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What is a good hepatitis-c herbal treatment for kidney patient?

What is a good hepatitis-c herbal treatment for kidney patient?

None: There are many advertisements discussing 'herbal medications' or 'detox your liver naturally', however be cautious as these supplements/herbals or online products cause more harm than good than actually 'help' the liver as they claim. I would not recommend any herbal supplements. See a hepatologist for discussion of the new hep c treatments as we can cure > 90% of patients now. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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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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Pls I am reactive to hepatitis b and my wife hepatitis C and we are relying on herbal medicine will it cure us? And again can we have unprotected sex

Pls I am reactive to hepatitis b and my wife hepatitis C and we are relying on herbal medicine will it cure us? And again can we have unprotected sex

No herbal cures: There are no herbal cures for hepatitis b or c. Hepatitis c can be cured with medication. Chronic hepatitis b can be effectively treated, but whether you have chronic hepatitis b depends on what you mean by "reactive." your wife should definitely be vaccinated against hepatitis b, which is much more likely to be transmitted sexually than hepatitis c, although that can also occur. ...Read more

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Are there any new drugs for treatment of hepatitis c?

Yeah! 2 new ones: 2 new drugs, protease inhibitor-type drugs approved. Added to the standard interferon/ribavirin rx. Different dose schedules. Big help in improving response rates, even in prior relapsers and nonresponders to rx; might decrease duration of rx. More in the drug research pipeline. ...Read more

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What goes on when getting the IV shot treatment for hepatitis c?

Please clarify: there are no medications for HCV administered IV... do you mean interferon, administered under the skin? ...Read more

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Can there be a treatment or cure for hepatitis C that is affordable?

Can there be a treatment or cure for hepatitis C that is affordable?

Yes: All the major pharmaceutical companies that make medications to cure hepatitis c have programs that will provide free medication if you meet income requirements. Talk to you doctor about these programs and how to pay for lab tests to make sure that you are responding and are not being hurt by the medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink on the new hepatitis C treatment?

Is it okay to drink on the new hepatitis C treatment?

I wouldn't: As you are undergoing the new hep c therapy, you can probably wait 3 months until your end of treatment to give you the highest chance of curing your hep c. Drinking alcohol can decrease the chance of cure as alcohol is filtered in the liver. I wouldn't chance it. ...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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How long could a patient with hepatitis C virus live without any medical treatment but eating recommended food?

How long could a patient with hepatitis C virus live without any medical treatment but eating recommended food?

A long time: From my perspective, most people with hcv die with it, not of it. Not everyone benefits from therapy and many probably do not need therapy at all. ...Read more

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What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

What is the best hepatitis C 2B treatment?

Interferon Ribivarin: Treatments consists of a combination of pegylated interferon Alpha and the antiviral drug Ribavirin for a period of 24 or 48 weeks, depending on hcv genotype.When combined with ribavirin, pegylated interferon-alpha-2a may be superior to pegylated interferon-alpha-2b, though the evidence is not strong. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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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
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Hep C (Definition)

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