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.

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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?

Discuss w/ provider. Although you give 44 - you don't name the units but if this is high, it's about your liver being damaged. What you need to do is talk to the provider who tested you about the results and a treatment plan. Then you have to decide to try your best to follow the plan. It is an STD and serious so ALWAYS use condoms to not spread it. It is like assaulting your partner if you don't. Please care! Read more...
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...

How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

Undetermined. Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 yrs. Read more...
It depends. There is no single answer to this question. It varies depending on the situation. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Cure is . Cure is difficult. Best drug is viread. If hiv+ too, use truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Monitor with e ag and antibody. Read more...

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...