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What Is The Result Of Liver Function Tests Abnormal In Hepatitis B
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hepatitis B, a disease of the liver. Lately, i have notice a strange, offensive odor coming from me. Why is this and How can i combat this odor?
Uremia: You should have a checkup by your regular doctor. You may be smelling ammonia or urea which may indicate a decreasing function of your liver or a progression to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Many: Statistical analyses vary but chronic active hep b produces a large number of hepatocellular carcinomas world-wide. ...Read more
Hepatitis b. new diagnosis of hep b, dangerous livers #s. after follow up in 3 wks liver #s normal, hep b viral load, 12000 iu..sign of recovery?
Too soon: You need more testing before this question can be answered. Please be patient. You are not out of the woods yet. ...Read more
I don't think so: Some physicians believe that fish oils are helpful for inflammation and/or blood lipid problems. I have no reason to believe that this will specifically help hepatitis b though it could help the joint disease. The obviously-false internet claim that it "cures hepatitis b" is sucker bait; if it did, some of the nih piranhas would have made their reputations by proving it. ...Read more
Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease. ...Read more
Probably: Hepatitis c is the most common reason for liver transplantation today. Hepatitis b is also a fairly common cause. Neither is cured by removal of the old liver since the viruses hide out in other places in the body. Very complex topics. Best to explore with an expert in liver disease. Transplant is always the last resort, used only when other care does not suffice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more
I understand this Monday may 19th is national liver testing day
Where can I get tested for hepatitis b this Monday may 19?
I reside in central nj
Either...: ...arrange for testing through your primary care provider, or call the local health department. Next, If testing proves negative, and you have not yet been vaccinated, then consider same. ...Read more
Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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