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What choices do I have for treating chronic liver disease?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Depends on cause
Depending on the cause, chances can be very good.
If due to alcohol, must stop drinking; if hepatitis viruses, there is rx, and must stop drinking; if iron overload- get bled; if autoimmune- get rx; if fatty liver-lose weight, rx diabetes. Chronic liver disease can be just that-chronic; with long term good quality of life. Lots of meds available to improve, or at least prevent progression.

In brief: Depends on cause
Depending on the cause, chances can be very good.
If due to alcohol, must stop drinking; if hepatitis viruses, there is rx, and must stop drinking; if iron overload- get bled; if autoimmune- get rx; if fatty liver-lose weight, rx diabetes. Chronic liver disease can be just that-chronic; with long term good quality of life. Lots of meds available to improve, or at least prevent progression.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Depends on the cause
It depends on the etiology of the liver disease.
If it is from viral hepatitis there are antiviral meds. If it is from obesity, weight loss will help. If it is from too much iron, phlebotomy can be done.

In brief: Depends on the cause
It depends on the etiology of the liver disease.
If it is from viral hepatitis there are antiviral meds. If it is from obesity, weight loss will help. If it is from too much iron, phlebotomy can be done.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Thank
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