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What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

Fever : You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Unlikely: Cirrhosis is a result of persistent or recurrent severe inflammation of the liver cells with subsequent scarring. It has many causes, but without knowing what drugs you were taking, in what quantity and for how long it is nearly impossible to predict side effects. ...Read more

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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more

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How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension? Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?

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How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?

Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more

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In Clinical trials x cirrhosis, "No illegal drugs or abused drugs" allowed before or during the study? Do they test you using urine or blood? Is legal

In Clinical trials x cirrhosis, "No illegal drugs or abused drugs" allowed before or during the study? Do they test you using urine or blood? Is legal

Read protocols: Trials are highly controlled to monitor for potential side effect of medications and interactions with other drugs as well as cure. It is legal to test as you are a voluntary participant in a study. A positive test would most likely result in your dismissal from the trial as you would have ongoing risk of infection with Hep B/C and HIV skewing the results of the trial and efficacy data. ...Read more

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What is the safest drug to treat opiate addiction if you suffer from severe liver cirrhosis?

What is the safest drug to treat opiate addiction if you suffer from severe liver cirrhosis?

Detox slowly: The safest way is just a very slow taper of the opiate, ie just reduce the dose by 10% every third or fourth day...Example go from ten oxy a day to nine and then keep at that level for 4 days then go to 8 and so on. Most people can cut their consumption in half but then run into a plateau. At that point, some Clonidine and some xanax (alprazolam) can some things out. Big problem is not getting hooked oxana. ...Read more

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My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?

My mother's sgot is 87 and sgpt 77, given I am not taking any drugs nor alcohol... Does that mean a liver cirrhosis or hepatitis?

You or mother?: Mild elevations in liver enzymes, unknown significance, if not from alcohol, medications then possible from obesity as this is a leading cause of hepatitis. Discuss with your doctor. Mild elevations are not uncommon and don't usually indicated cirrhosis, but still finding a specific cause is important. ...Read more

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Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago. 3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss. Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago.  3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss.  Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Have doc check it : Formerly known as non a/b hepatitis, your concern for untreated hepatitis c to cause hepatocellular carcinoma later in life is appropriate, but other reasons exist for your symptoms. See your doctor for the appropriate tests to be done. ...Read more

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