Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


cocaine and my liver
Apr 4, 2007

i am a non-responder for hep c genotype 1a. i have given up all alcohol and pot, but still use cocaine on occasion. as my brother says "how stupid is that?"....

Response from Dr. McGovern

It is disappointing that you did not respond to treatment. It is excellent that you have given up alcohol. That is always my biggest concern. However, I also have concern about cocaine for the following reasons. I am sure you have heard of people getting a heart attack from cocaine use. The reason is related to the fact that cocaine can make your blood vessels narrow down and this cuts down on blood flow to the heart. Cocaine can do the same thing to your liver so I would try your best to get this out of your life as well.

There will be new medications for hepatitis C in the future.



Previous
HEP VACCINATION IF HEP B POSITIVE
Next
My partner is HIV and Hep-B +

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement