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what will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Make it worse: If some one has hepatitis a, b, c or alcoholic hepatitis.Any amount of alcohol can make be very poisnous and lead to liver damage ending in cirrhosis and liver failure and will not be a candidate for liver transplant, unless have been alcohol free foe six months, but has been controversial lately.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Make it worse: Drinking alcohol can make chronic hepatitis worse, leading to to more rapid progression of fibrosis.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol use in a compromized liver can lead to cirrhosis, irreversible.

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands.
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What must I avoid or limit in my diet while breastfeeding besides alcohol?

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Tobacco and other : Drugs cause harm to the infant, most foods are quite safe.
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What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How probable is hepatitis carrier getting liver cancer?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Liver cirrhosis & ca: Hepatocellular carcinoma (malignant hepatoma) is most common type of liver cancer, & most cases are secondary to either viral hepatitis or cirrhosis. This tumor is rare in usa. Main risk factors are alcoholism, hepatitis b or c, wilson's disease, type 2 diabetes with obesity, & hemochromatosis.
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Can you get rid of chronic hepatitis b?

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Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: You generally don't get rid of chronic hepatitis b, but you can keep it permanently suppressed with medications.

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