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My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

Some ideas. We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, and antitrypsin deficiency less treatable, both could be tested for. I trust he did not drink or take any meds including Ibuprofen during the workup. Most likely is metabolic syndrome with a rx for aerobic fitness. Read more...

Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the treatment for it?

Several steps. If somebody has cirrhosis from hepatitis c, it is critical to be seen by a health provider who has experience in hcv and liver care. It is still curable, and cure with antiviral medications can decrease the risk of liver failure and liver cancer by 80%. People also need screening for liver cancer every six months, certain vaccinations, egd, and be careful with medications (<2 gms tylenol (acetaminophen) a day). Read more...
A G.I. Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait! Read more...

What can I do to treat the swine flu and an abnormally fluctuating autoimmune hepatitis?

Swine flu. Two different problems that are unrelated. Swine flu is treated symptomatically like any flu. See a doctor and if gotten early, there are meds to try to improve it. Autoimmune hepatitis is sometimes related to lupus and sometime not. Ask a hepatologist for specific advice as it can be serious. Read more...