Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function

January 20th, 2013

 Hepatoprotectors hofitol is herbal, has a versatile positive effect on the liver cells and stimulating the motor activity of smooth muscles of the biliary tract. In addition, it contributes to the restoration of kidney function.

 Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function

How does hofitol

The mechanism of action Chophytol associated with content in it of biologically active substances contained in the leaves of an artichoke field. Hepatoprotective, bile and antispasmodic action of this drug is obliged to polyphenolic substances - luteolin, tsinarin, caffeic, chlorogenic and ferulic acid. They inhibit the formation of cholesterol in the liver cells, reduce the level of toxic substances synthesized by pathogenic fungi, slow release of glucose Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source
   in postprandial blood and reduce hepatic glycogenolysis - decomposition of glycogen in the liver to form glucose.

Food sharing some of the biologically active substances contained in the leaves of an artichoke field (ferulic acid) normalizes blood pressure, anti-inflammatory effect, increase the level of anti-depressants, produced by the human body.

Hofitol also possesses antioxidant activity due to both polyphenols, and due to it contains minerals, vitamins C, B and beta-carotene. These components activate metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in the liver and kidneys.

The positive impact on kidney function is also associated with the restoration of the filtering capacity of the kidneys and a mild diuretic (it promotes the excretion of toxic products of metabolism and reduce the symptoms of intoxication) with preservation of the body of potassium.

Contained in the field artichoke inulin promotes stimulation of immunity improves the assimilation of minerals and reduces blood insulin The principles of action of insulin - the science of saving lives  The principles of action of insulin - the science of saving lives

Thus, hofitol has hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, anti-oxidant and reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood effect. It may slightly lower the blood pressure and restore impaired renal function.

Produced hofitol (Rose-Phytopharm, France) at three dosage forms: tablets and oral solution, as well as a solution for injection.

 Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function

In some cases, recommended the appointment of Chophytol

Hofitol appoint when disrupted the flow of bile from the reduced motor activity of smooth muscles of biliary tract. This condition is called biliary dyskinesia on the hypokinetic type and manifest violation of the digestion of food (feeling of heaviness and discomfort in the stomach, forming a large amount of gas in the intestines, nausea, belching, and sometimes vomiting). In addition, the stagnation of bile in the biliary tract and gall bladder may cause inflammatory processes in this area - holangioholetsistitov.

Chronic inflammation of the bile ducts and gall bladder are also an indication for Chophytol. However, only when there is no acute inflammation and stones. The outflow of bile in this case helps to relieve the stagnation of bile and prevents the development of exacerbations.

Apply hofitol well as chronic liver disease - chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of any origin. Acute inflammation of the liver are also a contraindication for appointment Chophytol.

Will hofitol and chronic kidney disease, accompanied by violation of their functions, but are also able to without exacerbation. And also in the presence of edema on a background of cardiovascular disease. As an auxiliary drug hofitol prescribed for atherosclerosis and obesity.

 Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function

When hofitol contraindicated

Hofitol can not be used in case of hypersensitivity of the patient to the drug, the presence of stones in the biliary tract, gallbladder or any other obstacles to the passage of bile, increased motor activity of the bile ducts (biliary dyskinesia of hyperkinetic type). Do not use this Chophytol well as any acute diseases of the liver, biliary tract, kidneys and urinary tract disorders of the liver and kidneys. Tablets hofitol not appointed under the age of 6 years. With careful use of this drug during pregnancy and breast- Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice

 Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function

Can there be side effects?

Hofitol - a non-toxic herbal drug. which is generally well tolerated. But long-term use of the drug in high doses may cause diarrhea. There are also a variety of allergic reactions.

Galina Romanenko

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Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

May 7, 2007

  • Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance
  • Symptoms
  • What causes?

 Diarrhea Diarrhea
 Diarrhea - a condition that is characterized by more frequent than usual urge to defecate, and loose or watery stools. Acute diarrhea is a common cause of death in developed countries; it develops very quickly and lasts usually from five to ten days. Chronic diarrhea can last much longer.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Secretory diarrhea

This disorder occurs when the intestine produces large volumes of liquid than usual, or can not properly absorb them. Structural damage to the digestive system are minimal or absent.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Osmotic diarrhea

Typically, this type of diarrhea can be caused by the fact that the intestines falls too much water. The reason for this can be celiac disease Celiac disease - not quite intestinal pathology  Celiac disease - not quite intestinal pathology
 , Disease of the pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
   or taking laxatives. Excess magnesium, vitamin C, undigested lactose or fructose may also be triggers of osmotic diarrhea.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Diarrhea associated with increased mobility of the bowel

This violation is observed hypermobility intestines - food passes through too quickly; Nutrients do not have time to be absorbed in the intestinal wall. Diarrhea of ​​this type may occur in patients who underwent vagotomy (cutting the vagus nerve), as well as in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Inflammatory diarrhea

Internal intestinal mucosa may become inflamed as a result of viral, parasitic or viral infection, as well as due to irritable bowel syndrome and some autoimmune disorders. Tuberculosis, colon cancer and may also cause enteritis inflammatory diarrhea.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance


The presence of blood in the stool can be a sign of dysentery, one symptom of which is diarrhea. When the posterior lobe of the pituitary produces too antidiuretic hormone, is derived from the body too much fluid, causing dysentery develops.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Symptoms of diarrhea

  • Pain and / or abdominal cramps
  • Very frequent urge to defecate
  • Nausea and / or vomiting
  • Increased body temperature
  • Headache
  • Lack of appetite
  • Causeless tiredness
  • The liquid, watery stools
  • Abdominal distention
  • The presence of blood or mucus in stool

Regardless of the age of the patient, while maintaining the symptoms of diarrhea within a week, you need to see a doctor. As soon as possible, contact your doctor if diarrhea lasts for two days in a child aged from three months to one year, or five days - in a child older than one year.

You should also consult a doctor immediately if:

  • Diarrhea is accompanied by symptoms of dehydration, as a very strong thirst, dry mouth, unusually rare urination
  • Very severe abdominal pain
  • Severe pain in the rectum
  • The presence of blood in the stool or black stool
  • Body temperature above 39C
  • A newborn for three hours or more absent urination
  • The baby is very sleepy, irritable, weakly responds to external stimuli
  • Cheeks and the child's eyes look sunken

Causes of diarrhea

Possible causes of acute diarrhea:

  • The virus. The most common diarrhea due to rotavirus and norovirus, but sometimes it causes are viral hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
   and herpes. Viral diarrhea can be contagious.
  • Bacteria. Campylobacter, Giardia, Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are among the most common causes of diarrhea. Traveler's diarrhea also is caused by bacteria that enter the body with food and water.
  • Antibiotics can disrupt the natural balance of the intestine. As a result, begin to multiply uncontrollably harmful bacteria, for example, Clostridium difficile, and develops an infection, a symptom of which is diarrhea.

In addition, factors associated development of acute diarrhea, can be: increased anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 , Abuse of alcohol and / or caffeine intake of other medications, in addition to antibiotics.

 Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Causes of chronic diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea may be caused by bacteria, viruses, laxatives and some eating habits (eg, regular consumption of alcohol, caffeine and / or sweet). But much of its causes are chronic diseases such as:

  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ulcerative colitis