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Hepc, cirohsis, last 2 reports, alt/ast/bilirubin/globulin etc abnormal, new rep.All within range.Except globulin n albumin do we consider improvement?

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Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice
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In brief: Yes

With improvement or normalization of the liver function tests, one can assume the level of infection of the liver is lower - better. Continue an optimal diet that will provide better resistance.
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In brief: Yes

With improvement or normalization of the liver function tests, one can assume the level of infection of the liver is lower - better. Continue an optimal diet that will provide better resistance.
Sources for that: www.Drmcdougall.Com; "food for life"; "eat right, live longer"; and "eat to live".
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not neccessarily

Liver function test does not correlate well with disease activity.
Hep c disease activity is usually evaluted by the degree of liver fibrosis which can be determined by biopsy. However certian test like ultrasound or ct scan can suggest texture of the liver. Response to treatment can be monitored by viral load. If inr is elevated or Albumin is decreased then animpairment of liver function.

In brief: Not neccessarily

Liver function test does not correlate well with disease activity.
Hep c disease activity is usually evaluted by the degree of liver fibrosis which can be determined by biopsy. However certian test like ultrasound or ct scan can suggest texture of the liver. Response to treatment can be monitored by viral load. If inr is elevated or Albumin is decreased then animpairment of liver function.
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