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Dr. Camilla Graham
747 doctors shared insights

Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease.I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?

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

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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

Some ideas: We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, and antitrypsin deficiency less treatable, both could be tested for. I trust he did not drink or take any meds including Ibuprofen during the workup. Most likely is metabolic syndrome with a rx for aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the treatment for it?

Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the  treatment for it?

A G.I.: Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait! ...Read more

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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

Read labels and avoid medications that go through your liver
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Do not drink alcohol
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Eat healthy and keep routine doctor appointments with lab work
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My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

Some ideas: We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, and antitrypsin deficiency less treatable, both could be tested for. I trust he did not drink or take any meds including Ibuprofen during the workup. Most likely is metabolic syndrome with a rx for aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the treatment for it?

A G.I.: Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait! ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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Is it possible to simultaneously contract hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and swine flu?

No: One does not contract cirrhosis, it develops slowly related to viral hepatitis or other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
1,157 doctors shared insights

Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
567 doctors shared insights

Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more