What activity modifications are needed in the treatment of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Regular exercise, including walking and even swimming, should be encouraged in patients with cirrhosis, to prevent these patients from slipping into a vicious cycle of inactivity and muscle wasting. Debilitated patients frequently benefit from a formal exercise program supervised by a physical therapist.


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