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hep c, stage 3 liver, virus count: 700000. would different foods affect my condition. if so, what kinds of foods should i be eating/staying away from?

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Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
A complex question: In a nutshell- anything that would stress your already damaged liver. Foods that require the liver to process such as certain certain meats, medications that can adversely affect your liver (for example, isoniazid, rifampin), and products such as alcohol and acetaminophen. For the foods to eat/or stray away from, a consultation with a hepatologist or a nutritionist, would be invaluable.
Answered on Nov 7, 2013
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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
More info needed: You have a lot of liver scarring. The first questions are whether you are a candidate for curative hepatitis c treatment and whether you need it now or in the future. A specialist should be helping you decide this, based on the hcv genotype and other information. For now, the most important intervention you can make is to stop drinking alcohol if you drink. This is fuel to the fire of hepatitis c.
Answered on Mar 23, 2013

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