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stage 3 hepatic fibrosis and drinking

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No Rx: Only treating the underlying cause will help the scarring which is another term for the fibrosis.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatic fibrosis =: There is excessive connective tissue in the liver.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fibrosis = scarring: Inflammation of the liver, as almost anywhere else in the body, often heals with scarring. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
HepaScore: If not liver biopsy, alpha2 macro globulin increase; a lipoprotein a1 decrease, ggt, bilirubin, hyaluronic enzyme immunoassay; sex and age factor in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Liver injury, later: Not the hepatic fibrosis itself. Rather it is its complications like portal hypertension or eventually cirrhosis--gi bleed, ascites, fatigue, liver e ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. inderjit Deol
40 years experience Pathology
Cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis does not revert back even he stops drinking now.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hoping so!: I'm going to assume that alcohol is the sole cause, and that he's been checked for hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and hepatitis B and C. If he does choose ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: BUT.......People with Liver disorders should generally AVOID so called "liver poisons"....alcohol is considered such by the Medical Community. Hope th ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The occasional beer is not a problem with the conditionits self unless theres liver problems from right sided heart failure. But some of the medicatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Liver fibrosis?: A person who already has liver damage, regardless of the cause of the liver damage, should stay away from ethanol (alcoholic beverages) because alcoho ... Read More
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