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How can liver cirrhosis along with cough and diarrhea be treated?

My brother was just diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, non alcoholic. He s under treatment with meds now and change of diet, like juicing, low salt and low protein diet. He s been coughing and coughing and having diarrhea. Is coughing and diarrhea part of having liver cirrhosis? Thanks
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Cirrhosis of liver lead to loss of synthesis of proteins, decresed immunity power, decreased immunoglobulin production etc. These lead to prone for infection of respiratory and Gastroentrologist track. Please avoid animal protein, use plant proteins. Get chest x-ray and stool examination to rule out pneumonia and diarrhea. Please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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