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Hep and liver
Sep 22, 2000

Since the liver is being damaged by hep. What foods and medications should be avoided to help the liver heal. The obvious is Alcohol, but what

about pain relievers, which one is less taxing on the liver i.e. tylenol, ibuprofen, or aspirin. Acid reflux meds, which one is less damaging,

Tagament, pepcid, prylosec, I currently take 800miligrams a day of tagament . What about foods, what are the worst and what are the easiest on

the liver. What are your feelings on Milk Thistle and do you recommend as a good dose?

Thanks

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Foods are really no problem if you have hepatitis, you should eat a low fat diet. Medications are OK to take in moderation. They do not tax the liver unless you overdose on them. You are correct about alcohol, avoiding it is the best course. Milk thistle is commonly taken, but comes in so many forms it is impossible to guess at a dose. If you take it, I would follow the manufacturer's recommendations. DTD



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