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Dr. Jamie Berkes

Hepatology
Covington, IN
24 years experience

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Hepatology

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
See below: While viral particles can be found in saliva, it is not an important mode of transmission of hepatitis c. To my knowledge, transmission through saliv... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
No: There are no dietary changes that would help unless you also happened to have iron deficiency. I always check baseline iron studies prior to starting ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Jaundice: Liver dysfunction leading to high bilirubin levels is the most. Ommon cause, but there are also non-liver related conditions. Anyone with yellow eyes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
No: While it is technically possible to remove a gallstone and leave the gallbladder this is not done. If someone has gallstones requiring surgery, the en... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes and no: Alcohol itself is not a common exacerbator of symptomatic gallstones. More commonly fatty meal which stimulate gallbladder contractions can increase s... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Unlikely: The role of milk thistle in fatty lived disease is limited. In hepatitis C one study showed that high intravenous doses may slow progression, but is n... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes: Jaundice from gilbert's can be exacerbated by sleep deprivation, prolonged fasting, and acute illnesses. Try to gets plenty of sleep eat frequent smal... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the severity of the cellulitis, it may possible to continue treating your hepatitis C while also being treated for the cellulitis. You sh... Read More
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Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Possibly none: People may by without symptoms from liver disease until it is very advanced. Even people with early cirrhosis may be asymptomatic. As the liver's func... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
?: Need more information. The definition of hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It can be caused from many things including infections, medications,... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Internet: The newer hepatitis C agents have only been available for a few months. Many gastroenterologists are using them, but some still uncomfortable with the... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
No: This is well within normal.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes: This could be a sign if severe anemia or some other complication. You should notify your treating physician immediately.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
See below: This may or may not be related to your diagnosis. Poly cystic liver disease can cause high blood pressure within the liver. This can cause the spleen ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes: Interferon for hepatitis b is given for a finite duration. Either it works to cause the virus to go into remission or it doesn't. If continued treatm... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes: The liver constantly repairs itself. It's the only organ in our body where you can remove over 60 % of the organ and it will regenerate to a near nor... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Vitamin moderation: There no vitamins that have been proven to prevent liver damage from chronic alcoholism. In persons who drink heavily and have poor dietary habits, vi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) is not contraindicated in most liver diseases if the total daily dose is < 3000-4000 mg... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Blood work: Your doctor should be checking for viral hepatitis as well as other causes of liver disease. Most causes can be identified with blood work and imaging... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Yes and no: Injection site reactions are common. Warm compresses ANS analgesics can be helpful. If this site is more red or painful than usually, you should have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Hepatology 24 years experience
Need more info: If only you bilirubin is elevated the possibilities would include a benign condition called gilbert's disease, but other possibilities such hemolytic ... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1998MD
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