*Results may vary. The information in this site is NOT to be construed as medical advice. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition and if you have it, you should see a doctor. I am not a doctor and am not able to dispense medical advice. My husband saw a doctor (many of them) and they were able to do things for him that I could not. However, they were unable to recommend alternative treatments, and in MY OPINION they were VERY beneficial to my husband, so I am providing some of that information here. My husband and I tried all of these alternative therapies at our own risk, and if you try them you will be doing the same. At your own risk. No promises are made in this blog. I am not saying there is a cure for cirrhosis or any other condition. However, I believe most people can get well, like my husband did. My husband is alive, happy, productive, functional and has his energy back. He no longer worries about having to go on disability or getting a $577,000 liver transplant. Cirrhosis is a serious condition. He is currently in the fibrosis stage (Stage 2 liver disease), which is still serious. I cannot guarantee you will have the same results. I just want you to know about what worked well for my husband. I hope you will share what you learned with others, and share your story with us as well. This blog was made for YOU! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 13, 2018

One more reason why it's important to EXERCISE when you have cirrhosis

I can't tell you what to do, and you should check with your doctor before starting any type of exercise regimen. But I have to say, it truly seems like the people who exercise and work out, seem to be the ones who get the best recovery results when they have cirrhosis.


J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Jan;88(1):41-6.

Intense exercise stimulates albumin synthesis in the upright posture.


We tested the hypothesis that an elevation in albumin synthetic rate contributes to increased plasma albumin content during exercise-induced hypervolemia. Albumin synthetic rate was measured in seven healthy subjects at 1-5 and 21-22 h after 72 min of intense (85% peak oxygen consumption rate) intermittent exercise and after 5 h recovery in either upright (Up) or supine (Sup) postures. Deuterated phenylalanine (d(5)-Phe) was administrated by a primed-constant infusion method, and fractional synthetic rate (FSR) and absolute synthetic rate (ASR) of albumin were calculated from the enrichment of d(5)-Phe in plasma albumin, determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. FSR of albumin in Up increased significantly (P < 0.05) from 4.9 +/- 0.9%/day at control to 7.3 +/- 0.9%/day at 22 h of recovery. ASR of albumin increased from 87.9 +/- 17.0 to 141.1 +/- 16.6 mg albumin. kg body wt(-1). day(-1). In contrast, FSR and ASR of albumin were unchanged in Sup (3.9 +/- 0.4 to 4.0 +/- 1.4%/day and 74.2 +/- 8.9 to 85.3 +/- 23.9 mg albumin. kg body wt(-1). day(-1) at control and 22 h of recovery, respectively). Increased albumin synthesis after upright intense exercise contributes to the expansion of greater albumin content and its maintenance. We conclude that stimuli related to posture are critical in modulating the drive for albumin synthesis after intense exercise.

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