|Alcohol and Hepatitis B Carrier
May 26, 2002
Could you please advise about the drinking of Alcohol for a Hepatitis B Carrier with no symptoms? Also is it possible for a Carrier not be a carrier in the future? and if so how does one know? Thanks
Response from Dr. Fried
Alcohol can have a negative impact on HBV prognosis. How much alcohol is safe is not known, therefore, general recommendations are to minimize intake.
HBV carriers can spontaneously clear their HBV but they can also reactivate and develop more active liver disease. Most of these changes are asymptomatic so you would not know except through blood tests. Carriers of HBV should see their helahtcare professional and get blood tests every 6 months or so to monitor for any changes that might necessitate additional work-up or treatment.
new hepatits C tests?
- Can Fluid Buildup Around Eyes And Blurred Vision Be Caused By A Viral Infection Or Hiv?
- What Does An Hiv Test Result Look Like?
- Why Do I Keep Having Outbreaks Of Shingles?
- What Precautions Can You Take If Someone Has Herpes?
- What Over The Counter Medication Can Help Get Rid Of Shingles?
- What Kind Of Pain Is Associated With Shingles?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.