Cuidado nutricional de pacientes con cirrosis hepática

Translated title of the contribution: Nutritional care for patients with liver cirrhosis

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Abstract

The liver is an important organ with specific functions that influence directly on the nutritional and physiological status of every person. At the presence of any illness or injury in this organ, liver cirrhosis is always its final phase. In this pathology, patients present carbohydrate utilization and storage diminishment, as well as protein and fat catabolism increase. This situation, plus a low ingest and a bad nutrient absorption, results in a high prevalence of malnutrition. Many studies prove the importance of an opportune nutritional treatment in these patients, bringing general benefits and improving their quality of life. It's important to considerate the possible nutritional risks and deficiencies that could appear in the course of the cirrhosis to take opportune actions. The nutritional assessment and treatment is transcendental both in compensated phase (without complications) and in decompensated phase (with complications) of the illness.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)246-258
Number of pages13
JournalNutrición Hospitalaria
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Compensated
  • Descompensated
  • Nutrition

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