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How Many Years It Takes For Hepatitis B And C To Damage The Liver Completely
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Sir if we supress the virus of chronic hepatitis b patient for many years through medicine. how many chances of liver complication?
A new aide for mom had a liver transplant years ago and has chronic hepatitis b. Is my mom in danger of getting hep b?
Is hepatitis b can be cured now and what medicine or suppliments can I take to cure or help my liver to be healty again ?
Yes it can: Hepatitis b is a curable disease nowadays. Whether you can be cured 100% or not, no one will guarantee. No supplement has been shown to work on it, but prescription medications such interferon and some anti-viral meds, like ribavarin, will be able to help. Talk to your doc, have a comprehensive exam and determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking beer to about 300 to 500ml, very often, 3 to 4 times a year, would affect my liver , as im hepatitis b, but taking liv52?
Yes, you SHOULDN'T: There is no amount of alcohol that is safe for a damaged liver, and no amount of alcohol that can be safely taken with the medications used to treat hepatitis. The fact that you are willing to risk your health for a few pints of beer indicates to me that, whatever the amount you drink, it is a problem for you. You should remain completely abstinent. Any chance of more damage is too great for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??
2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 yr old had asymptomatic elevated liver enzymes ALT 147 AST 60 is this serious ?? Ultrasound is normal and hepatitis b and c was negative
Probably not..: But your doctor should check your lft periodically to make sure they are not rising ...Read more
Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more
I understand this Monday may 19th is national liver testing day
Where can I get tested for hepatitis b this Monday may 19?
I reside in central nj
Either...: ...arrange for testing through your primary care provider, or call the local health department. Next, If testing proves negative, and you have not yet been vaccinated, then consider same. ...Read more
Probably: Hepatitis c is the most common reason for liver transplantation today. Hepatitis b is also a fairly common cause. Neither is cured by removal of the old liver since the viruses hide out in other places in the body. Very complex topics. Best to explore with an expert in liver disease. Transplant is always the last resort, used only when other care does not suffice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Liver functions are altered in hepatitis. ( a, b, c, d, e ) to a varying degree. It most of the time correlates with disease activity. Serial fu of viral count and liver function helps. Treatment alters the course of disease. Untreated hep b can cause cirrohsis, liver cancer in long run. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Not sure what you mean or whether it is related in any way to your liver. Discuss with your doctor. If you have UC there are numerous potential complications. ...Read more
I have hepatitis B, a disease of the liver. Lately, i have notice a strange, offensive odor coming from me. Why is this and How can i combat this odor?
Uremia: You should have a checkup by your regular doctor. You may be smelling ammonia or urea which may indicate a decreasing function of your liver or a progression to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can : Yes hepatitis b can lead to a liver cancer. Majority of hepatitis b will be cured and resolved by your immune system- some of them however will continue and go into chronic active phase -where the virus remains active and viable inside your body- and this can lead into further damage to your liver - i.e. Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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