Does Milk Thistle help after liver transplant?
Hello everyone. I could not find info on milk thistle.
I wanted to know how much this benefits after liver transplant specially if you have some kind of biliary condition or abnormal liver enzymes?
Also does this help against immunosuppression drug toxicity?
Thanks in advance
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@webiondev …thank you for asking this question. I am also wondering about milk whistle and I am post transplant. I took it for a month or so then stopped. I neglected to tell my Hep doctors…my bad. Anyway, I've been wondering if it was beneficial.
@webiondev and @gaylea1 I will not taking ANYTHING without checking with my transplant department. There are many herbals and “natural” remedies that they will not approve, often because the manufacture of them is not well-regulated. There are some things too that work against immunosuppressive drugs, or in the case of echinacea, add to your immunity. Your immunity is carefully balanced and tracked with the frequent lab work.
@contentandwell I know I should have asked 😐 I will talk to the docs when I next see them. I'm having to go onto the plastic surgeon on Oct 28th for a cancerous skin lesion that developed about 6 months post transplant. I was never in the sun all summer but I guess my immune system was just too low to battle it.
@gaylea1 Our immune systems won’t battle much. I had toenail fungus last year, and I am scrupulously careful at my health club. My bare feet never touch the floor, and I cringe when I see others walking around barefoot. It takes forever to get rid of toenail fungus, and we can’t use the most effective treatment, an oral one because it can affect your kidneys. They let me try it and sure enough, my numbers were not good.
@gaylea, @webiondev, I have not found any research information to justify taking milk thistle after a transplant. I am curious, though. Why are you interested to take it? What results do you expect to achieve?
Hi @rosemarya I was thinking if milk thistle protects liver from drug toxicity taking it won't help against possible toxicities of tacrolimus and prednisolone? Also as I have a biliary condition won't it help preserve the biliary function?
FYI, my podiatrist has a compounded nail anti fungal that I applied under and over mynas. It took about 1.5 years of applying daily and it has not returned in the last 3 years. Check with you podiatrist or local compounding pharmacy to seee if they make something.
@liverace Thank you, but my post was from 2019, and with an anti-fungal that I got from a podiatrist I was able to get rid of my fungus in about 9 or 10 months. I have not had a problem since then.
Sorry…I just discovered this site and did not look a the dates of your post. Glad you got it fixed. Continued good luck to you!
What anti-fungal did you use to get rid of the fungus? I tried Lamisil 3 times that didn't work which I think you may have been referring to in your first post.
Some fungus hates oxygen so I was wondering if the fungus might be susceptible to Hyperbaric chamber therapy. Probably not or I would think the doctor would have mentioned it but considering the cost maybe not.
Congrats on getting rid of it.