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Are There Differences Between Hepatitis C And Liver Disease
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Test results from April labs show low Glucose level at 2.7 mmol. Blood drawn in morning. Does this need urgent follow up? HCV + mild liver disease.
Not urgent : It is not urgent but should be followed up with at least a repeat test.
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.
I recently found i have hep c. I'm not showing signs of adv liver disease by blood work. Have had signif weight loss though. Is this from the virus?
Probably not: Keep looking for a cause of the weight loss with your physician's guidance.
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.
What is the prognosis for stage 4 grade 2 liver disease in someone with chronic hepatitis B who was diagnosed in 2014?
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.
Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?
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.
Inflammation: When there is inflammation in the liver as a result of an insult, liver tests can become elevated.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
Does a liver disease like hepatitis impact your body's ability to metabolize medication properly?
Yes it does: Some medications metabolized by liver and gets affected by liver disease.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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?
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