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What diet should be followed by a cirrhosis patient?

good morning doctor,im gautam from delhi,would like to have some information regardin diet of a cirrhosis patient.actually my friend is hospitalised with cirrhosis o liver .but i saw in hospital that he is being given chikpeas(white chholey)red beans(rajma) little confused with his diet that with such a weak liver will he be able to digest food.kindly awnser me at YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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Hello Gautam,

A patient suffering from cirrhosis should be given food that is free from oil. Boiled and blanced food is the best. You are correct, liver is the main organ of the body, it should be given minimum load to help the patient recover faster. You did not specify since when your friend is ill. Light food would be the best for him.

Boiled papaya, sugarcane juice are natural form of liver tonic. I will suggest you to consult a nutritionist who can talk with the treating doctor, see his treatment chart and investigations and plan a proper diet chart so that you can be confident about your friends diet.
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