What does Cirhosis Non B Non C mean?

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So my father has it for 9 years now and today i checked his reports and it said Cirhosis(Non B Non C) with type 2 diabetes. What does this mean and what is the survival rate? He is a non alcoholic.

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    I would imagine none b/c means no hepatitis, which is good, maybe he could get a healthier diet to help his diabetes.

    Don't quote me on this and I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will comment soon.

    As for life expectancy knowing all the details helps and you could ask his consultant they are usually very helpful.

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    Non B Non C means he has been tested for the blood borne viruses Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in case these have caused his cirrhosis of the liver. It sounds like it's his Diabetes type 2 which has caused the liver damage. He needs to have a discussion with his diabetes doctors/nurse to make sure his diabetes is well controlled. Is he overweight? If so losing weight may help but he should only diet under supervision from his doctors due to his diabetes.
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    Good luck with help here, whilst I like the NHS, they're not good in keeping you informed and telling you what has happened.

    I believe you can help with the reversal of type 2 diabetes by elininating sugar.

    I was a heavy drinking (call it alcoholic is you wish) and I replaced the alcohol and ended up eating bags of sweets, which is apparently quite common, as most alcohol contains many sugars and your body craves them as a replacement. I just stepped over from the non diabetes to the pre diabetes, by a whisker.

    Cutting out the sugar brought it back down. I hope someone gives you a more comprehensive reply. I have cirohsis but mine is to do with alcohol, so I can't help you there.

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    Has he been investigated for haemochromatosis?  Very important to do so.

    As RHGB says, eliminate sugar and starches (which are sugars in disguise).  This means potato, corn, bread, rice pasta, grains, etc.  Google to find more.  Eat lots of greens and cauliflower - there are wonderful cauli recipes that replace potatoes.  It is virtually a Paleo diet, except I still eat dairy.  Easy to find recipes these days.

     

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