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I was told that lisinopril 40 mg twice daily was safe for a hepatitis C patient. However, the insert states may cause serious liver damage. ?

I was told that lisinopril 40 mg twice daily was safe for a hepatitis C  patient. However, the insert states may cause serious liver damage. ?

High dose: Lisinopril 40 mg twice daily seems excessive to me -- please talk with your doctor about your concern asap. There are other BP meds to choose from -. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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Does smoking weed hurt your liver if you hsve chronic hepatitis c?

Does smoking weed hurt your liver if you hsve chronic hepatitis c?

Marijuana: This has not been shown to hurt the liver In 7 states, including Arizona, Maine and Massachusetts hepatitis C is an approved condition for medical marijuana use. However, other states with medical marijuana laws, such as Vermont, Montana and Colorado, omit Hepatitis C from the list of approved conditions for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?

Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit.ly/166DLiq &
http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? 

How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? 

HCC Risk with HCV: Hepatitis c (hcv) infection leads to liver inflammation and liver scarring. Advanced liver scarring is also called cirrhosis. Patients with HCV and cirrhosis are at a higher risk for liver cancer and should be screened by their physicians for liver cancer. Patients with successful eradication of their HCV and cirrhosis will need to continue liver cancer screening. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? How?

Yes, it can.: Any type of long-standing irritation to the liver can cause cancer. These types of irritation include iron overload, alcohol overuse, and yes, hepatitis exposure. Basically, the body attacks cells with the hepatitis C virus inside. The body heals, and when this happens many times over the years, the new liver cells are disorganized in how they grow, to the point that they form cancer. ...Read more

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Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

No: No, but the problem is that it is impossible to predict which patients with hepatitis C will develop liver cancer. So it is really very important that everybody with hepatitis C regularly discusses this risk with your doctor. Some patients with hep c are recommended to have blood tests and liver ultrasounds performed regularly to check for cancer. ...Read more

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Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

No: Hepatitis c is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. This inflammation and cirrhosis (scarring) can lead to primary liver cancer also known as hepatocellular carcinoma. About 20% of people who contract hep c will develop cirrhosis, and about 20% of those will go on to develop cancer. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

Cirrhosis: Hepatitis c commonly causes chronic liver disease. Over time, if untreated, and with ongoing inflammation, can lead to scarring (cirrhosis). Hep c patients with cirrhosis are at increased risk for liver cancer. Goals of rx are to get rid of virus, stop the inflammation, prevent the scarring, and prevent cancer as well as liver failure. ...Read more

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Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Maybe: Abnormal liver chemistries (lfts) can be seen in abunch of disorders. Need a good history. Abnormal lfts generally initiate more testing to check on the cause for them, including viral infections (including hep c), autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, etc.
Most patients with hep c don't have much in way of symptoms, tip off may be abnormal lfts. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

Cirrhosis: In hepatitis c, you must have cirrhosis, prior to developing liver cancer. Alcohol, obesity, diabetes and HIV meds can accelerate liver damage leading to cirrhosis at a faster rate. ...Read more

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If someone has hepatitis C , should they not take supplements like prohormones which are taxing on the liver?

If someone has hepatitis C , should they not take supplements like prohormones which are taxing on the liver?

Should be fine: Precusor of hormone synthesis occurs in the liver and that would be cholesterol. Cholesterol gives rise to other hormones that are synthesized in the adrenal gland, ovaries and testes. I am not sure why you are using pro hormones but they should not affect your liver. If you are taking any medication most certainly these medications are metabolized by the liver and kidney. Montor lft"s. ...Read more

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Hello I am goin for treatment for hepatitis C in 10 mins and just wanna no what treatment they give you for it and have I got to have liver scan?

Hello I am goin for treatment for hepatitis C in 10 mins and just wanna no what treatment they give you for it and have I got to have liver scan?

Ask your physician: While the drug Sovaldi has received a great deal of publicity recently, that and other drugs, often used in combination, are used to treat hepatitis C. What tests are required depends upon the information known to your doctor and your current physical findings and lab tests ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause liver failure?

Can hepatitis C cause liver failure?

Absolutely: Hepatitis c is the number one reason people need a liver transplant in the us. It is estimated that about a third of people with hepatitis c will eventually develop severe liver damage. But it can take 20 to 40 years for cirrhosis to develop. The most important things to do are to stop drinking alcohol and discuss your need for treatment, taking into account all the new drugs in development. ...Read more

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How harmful are Xanax (alprazolam) on your liver if you have hepatitis c?

How harmful are Xanax (alprazolam) on your liver if you have hepatitis c?

Depends: Depends on the dose of Xanax and the condition of your liver. There is not a problem taking Xanax if you have Hepatitis C as long as liver tests are ok, but I would limit to low doses. You definitely should not drink alcohol, and try to avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen). I hope you have stopped your IV drug use, this is dangerous in many ways. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are signs that I can Tell if my chronic hepatitis C is getting worse I have my Liver appointment is Friday?

What are signs that I can Tell if my chronic hepatitis C is getting worse I have my Liver appointment is Friday?

Signs: You will be asked specific questions: pain, appetite, nausea, etc. You do not have to come prepared. Just be honest and try to answer the best you can. You will not be asked if your hepatitis is getting worse. I hope your hepatitis is getting better. ...Read more

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Signs that chronic hepatitis C is getting worse ? I have an appointment with my liver dr in two weeks just wanna knOw ?

Signs that chronic hepatitis C is getting worse ? I have an appointment with my liver dr in two weeks just wanna knOw ?

Liver signs: Some things to call your doctor about early include jaundice, that is a yellow color to the skin or eyes, easy bruising, nausea and vomiting, black tarry stools, a swelling or pain in the belly, fever confusion or any other change that you find disturbing. ...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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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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If someone has hepatitis c, how easy is it for them to get a liver transplant?

If someone has hepatitis c, how easy is it for them to get a liver transplant?

No short answer: Cirrhosis complicating hepatitis C infection is now the most common reason for liver transplantation in the US. ...Read more

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My sister is 35 and was diagnosed with stage 4 liver failure. She's had hepatitis C for a few years now..... What's her life span going to be now

My sister is 35 and was diagnosed with stage 4 liver failure. She's had hepatitis C for a few years now..... What's her life span going to be now

More info needed: Perhaps you mean your sister has cirrhosis? Does she really have liver failure? Life expectancy depends on how damaged someone's liver is, and what types of complications they have had. It is hard to predict what might happen to any one person though. I hope your sister is going to a doctor who has experience in advanced liver disease. This person can help her understand what to expect. ...Read more

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In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

Hepatitis C: There is no way to answer that accurately. Lifestyle plays a big role in staying alive longer whether you have hep C or anything else for that matter. If you continue with poor choices like unprotected sex, fatty animal based diet, no fruits or vegetables and not see your liver doctor, it won't take long to kill you. See your doctor check how your liver is doing, make better lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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If someone suffers from hepatitis C and also has a liver pain what should they do?

If someone suffers from hepatitis C and also has a liver pain what should they do?

Get evaluated: Hepatitis c is a risk factor for development of cirrhosis and liver cancer (both may cause right upper quadrant abdominal pain). Evaluation with bloodwork as well as imaging is necessary for diagnosis of the above mentioned conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cirrhoses of the liver and hepatitis C how long do What to do if I have to live?

What to do if I have cirrhoses of the liver and hepatitis C how long do What to do if I have to live?

It depends: depends on how damaged is your liver. The "MELD" score is a formula that predicts mortality. ask your gastroenterologist. Labs are needed to calculate the MELD score. you should have regular visits with a doctor that is familiar with treatment of cirrhosis, preferably at a transplant center. ...Read more

Dr. Atique Mirza
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