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I was diagnosed with hepatitis B, I went for liver function test that reveal high alkaline phosphate (44) what does it mean and do I do?

I was diagnosed with hepatitis B, I went for liver function test that reveal high alkaline phosphate (44) what does it mean and do I do?

Alkaline phosphatase: This enzyme, when produced by the liver (may be from other sources), emanates from biliary radicals that are inflamed or obstructed. Depending upon other factors you may need further imaging, perhaps a liver biopsy and treatment with antiviral drugs now effective against HepB virus. See an expert in this area and follow their recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Yes: Liver functions are altered in hepatitis. ( a, b, c, d, e ) to a varying degree. It most of the time correlates with disease activity. Serial fu of viral count and liver function helps. Treatment alters the course of disease. Untreated hep b can cause cirrohsis, liver cancer in long run. ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more

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Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.

Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.

Doubtful: Asymptomatic carriage of hep b is common, although some hepatologists would recommend biopsy to be certain that the status of the disease is proven. There are several antivirals (lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, telbivudine, and entecavir), and immune system modulators (interferon Alpha 2a, and peg if Alpha 2a) which can be used in therapy, but your hepatologist would explain these effectively. ...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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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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Chronic hepatitis b, long ago liver function&the quantity of hbv-dna is unnormal, used anti-viral treatment, now all is normol 3ye , can I use liver care?

Hepatitis B: This otc supplement will not likely harm anything other than your wallet. It is not of any proven benefit, but if you choose to use it, it is ok. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is malaria and hepatitis b coinfection for the liver?

Malaria: Malaria in anyone with an immune compromising condition may be more severe. Certainly, in a person with Hepatitis B, the liver is already compromised, so malaria on top of that could prove to be extremely serious. ...Read more

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Immune from hepatitis b,but still feeling unconfort in my liver area.

Uncomfortable: Not sure what you mean or whether it is related in any way to your liver. Discuss with your doctor. If you have UC there are numerous potential complications. ...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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Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...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