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Is It Safe To Drink Alcohol Once In A While If I Have Hepatitis C
No: Never, not even one, ever. Seriously!Get a more detailed answer ›
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Do health consequences result from drinking alcohol when having hepatitis c? If so, what are they?
Worsening function..: Your liver function will decline more rapidly and can result in advancing cirrhosis. Best to avoid it. ...Read more
Am 70 yrs. I never drink alcohol. No medicines. No hepatitis b or c. Liver enzymes sgpt , sgot, alkalibe, gamma are normal. Can I have liver cirosis?
Yes but uncommon : It is still possible but unlikely. You could have had hepatitis in the past with liver injury and development of scarring. Genetic problem could also predispose one to cirrhosis. The normal liver values just means you are not having active liver injury at present but the scarring had already taken place. ...Read more
If I had hepatitis a, does that mean I can't drink alcohol for a certain number of weeks afterwards?
Wait: I would wait until your liver is fully recovered. ...Read more
Shouldn't. : Would be best to wait and allow your liver to fully recover. ...Read more
Alcohol is not: Essential, but a functioning liver is! why take the chance of further damage? ...Read more
What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing came back negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.
Consider biopsy: Make sure that you look at medications such as herbs, supplements, nsaids and avoid them to see if it helps. You should also have complete liver blood work done besides hepatitis panel as well as an ultrasound of your liver. If this comes back normal consider seeing a hepatologist and consider a biopsy for definitive answers. ...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 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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