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what can be done for stage 4 hepatic fibrosis

A 51-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 43-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 44-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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatic fibrosis =: There is excessive connective tissue in the liver.
A 53-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.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. T ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Specializes in Palliative Care
Focused physical exm: Start with a physical exam from your primary care physician. Focus and feel free to ask your doctor about your concerns. Specifically report any breat ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmmm: Hard to understand how caffeine could prevent fibrosis especially acutely. Fibrosis is a long term process.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's ... Read More

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