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Symptoms Of Alcoholic Hepatitis

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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Alcohol and Hepatitis B Carrier

Could you please advise about the drinking of Alcohol for a Hepatitis B Carrier with no symptoms? Also is it possible for a Carrier not be a carrier in the future? and if so how does one know? Thanks...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alcohol can have a negative impact on HBV prognosis. How much alcohol is safe is not known, therefore, general recommendations are to minimize intake. HBV carriers can spontaneously clear their HBV but they can also reactivate and develop more... Read more »

alcoholic hepatitis and hepatitis C

Dear Doctor, I have two of the most loved and wonderful sons in the world. One has Hepatitis C and has taken interferon without success. He is doing good however with lots of vitamins and a healthy diet. Is there any typical amount of time when...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Mom,Sorry to hear about your sons' troubles. The best prognostic indicator for hepatitis C is a liver biopsy. That will help him decide on future therapy. The new pegylated interferons will be available this year and he may be a candidate,... Read more »

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Is alcohol induced hepatitis infectious to others?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
No, alcoholic hepatitis is caused by ingesting alcohol and therefore is not contagious (other than by sharing too many drinks). BY... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Alcohol

Dear Doctor,Happy festive holidays to you!People with Hepatitis C are advised to avoid alcohol or at the very least to consume alcohol in moderation. Could I ask what your take is on food that has been cooked with alcohol added - red wine in beef...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Dear John,Yes you are correct, avoiding drinking alcohol when we have hepatitis C is very important. The combination of hep C and alcohol may increase our chances of developing cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver cancer. For those who cannot... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Alcohol Consumption and HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I like to drink. Not a lot or to excess, usually 2 beers after work to relax and when I go out, I'll do a couple shots with buddies but I wont drink to the point of total inebriation or to the point where I cannot drive. I've actually become quite... Read more »

alcohol was involved

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hello i had unprotected sex with a girl i met at a bar. stupid i know. in any case two weeks later i had inflamation of where my testicles are. it was swollen for about a week and in beetween my groin and legs had bad rashes red and itchy. that... Read more »