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Does Having Hep C Prevent Gastric Bypass
Hepatitis c and gastric bypass surgery? Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have hepatitis c?
First things first: If the hep c is amendable to treatment, that would be the best way to do. Coffee may help. ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more
While I'm taking Sovaldi 400mg and Moderiba(Ribavirin,USP) 600mg/600mg for hep c genotype 3!! Would smoking cigaretts interfere with my treatment???
It might: Sovaldi is affected by a number of drugs which induce the enzymes that metabolize it, and tobacco smoke does cause enzyme induction of similar enzymes in the liver. Of more concern, several studies have shown that smokers had more scarring in their livers, although they could not separate this effect completely from the effects of alcohol, since those who smoke more tend to drink more. ...Read more
Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, which goes through the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Various substances stimulate secretion of gut hormones and enzymes. In gastric bypass operations, the antrum, duodenum and proximal jejunum are bypassed and reduce levels of these hormones. ...Read more
Does accupressure help in patients suffering from hep c and liver cirohsis if no allopathic treatment is possible?
That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast," as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more
Have hepc, cirohsis1yr already, admitted in hospital 4heart arrythmatic problem.After blood test show hepc abs nonreactive.Not taking any liver med.Adv?
Repeat the test: There is the serious possibility of a lab error. ...Read more
Does antibiotic damage liver?my grandma have cirrhosis gastric ulcer and gastritis ?how to treatment ?
Which antibiotic?: No medication is without potential side effect. Work w/your (grandma's) doc to determine if desired benefit exceeds potential risk. Some medications, such as paracetamol, are dangerous to liver in high doses. Others harm kidneys or stomach lining. Ask prescribing doc which medications are being used. Then search reputable references such as www.drugs.com & www.epocrates.com, etc. Good luck! ...Read more
Hep c cause Cirrhosis stage 4grade1 treatment cured from hep c, Can Cirrhosis still progress and keep scarring the liver after been clear from hep c?
Yes: Unfortunately cirrhosis is an irreversible process and some of the inflammatory activity that leads to scarring of the liver may proceed in absence of the virus (autoimmune mechanism). However, getting rid of the virus at least removes the initial or major cause of inflammation and thus may slow down the entire process ...Read more
Is there any new cure for hep c and cirohsis. 76 years male with hepc , cirohsis, heartt issue and gall bladder stone?
New pricey meds: You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with the new, very pricey regimen that eliminates the infection in about 85% of people who receive it. Given that there is talk about making this an entitlement for prison inmates, why it should not be given to a decent man whose cirrhosis might be reversed is a question about which I hope society will make a wise decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?
Healthjy diet will h: Fatty liver usually occurs when you are overweight. So you need to eat healthy and lose some weight(also begin daily exercise). You should adopt reduced fats in your diet and reduce refined carbohydrates like sugar and starches. Avoid animal fats and switch to a plant based, low caloric diet with ample portions of veggies and fruits in your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: About 25% of people who have hcv antibodies, indicating that they were exposed to this virus, will have spontaneously cleared the infection through their immune response. The only way to know if you actually have active infection is to test for hcv RNA (viral load). If the RNA is detected the person has active infection and could have liver damage. ...Read more
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