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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
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
My question is to know, if hepatitis b chronic can be definitilly treated '
untill now the patient does not have yet liver damage .?
Not difinitive, yet : Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young/healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more
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