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Viral Hepatitis And The Liver

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription
Ask the Experts

Fatty liver

What are implications of fatty liver in terms of liver function, long term concerns, etc. On atripla, warfarin, and many other drugs.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Fatty liver disease can cause scarring and even cirrhosis -just like alcohol and viral hepatitis. None of the medications worry me about your liver. I would stay trim, exercise and get your cholesterol and triglycerides checked. Read more »

Hepatitis B a cause of Fatty Liver?

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B since 1993 and recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Can we say that my fatty liver was a result of my having Hepatitis B?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Not necessarily. The link between viral hepatitis C and fatty liver (genotype 3 infection) is very strong. However, there is not a good link between Hepatitis B and fatty liver. Read more »

hepatitis and testosterone

DR. DIETERICH:What is the relationship between viral hepatitis/liver disease and reduced testosterone levels? What causes these hormone levels to go down, and in the event of reduced testosterone due to liver diseae, what other endocrinological...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...HIV does. However if hepatitis becomes severe and causes cirrhosis, testosterone levels decline and estrogen levels go up. The liver metabolizes estrogen and all men produce some estrogen. When the liver is cirrhotic that does not happen and... Read more »

Please Help....Liver pains

Dear Doctor: I have been having varying types of pains in the liver area, some are strong stabbing pains, while others are dull discomforts, also have constant stomach pain. I also have been having a frequent "quivering" sensation in the liver area...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not sure what your symptoms are due to. If your hepatitis screenings are negative, that simply rules out viral hepatitis. There are other causes of liver disease that your physician may want to investigate if your symptoms continue. An... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kerry Takes Aim at "Silent Killer" Hepatitis

...filed a measure authorizing nearly $600 million over the next five years to fund a national strategy to prevent and control viral hepatitis, according to a statement from Kerry's office. If enacted, federal health agencies would develop a... Read more »
Project Inform

Promising New Drugs for Hepatitis C on the Horizon

... In many ways, 2009 brought significant changes to viral hepatitis with promising new drug development and increased national advocacy. In terms of drug development, the treatment pipeline for Read more »
Project Inform

Liver Conference Becomes Defining Moment

...both mono-infected Hepatitis C mono-infection and HCV and HIV co-infection. Secondly, advocacy efforts are building with the Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2009 bill being introduced in the Capitol while the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Lawmakers Push to Ramp Up Hepatitis Battle

...disproportionately affect Asian-Americans, and Asian-American lawmakers are pushing the new legislation. HR 3974, whose short title is the "Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2009," was introduced by Rep. Mike Honda... Read more »
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Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...of the office for the next 3 weeks and our PCP is well.....a PCP. I can access the most of his test results on line. His Hepatitis viral load is 244,000, it was posted last night. I don't have a baseline to compare with. I don't think he's... Read more »

my liver

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... no appetite and fantasies of putting a gun in my mouth. I felt that bad. Tests were negative for viral hepatitis. My dr. pulled me off the meds and a month later my liver enzymes are almost ... Read more »

The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang
... I am the administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about Read more »

It's official:

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
..."Liver failure is the most common cause of death in people with AIDS. The Hepatitis Weekly quotes Amy Justice, MD, associate professor Read more »