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could hepatitis b & c be cured completely?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: Hepatitis c can be cured completely. Hepatitis b can be controlled, sometimes "cured" however it usually remains in your liver dna and can re-activate in certain occasions.

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Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have diabetes?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Medication related: Some diabetic meds are metabolized or work in the liver. If the hepatitis a affects your liver function, then it's ability to process those medications will be altered.
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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I am an alcoholic?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: All patients with chronic liver diseases need to be counseled to stop drinking. Alcohol will cause the liver damage from hepatitis b and hepatitis C to become more rapid. Two liver problems are always worse than one.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Where in the world is hepatitis b more prevalent?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Asia, Eastern Europe: From the who website: hepatitis b is endemic in china and other parts of asia where 8-10% of the adult population are chronically infected. High rates of chronic infections are also found in the amazon and the southern parts of eastern and central europe. In the middle east and indian sub-continent, an estimated 2% to 5% of the general population is chronically infected.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could hepatitis b & c be cured completely?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sometimes: Hepatitis b patients usually recover completely and are immune. If it goes chronic, usually it can't be cured, though there's talk of cures with some of the new protocols. Hepatitis c usually goes chronic; the physician may try for a cure with intensive therapy and it may or may not work.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can hepatitis b & c be cured completely? Can any docs explain?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Hep B and C: As of now, there are treatments that can absolutely CURE Hepatitis C. A cure for Hep B, however, is not available at this time, but, with treatment the viral load can be suppressed to non-detectable levels. Discuss with your doctor or a Gastroenterologist. There are many treatment options.

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