Malnutrition in Liver Cirrhosis: A ReviewCorrespondence Address :
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Malnutrition is a frequent and integral component of acute and chronic diseases and is most common in patients with cirrhosis and increase the severity of disease. Therefore, every hospitalised patient should have an assessment of their nutritional status. Patient with advanced liver disease commonly have malnutrition but its assessment is confounded by many of the usual indicators of nutritional status. The majority of cirrhotic patients unintentionally follow a low calorie diet, a fact that is attributed to various side-effects observed in cirrhosis. Protein Calorie Malnutrition (PCM) occurs in 50% to 90% of liver cirrhosis patients and progresses as liver function crumbled. This article is based on a selective literature review of protein and sodium recommendations. Higher intake of branched-chain amino acids and as well as vegetable proteins has shown benefits in liver cirrhotic patients. Sodium restrictions are necessary to prevent ascites development.
Carbohydrate metabolism, Lipid metabolism, Minerals, Protein calorie malnutrition, Protein metabolism, Vitamins
Sumit Rungta, Amar Deep, Suchit Swaroop. MALNUTRITION IN LIVER CIRRHOSIS: A REVIEW. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 May [cited: 2019 May 19 ]; 13:OE01-OE05. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 25, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Oct 12, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Feb 12, 2019
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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