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Hep Treatment & Weight Gain
Sep 3, 2006

I was diagnosed with chronic Hep B in April of last year. I am currently on Baraclude and Hepsera, and converted to E antigen negative with undetectable viral load. I am having great difficulty maintaining weight and am not able to lose any. I workout (weights (1hour) + cardio (about 1 hour)) four days per week. Also, have very diminished sex drive/desire and cannot keep an erection. I will be going to an Endocrinologist in a couple of weeks to see if anything is going on. What are your thoughts?

Response from Dr. McGovern

It sounds like you are doing extremely well with the exception of the weight gain. I think that a visit to the endocrinologist is very important to rule out diabetes and thyroid problems. You are correct to be concerned about weight gain which is becoming a significant problem in the US for example. I would not relate this problem to your medications or your hepatitis B per se.



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