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How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

Undetermined: Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Liver (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

No: As long as they wear proper personal care equipment with healthcare, such as gloves etc, there shouldn't be much risk. The main risk is with exposure to bodily fluids(blood, etc) and sex(clearly not an issue here). ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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What immunization should be given to hepatitis b and c negativr cld(chronic liver disease)?

What immunization should be given to hepatitis b and c negativr cld(chronic liver disease)?

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

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Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

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 more

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Do you need liver tests for hepatitis b?

Do you need liver tests for hepatitis b?

Yes: Symptoms may be suggestive, but there are several strains of viral hepatitis. Specific tests are needed to determine which strain you have so appropriate treatment may be undertaken. ...Read more

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Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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


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