Using SAMe for Cirrhosis of the Liver
|Using SAMe for Cirrhosis of the Liver||Darrell Miller||06/04/11|
June 04, 2011 10:21 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Using SAMe for Cirrhosis of the Liver
SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is a natural substance formed in your body, but is available as a supplement in a synthetic purified form. It has a number of potential uses, one of which is in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver, a degenerative condition commonly caused by excessive alcohol consumption. There are usually few over-the-counter treatments available for liver cirrhosis other than quitting drinking alcohol (which has to be done irrespective of the treatment.)
Research carried out on SAMe has indicated that it is potentially beneficial to the liver in general, not just for the treatment of cirrhosis. One blind trial was carried out over two years on live volunteers whose alcoholism had led to cirrhosis of the liver. They were given controlled doses of SAMe for the two years and an almost 50% lower number died or required a liver transplant than those who received a placebo.
Although this was not regarded as statistically significant for some reason. Further tests have yielded even better results, and it is difficult to deny the effects of SAMe on cirrhosis of the liver. Given that few treatments have any effect once it has set in, SAMe would appear to be a sensible treatment, but you should seek the advice of your doctor first.