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Please name the treatment for hepatites b and fatty liver?

Please name the treatment for hepatites b and fatty liver?

TWO DIFFERENT THINGS: Fatty liver-is just fat deposited in liver tissue, no treatment.Weight loss helps. As far as hep b talk to your doctor or a hepatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

The viruses: Are present in the plasma part of the blood. ...Read more

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What is the diet plan for hepatitus c patients?

What is the diet plan for hepatitus c patients?

Don't drink: The only diet plan for hepatitis c is to avoid alcohol. However, if your hepatitis has progressed to cirrhosis, then there are more dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

MD, SONO, AFP lab: Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis. Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker). ...Read more

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After a hep c diagnosis, then a liver biopsy of cancer. How long to live?

After a hep c diagnosis, then a liver biopsy of cancer. How long to live?

Liver biopsy: Liver cancer is a serious cancer and needs to be treated quickly and aggressively. The prognosis depends on a number of factors, including the size, precise location and local/distant spread of the tumor. The oncologist would be able to provide more precise information given the specific details of a case. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is malaria and hepatitis b coinfection for the liver?

How unhealthy is malaria and hepatitis b coinfection for the liver?

Malaria: Malaria in anyone with an immune compromising condition may be more severe. Certainly, in a person with Hepatitis B, the liver is already compromised, so malaria on top of that could prove to be extremely serious. ...Read more

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How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

Undetermined: Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b .Would you recommend liver transplant or notnot?

Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b .Would you recommend liver transplant  or notnot?

See ur hepatologist: Diet for patients with liver disease in part depends on the cause of liver disease. In general, avoid things that can further aggravate liver injury, such as alcohol. Reduce fatty food intake, go easy on salt and watch protein intake. Eat smaller amounts more frequently. The decision regarding transplant depends on the cause of liver disease and symptoms. You should see a liver doctor. ...Read more

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How can we reduce sgpt and sgot level if suffering from liver cirohsis and hep c if the patient is not a candidate for interferon etc?

How can we reduce sgpt and sgot level if suffering from liver cirohsis and hep c if the patient is not a candidate for interferon etc?

Hepatitis: This is truly a question and answer best evaluated and discussed with your hepatologist and liver specialty group since there might be alternative methods that can be used since there might not be available usage with interferon. ...Read more

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Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver) in two months' time?

Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver) in two months' time?

Liver: Yes you can. steatohepatitis, simple put fat deposits in your liver can be excerated by poor fatty diet, or high consumption of alcohol. I had a patient that became depressed after his divorce. resorted to alcohol, binging, and drinking a pint of vodka on a daily. he induced liver changes very quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?

Normal liver functio: All the three conditions can have fluctuating levels of ast and alt (liver functions).So it is possible to have normal lft's sometimes with cirrhosis , fatty liver and hepatitis b& c. ...Read more

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What is a preferred diet for a marginal liver dysfunction and why?

What is a preferred diet for a marginal liver dysfunction and why?

New recommendations: There is a wonderful medical documentary on netflix or hulu called forks over knives. This shows the why. Engine 2 diet explains the how. Also on netflix. ...Read more

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Will the hepatitis C be cured by a liver transplant?

Will the hepatitis C be cured by a liver transplant?

Not cured, treated: Hepatitis c virus hides in multiple places throughout the body, not just the liver. That 's why removal of a damaged liver and replacement with a healthier liver does not cure the infection. The virus comes out of hiding and infects the new liver too. The best treatment is using the gentlest approach to suppression of the immune system in order to allow some residual ability to fight the virus. ...Read more

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Where can I find a good hepatic diet for a person with liver disease?

Where can I find a good hepatic diet for a person with liver disease?

Well balanced: There is no specific liver diet, but it is important to consume a healthy well-balanced diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver) in two months time?

Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver)  in two months time?

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Glucose intolerant... What is a good diet to follow? Also have fatty liver..

Glucose intolerant... What is a good diet to follow? Also have fatty liver..

Lose weight: Chances are that you are overweight. The best diet is one that you can maintain, and will allow you to gradually lose weight by eating fewer calories. Most people will find that restricting carbohydrates and starches in their diet will be the most successful way. You might look at the South Beach diet, Sugar busters, or Zone diets. Atkins diet is difficult to maintain over the long run. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more