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Is Portal Hepatopathy curable ?

hello sir, my father Dr. PRAVINCHANDRA RAO is suffeing from PORTAL HEPATOPATHY.ON 9 TH FEB HE HAD BLOOD OMITTING 1ST TIME. THEN HE HAD BLOOD OMITTING ON 20TH APRIL AND 6TH JUNE. HE HAVE UNDERGONE 3 ENDOSCOPY S AND DOCTORS HAVE FITTED IN ALL NOW 7 CILESTIC BANDS ON HIS VEINS NEAR LIVER . THEY SAY THAT VEINS HAVE SWELLING.CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME TREATMENT . PLS SIR REPLY FAST WE ALL ARE LIVING IN PANIC. IS PORTAL HEPATOPATHY CURABLE????
Asked On : Thu, 9 Jun 2011
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Was he a Alcoholic? Your Dad's History suggests, he has Portal Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. What other symptoms does he have? The treatment for this focuses on preventing or managing the complications, especially the bleeding from the varices. Diet, medications, endoscopic therapy, surgery, and radiology procedures all have a role in treating or preventing the complications.
He should stop drinking alcohol completely, He will probably be required to consume no more than 2 grams of sodium per day and reduce his Protein intake as well.
If endoscopic therapy, drug therapy, and or dietary changes do not successfully control his variceal bleeding, he may require Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), This procedure involves placing a stent (a tubular device) in the middle of the liver. The stent connects the hepatic vein with the portal vein which reduces the Portal vein Blood Pressure. Kindly don't panic, speak to his Doctors and discuss these aspects with them

I Wish him Good Health, Take Care.
Answered: Thu, 9 Jun 2011
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Doctor srry to disturb u again....i wanted to ask even after fitting 8 bands will he bleed again..?
and are there any treatment to decrease the portal vein pressure...?
Answered: Sat, 11 Jun 2011
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