ?

  • I BELIEVE IT IS NOT DUE TO HE, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS. FOODS ARE A TRICKY THING WITH THIS DISEASE. IF YOU FIND SOMETHING, LET THEM HAVE WHAT THEY WANT. ASK FOR SOME PROMETHAZINE, IT HELPS REDUCE NAUSEA AND PROTONIX FOR REFLUX. KEEP ON TOP OF AMMONIA LEVELS. AMMONIA LEVEL IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT IN CONTROLLING TOXIN IN BLOODSTREAM. FOLKS I HAVE ALL OF THIS STUFF. IF I TOLD MY STORY, IT WOULD BE ONE TO REMEMBER. GOOD LUCK.

  • thank you jeff, what is your favorite healthy ish meal or food

  • To help build weight, go nutrition have a vast range of protein shakes, similar to fortisip, but taste much nicer. Using these my husband has gained 10lbs in 12 weeks, not much but every little helps. Good luck.

  • thank fizz what is his favorite healthy ish meal

  • I would go for eggs and beans on toast, simple and full of protein it is only natural she is losing her appetite.... Also milk and yogurts

  • thanks jojo

  • No problem

  • Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    The British Liver Trust do have a publication on diet and liver disease, here is the link;

    britishlivertrust.org.uk/wp...

    This publication is for general information, there are some special considerations that people with liver disease may need to make in their diet to stay nutritionally well and to help to manage their condition. Some of these are specific to certain liver diseases, others relate to how advanced the liver disease is.

    It would therefore be a good idea to obtain specialist dietary advice from your liver specialist in the first instance. In addition you could also ask for a referral to a hopsital registered dietician who can further advise you.

    Best wishes

    Rebecca

  • Something nice I have most mornings now for breakfast - easy to eat - is Oatso-Simple (2 minutes in microwave - plus 180ml milk) and on top of that defrosted cherries - delicious. I usually put a blob of yogurt on top of that too. The frozen cherries can be bought from Waitrose - they take about 2 hours to defrost and a small bag then lasts me 3 or 4 days in the fridge. (Other supermarkets are available.) Oats and cherries also are very nutritious. Fresh blueberries also excellent if you prefer.

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