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Chronic Hepatitis Cause Cirrhosis
Liver biopsy = hepatic parenchyma showing moderate to severe chronic hepatitis w/bridging fibrosis &focal changes of early micronodular cirrhosis. Grade 3-4 stage 3-4. Can thyroid cause this? Or what?
Unclear question: Do you have chronic hepatitis b? If not, do you work with patients with hep b? If you do, get vaccinated for hep b. I trust you follow universal precautions to prevent infecting yourself. Abstain from alcohol and hepatotoxic drugs like acetaminophen. If you are infected with hep b, you need to contact an infectious disease expert for treatment. ...Read more
I'm chronic hepatitis b carrier. I tried treatment but no avail. What're chances of getting liver failure or cirrhosis?
Actually low risk: Being a carrier confers little risk of liver failure/cirrhosis/cancer, but chronic, active hepb has a higher risk. Since you did not hve luck with therapy, the best you can do is nuture your liver--avoid/minimize alcohol/drugs, get vaccinated for hepa, eat a healthy, balanced diet along with maintaining ideal body wt (obesity increases risk), and follow-up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease.I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?
Liver Disease: I am very proud of you for asking this question. Your health is at significant risk. It is time to stop drinking and it is easier with help. Without knowing much about your life my gut sense is that you need an inpatient program that also has a medical component to it. You have very good programs in california. The betty ford center is excellent. ...Read more
What are the predisposing factors that can transform or activate the chronic hepatitis b virus to lead for cirrhosis, liver failure, hepato cancer .. ?
Not clearly known: It is quite unpredictable what leads the virus to do most of the damage to the liver. So best one can do is avoid any other hepato-toxins like alcohol use . Aslo eat healthy and avoid fatty liver which accompanies over eating and execessive weight. Eat healthy which is to consume low sugared foods with ample amounts of fruits and veggies with each meal. ...Read more
I have chronic hepatitis b and have been told this has caused cirrosis of my liver. Will I need a liver transplant in the future. ?
Maybe: It depends upon your age, overall health and the degree of liver damage. The reason for your hepatitis b is also important. If it was from drug usage, the transplant unit will want to make sure that you are "clean" before considering transplantation. With medical management, many people with hepatitis b and early cirrhosis (child class a) do pretty well and may not need a transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.
Rare: Transient liver test elevations occur in about 1% of patients using Viekirax. They usually start within the first four weeks of taking the medicine, and usually only last for about two weeks. The liver numbers should eventually return to normal. They are usually asymptomatic. It is important for your doctor to follow those numbers to be sure that they returned to normal. Good luck. ...Read more
Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca. ...Read more
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