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cirrhosis
Dec 21, 2008

i was dignose with hep c 1a on feb 2007.since then im not taking treatment medication. base on my lab work my Albumin is 2.6 Lo,ALT Hi at 118,AST Hi at 89 ,Alkaline Hi at 155.am i far from liver cancer? since iv still need to wait several month for ssi disability hearing.lately i was dignose with cirrhosis what fruits and and vegtables can i eat?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You will want to be certain that you are seeing a liver specialist to determine what options are available for you in terms of treatment. Some patients with cirrhosis can not take treatment depending on whether they have other complications, such as fluid in the belly (ascites).

You will also want a liver specialist to determine if you need endoscopy where a tube is inserted into your swallowing tube (esophagus) to determine if you have large swollen blood vessels (varices). If you do, you will need some special blood pressure medication.

The most important issue in diet, if you have complications, is salt restriction.



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