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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

Low dose recommended: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours). In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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How common is it for people with chronic hepatitis C to need a liver transplant?

How common is it for people with chronic hepatitis C to need a liver transplant?

Liver failure due to hepatitis C is the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States: But because most infected people don't know about their condition until it's advanced, researchers can provide only rough estimates of the risk and rate of progression to liver failure in chronic hepatitis C. Without treatment, most people who get hepatitis C remain infected for life. Infections that persist in this way are called chronic. Chronic hepatitis C infection causes ongoing liver inflammation that leads to scarring (fibrosis). As fibrosis progresses, scars gradually replace healthy liver tissue. In response to tissue loss, the liver goes into growth mode, increasing cell production and forming new blood vessels. Instead of repairing the damage, though, these changes cause new problems that are more likely to lead to liver failure than is fibrosis alone. This stage of liver damage is known as cirrhosis. Hepatitis C-related liver failure is usually a result of cirrhosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that out of 100 people infected with hepatitis C, approximately 60 to 70 will develop chronic liver disease — specifically, hepatitis and fibrosis — and 5 to 20 will develop cirrhosis. An estimated 1 to 5 out of 100 people with chronic hepatitis C will die of liver failure or liver cancer resulting from the infection. ...Read more

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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

MD, SONO, AFP lab: Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis. Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker). ...Read more

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Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches ?

Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches <other than acetaminophen or ibuprofen>?

CURE CURE ?????: Hepatitis c remains with you active or dormant ; headaches if noreason found by a neurologigt then try this xango juice 3 oz, hold in mouth for 3 min. 3 times a day for 3 months . Yoga . Massage of scalp 5 min every day essential oils aroma therapy 5fruits, 5 berries , 5 veges / day. ...Read more

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Is Alleve safe to take for someone with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Is Alleve safe to take for someone with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Yes if no cirrhosis: Aleve(naproxen) and Motrin(ibuprofen) are primarily excreted by the kidneys and not metabolized in the liver. If a patient with NAFLD is asymptomatic, has normal liver function(bilirubin) and no evidence of cirrhosis Aleve and Motrin can be taken without toxicity. NSAIDS can occasionally elevate hepatic enzymes so it's probably wise to check LFT's occasionally if using NSAIDS regularly. ...Read more

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Why is c. Diff most dangerous for a young or elderly patient?

Why is c. Diff most dangerous for a young or elderly patient?

Dangerous in elderly: Older age is a well established risk factor for having a more severe case of c diff, as well as dying from it. This is likely because being older is a surrogate marker for having other diseases that can suppress your immune response, such as diabetes, cancer, etc. The very young (2yo and under) have not been shown to have more severe cases of c diff. In fact, many infants are colonized with it! ...Read more

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What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more

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Is marijuana harmful if you have hep c and b and cirrhosis?

Is marijuana harmful if you have hep c and b and cirrhosis?

Won't get transplant: I'm not saying it makes sense, but in some jurisdictions, you can be taken off the list for liver transplantation solely because you use -- or even have used -- marijuana. I am not making this up. This is "politics as usual." and this is in contrast to how having ruined your liver doing alcohol in the first place and being very likely to revert -- you can still get your transplant. ...Read more

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With so many people getting vaccines for a and for b, is c the more common hepatitis now?

No: Worldwide hep a is very common: usually short term, 1% fatality; bad food/h2o; preventible. Hep b common in far east, other; can cause chronic disease; preventible. In us, about 1-2 million hep b pts. Both above have vaccines. Hep c est. 4 mill in us; most don't know; risks iv, nasal drug use, transfusion before 1993, blood products. No vaccine. Commonly chronic, lead to cirrhosis, ca. Rx: b, c. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice safe for everyone even patients with kidney and liver disease?

Is cranberry juice safe for everyone even patients with kidney and liver disease?

Kidney stones...: Cranberry juice is high in salts called oxalates. When people drink a lot of cranberry juice, these salts can crystallize into hard urinary oxalate stones, especially in people who already tend to get these types of stones. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take jetepar detoxicating agent for liver as a cleansing agent for someone who has no obvious liver problems.

Is it ok to take jetepar detoxicating agent for liver as a cleansing agent for someone who has no obvious liver problems.

Not safe to take.: It's probably not okay because over the past few years we have seen patients who have developed liver failure to the point of needing liver transplants from using liver cleansing products. Though, this may seem counterintuitive, it's the problem with taking something that your body doesn't need, there is always a risk. ...Read more

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Is splenectomy save for patients with hepatitis b or c?

Is splenectomy save for patients with hepatitis b or c?

Avoid splenectomy: Splenectomy should be done very cautiously in patients where it is enlarged (splenomegaly) due to liver disease caused by cirrhosis of the liver (such as from hepatitis b or c). Other procedures to decompress the veins between the liver and spleen should be considered, such as a splenorenal shunt or tips. Rarely, there will be true splenic pathology which warrants splenectomy. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Is stevia safe for someone suffering with cirrhosis of the liver?

Is stevia safe for someone suffering with cirrhosis of the liver?

Unknown: Because stevia is eliminated via liver deconjugation, to the extent that this pathway is compromised by cirrhosis would argue against stevia's safety. Caution is advised and discussion with a gastroenterologist is appropriate. ...Read more

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What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

No method is perfect: Is it worth it? You're taking a risk, and even use of condoms is not a foolproof method of protection against transmission of infection that can be acquired from contact with even a small amount of the infected partner's blood. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C or drinks contain vitamin C harmful for patient with ckd? I have ckd

Is vitamin C or drinks contain vitamin C harmful for patient with ckd?  I have ckd

Depends on amount: Vitamin c is an essential vitamin. However, excessive amounts can lead to kidney stones, which could possibly affect your ckd. I would avoid taking any extra amounts of vitamin c, such as supplements/tablets, but the normal amount you get in your diet should be fine as long as you're not consuming excessive amounts. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c drinking out of someone with hep c glass of water thinking it was your own and is hep c curable?

Can you get hep c drinking out of someone with hep c glass of water thinking it was your own and is hep c curable?

Take it easy: Hepatitis-c infection is spread through sharing needles, receiving blood products, sexual contact; etc. It does not spread through digesting food or water. Good luck ! ...Read more

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