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Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

No: Hepatitis c is a type of liver disease. The virus infects the cells of the liver and damage results. Other things can cause liver disease as well including other viruses (hepatitis b, a), alcohol, fat, drugs/medication, etc.

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My dad has extreme psoriasis, end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching what can we do he can't sleep?

My dad has extreme psoriasis,  end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching  what can we do he can't sleep?

See Dermatologist: See your dermatologist for the best advice. The cause of the itching could be related to more that one of the above and thus control of all of these are important.

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Can having liver disease affect your blood results you get back from hep c?

Can having liver disease affect your blood results you get back from hep c?

Yes.: First have to apologize, i hit the wrong 'button' on question about donating your liver if have hep c: no. As for current question, if you've recovered from the acute phase hep c, all the liver function studies often come back to normal, though may persist in elevated state. Your body will develop hep c antibodies, but at any time in the future, it could become active or lead to other liver probs.

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Please tell me, could i get cured from hep c & fatty liver disease combined?

Please tell me, could i get cured from hep c & fatty liver disease combined?

Probably not: There are new medications on the horizon for hepatitis c. If in addition you have common non-alcoholic fatty liver (and this isn't just the fat that tends to accumulate in hepatitis c), how about getting back into physical fitness like when you were a teen? You have nothing to lose and much to gain.

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Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

2 different diseases: Fatty liver is 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. Hep C is an infection.

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Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously.

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What is the prognosis for stage 4 grade 2 liver disease in someone with chronic hepatitis B who was diagnosed in 2014?

What is the prognosis for stage 4 grade 2 liver disease in someone with chronic hepatitis B who was diagnosed in 2014?

It's variable.: Stage 4 means cirrhosis. Grade 2 means there is inflammation in the liver. Survival is greatly improved it the hepatitis B is treated - there are medicines for this. You should be seeing a specialist for this and consider treatment.

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What immunization should be given to hepatitis b and c negativr cld(chronic liver disease)?

What immunization should be given to hepatitis b and c negativr cld(chronic liver disease)?

Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease.

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What are the chances of liver failure or liver disease if I had hepatitis?

Which hepatitis?: Chronic hep b and hep c can create liver failure, and the latter is the most common cause for liver transplant in the U.S. Today. Both are potentially treatable and curable, so get checked by a gastroenterologist asap.

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Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Acute hepatitis: Is a form of liver disease. Most people recover from acute viral hepatitis. Unfortunately some cases progress to chronic aggressive form of disease, which can lead to cirrhosis. So have your doctor keep an eye on you.

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I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

Can't answer: There are many types of hepatitis, and hepatitis is just one type of liver disease. So if you have liver disease, you may or may not have hepatitis.

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Why coes serum aminotransferase increase in liver disease like viral hepatitis ?

Inflammation: When there is inflammation in the liver as a result of an insult, liver tests can become elevated.

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My liver enzymes are elevated, but i tested negative for hepatitis, could I have liver disease or cancer?

My liver enzymes are elevated, but i tested negative for hepatitis, could I have liver disease or cancer?

Possibly, not likely: Meds, supplements and alcohol can elevate your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis c is common, so make sure they tested for it. The first step is to make sure whatever you put in your mouth isn't hurting your liver, and follow your test results over time. About 9% of adults have abnormal lfts. Obesity causing fatty liver is another common cause. I'm not sayin' you're fat, but had to mention it!

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How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage.

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Diagnosed liver disease. No alcohol no hepatitis. Mass size of my fist. Only symptom is occasional pain. Should I choose to remove it or leave it ?

Diagnosed liver disease. No alcohol no hepatitis. Mass size of my fist. Only symptom is occasional pain. Should I choose to remove it or leave it ?

Follow docs' advice: This is far too important, and potentially dangerous, for you to be relying on an opinion on this kind of forum. Discuss with the doctor(s) involved with your care and follow their advice. If in doubt, ask for a second opinion.

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I have high sgpt of 66, while normal sgot&gamma-gt and I have no hepatitis a, b, or c & no liver disease and no std's, it is due to atihypertensive drugs?

I have high sgpt of 66, while normal sgot&gamma-gt and I have no hepatitis a, b, or c & no liver disease and no std's, it is due to atihypertensive drugs?

Likely: I trust that hemochromatosis and wilson's were ruled out. You might get ultrasounded for fatty liver and/or recommended to increase your level of fitness. This is not especially high -- some healthy folks fall here -- and if your physican is not concerned, i would not be either.

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