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Hepatitis-B
Mar 28, 2001

Can Hepatitis-B patient go to gymnasium for heavy work-out (weight lifting etc)and to take more proteins(eating non-veg) to build mussels? Will it load on liver?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

You should have no problems with a high protein diet,if you have good hepatic function.If the hepatitis B has caused enough damage to decrease the normal functions,as in advanced cirrhosis,a high protein diet may not be well tolerated.A fairly adequate hepatic function is needed to eliminate the toxins produced during proteins digestion and metabolism.If these toxins accumulate in the blood, patients can develop encephalopathy(mental changes,coma and death)and other metabolic complications. dietIf you do not have advanced liver disease a high protein diet can be well tolerated ,but remember, that it is going to be an additional burden to your liver and kidneys.Any dietetic exageration can be harmfull to your overall health.



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