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Medicine For Hepatitis
Difficult to cure: Once infected with Hepatitis B virus, only a small percentage of people can be cured. Infection frequently requires chronic suppressive therapy with medications such as Peg-interferon (an immune system modulator) and antiviral medications such as lamivudine and adefovir. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with blood/bodily fluids (safe sex, no needle sharing, etc) and getting vaccinated. ...Read more
See a specialist: This is a rapidly changing area and seeing a liver specialist is the best way to find the best current medication. From an alternative stand point I recommend silver shield brand of colloidal silver. It's unique molecular structure sets up an electromagentic resonance that causes clumping of active viral RNA preventing insertion into new host cells www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more
Hep b medicine: There multiple medications for hepatitis b however once with lowest resistance to virus is tenofovir (viread) interferon also use but has many adverse side effects. Treatment depends whether virus in immune tolerant (immune sleeping stage) or immune active (immune fighting stage) this is determine based on liver enzyme elevation and amount of virus in blood and specific marker hbeag. ...Read more
Recommend Against: Many homeopathic medications can be harmful to the liver. They are just more chemicals that the liver has to process (yes, homeopathic medications are chemicals). If cirrhosis is present, this can be even worse. Milk thistle is likely to be safe, but there is no clear data that this is beneficial. Many of my patients feel better taking it, however. ...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
Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more
Could Ayurveda have any medicine to cure chronic hepatitis b or atleast lower the viral load drastically?
Ayurvedic medicine: I am not an Ayurvedic practitioner. However, I do believe that many alternative therapies can have overall beneficial effects on a person's well being. This, in turn, may translate into better response to traditional treatments. I don't know if anyone can give a definitive answer to your question, but if a person feels calmer, better, with alt. Therapies, this can only be a good thing! ...Read more
Could homeopathy have any medicine to cure chronic hepatitis b or atleast lower the viral load drastically?
Collaborative care: A homeopath may be able to help you with hepatitis b, in collaboration with conventional medical care. There are over 100 remedies that include liver inflammation (hepatitis) in their complete symptoms. It's important to realize that homeopathy is not the kind of medicine that eliminates viruses, but it can strengthen the individual's resilience so that s/he can better fight off infection. ...Read more
What are the side effects of the new hepatitis medicine (SOFALDI) and what's your opinion on it.? advise please
See hepatologist: Sovaldi, or sofosbuvir, is a new class of drugs for treatment of Hepatitis C. The most common side effects include fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia, itching, rash, decreased appetite, and diarrhea. However, in Egypt, the most common HCV genotype is 4, which requires either combination with ribavirin for 24 weeks, or with interferon and ribavirin for 12 weeks. These drugs also have side effects ...Read more
No: Nothing that works as well as prescribed drugs, which are very effective. ...Read more
With caution: Being hepatitis b positive (carrier state) and having the disease are different. I think it is wise that you read and ask always if these medications are processed to through the liver to be safe since hepatitis affects the liver; avoid those or use sparingly...Including alcohol! ...Read more
VERY COMMON: Sexually transmitted disease. Avoid it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more
Big Topic: For 400 characters or less. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/alcoholic-hepatitis/home/ovc-20163921 ...Read more
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as there no studies done for grug interaction between allopathic meds and various siddha meds. ...Read more
Hi, I have reactive hepatitis b and I want to proceed on medical course, do I have still chance to go on studying medicine?
There is always: A chance and hope. Start your medical studies once the viral load is low and your immune system is strong and stable. Follow your doctor's advice. Sensible advice is to avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and drinking alcohol.Eat nutritious foods, more fruits and veggies. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Ghanaweb. Com/ghanahomepage/newsarchive/artikel. Php? Id=274043.http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/news/200. ...Read more
Hello, pls can you confirm this drugs for it was recommended for treating Hbsag (hepatitis). "Livelin" and "Vitibio". Thank?
Cannot confirm.: The standard treatment for Hep B is interferon plus an antiviral: lamivudine, adefovir dipivoxil, telbivudine, entecavir, or tenofovir. I googled the other names and can't find anything about them. ...Read more
Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more
Yes: I am not sure, but I think what you are asking is if you can get Hep B by using IV drugs (like heroin)? If so, the answer is unfortunately yes. Sexual contact and shared needles can both result in Hep B transmission, which is spread via blood or bodily fluids. My advice is, always practice safe sex, don't share needles, get vaccinated against Hep B, and get tested. ...Read more
Of course not!: Did you even consider that you would receive another answer? Absolutely not! ...Read more
Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more