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I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

Not enough info: If the triglycerides are elevated, particularly if they are higher than cholesterol, it could be as simple as diet !. Try getting rid of sugar in all its forms as well as diet drinks. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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How come I have recurring viral infections?

How come I have recurring viral infections?

Immune system: Some people are prone to certain types of infections due to their immune composition. Rarely people can have immune disorders, but this is usually diagnosed early in life. ...Read more

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I have a chest viral infection, when can I go back to work?

I have a chest viral infection, when can I go back to work?

When you are better: Once fever is broken for 24 hours. Once you are not coughing al l the time and have enough energy to do your work. It can be a day or two or longer depending on how severe the infection/ symptoms were. ...Read more

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I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

No: Exercises won't focus the area in which you lose weight, but will firm and tone muscles in a specific area. ...Read more

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Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Difficult to: With viral infections, there can be a tendency for a higher fevers. Having said that, its is virtually impossible by symptoms alone in the absence of a good physical exam to distinguish one from the other. ...Read more

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I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check it's strength?

I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check it's strength?

More info needed: How long has it been going on? Since you were a child or in the last several months? ----> If in the last several months or few years, start with an HIV test. ----> If since childhood, then it is more complicated to discuss here. ...Read more

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I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should I undergo to check it's strength?

I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should I undergo to check it's strength?

Vague comments: Without knowing exactly what you have had and the frequency your fears may or may not be valid. What would be best would be to go to your family doctor (internist, family practitioner) and let them get a full history and do a physical exam and perhaps some labs and/or imaging studies. If you have been exposed to HIV this can also be tested for. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more