How to control viral Load ??
Sep 18, 2009
I am with Chronic Hep B having, Anti HBe Antibody-Reactive, HbeAg - Non reactive, Ultrasound- normal, Hep B core, IGM Antibody - Non reactive, Viral Load - 1420 IU/ML, AST-32 U/L , ALT, 49 U/L, Hep A Total Antibody Reactive Recently I am diagnosed with Leukocyte count (Total) 3.47 thou/mm3 and RBC count 4.40 mill / mm3 Is it because of Hep B?? Please guide me how can I control my viral load so that it should not increase?? And what precaution should I take for eating / living habits. My Doctor has prescribed only Ursocol -300 mg (3 times a day).
Response from Dr. McGovern
You don't meet any treatment guideline criteria because your viral load is so low. I would simply get tested every 3 to 6 months to be certain that your blood tests remain the same.
I would get vaccinated against hepatitis A if you have never been exposed.
I would stay away from alcohol.
There is no special diet you need at this point except to eat a generally well-balanced diet for your overall health.
I am not sure why you are on Ursocol - that is usually for cholestatic liver disease. You will want to ask your doctor regarding this. You have not mentioned your bilirubin or alkaline phosphatase. If they are okay, I suspect you may not need this, but discuss with your doctor.
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