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I was recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c in March 2009.I have been sick alot and am having difficulty?


finding a doctor and don't know how to deal with alot of the discomfort I have been dealing with.I get nauseated alot and pretty much feel sleepy constantly.I would really like to return to work but my partner says I should wait.Anyone have any kind of suggestions? I would really appreciate it.
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I had that nauseated feeling a lot too, especially after I ate...sometimes I couldn't finish my meal.

Get an appointment with a gastroenterologist and see what kind of treatment options you have available - it's really dependent on whether or not you have decent insurnace really.

Why is your partner telling you to wait? If your insurance will cover the medication most of the time it can fix the problem. It worked for me in 2003.

You are welcome to contact me through my profile if you have more questions.  (+ info)

What is chronic persistent hepatitis and is it contagious?


It means that someone continuously has hepatitis, most likely with symptoms present. It may be contagious. Hepatitis A can be passed on by rimmimg ( anul/oral sex) Hepatitis B can be passed on sexually. If someone shares syringes, they can pass on Hepatitis C.  (+ info)

is it possible to recover from chronic drug-induced hepatitis?


My liver enzymes have been elevated for well over 6 months now and the doctor cannot figure out what the problem is. I have stopped taking medicine, stopped drinking, quit smoking, drastically altered my diet, and tried various other things like milk thistle. I have a whole host of symptoms that could be anything. I have insomnia, digestive distress, acne (I'm 21 and have had clear skin for years now), fatigue, dizziness, irritability, depression, malaise, and the list goes on. I have a liver biopsy scheduled for next week so hopefully that will tell them something. One thing I am concerned about is that I have taken the drug Ketek for respiratory infections before and I saw a class action law suit commercial about people having liver problems with that drug. I think it has been at least a year or 2 since I have taken it, so what are the chances that it would be effecting me now? If I do have chronic drug-induced hepatitis from that drug, is it possible to recover from it?
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Liver disease usually starts out as inflammation in the cells
of the liver. If someone stops drinking alcohol and the doctor
takes him off any harmful drugs he is on, yes they can
recover from it as long as it hasn't caused the death of
the liver cells which is cirrhosis.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cirrhosis/DS00373
Once the liver cells die, the doctors can only try to slow the progression of other cells dying. You have made a very wise choice in choosing to stop anything that may harm the liver...I wish more people would of taken the steps you have. It
must of been a very hard road to do what you have done.

I wish I could tell you more, but until the biopsy is
completed, which is the top known test to have done
in knowing if there is a serious problem, no one could
tell you more. If you do find out there is a problem of
cirrhosis, the best doctor to be with is a hepatologist,
who specializes in liver disease.

I know it is hard to wait for the results...I hope they
are all in your well being.  (+ info)

is it possible to get rid of chronic hepatitis b?


in other words if you still have it after the acute stage will you always have it, or is it still possible for the body to fight off the infection?
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There is no known cure for hepatitis B. Thus, prevention is the best option to dealing with this disease. Currently, the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medicines for treatment of hepatitis B are interferon alpha and lamivudine. Interferon alpha, which is administered via injections, often has side effects, some of which may be severe, and is usually used only for persons whose liver enzyme tests are abnormal. The FDA recently approved Lamivudine in December 1998 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. This DNA polymerase inhibitor was originally used for treatment of HIV, and unlike interferon alpha, is available in oral form and appears to have fewer side effects. However, there is a significant risk of viral mutations leading to drug resistance thereby diminishing the drug’s effectiveness. Please consult a physician regarding the therapeutic benefits and side effects of any of these treatments.  (+ info)

Early this year,i helped to take care of a chronic hepatitis patient,what are the symptoms.?


How do you know you have it in its early stages before it gets worse?Must you die from it?
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the symptoms

Many people who are infected with the hepatitis C do not have symptoms. Hepatitis C is often detected during blood tests for a routine physical or other medical procedure. The following symptoms could occur:


jaundice

abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen

fatigue

loss of appetite

nausea and vomiting

low-grade fever

pale or clay-coloured stools

dark urine

generalised itching  (+ info)

Is there any long term way to get rid of chronic hepatitis B?


Unfortunately the current lack of hepatitis B and complete final solution, but can reduce liver damage and prevent rapid deterioration of condition. According to hbe antigen of hepatitis B is positive, ALT is elevated, as well as the determination of HBV DNA determine the need for anti-viral therapy. Recommendations to the regular infectious disease hospital, neither indifferent nor over-treatment.

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Relationship of hepatitis C and chronic fatigue syndrome?


I am looking for some type of written report on the link between
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Hepatitis C
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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hepatitis C. Many people are not diagnosed with Hep C (HCV) because the symptoms can be so vague, therefore many people may think they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or are misdiagnosed by their doctors.See the links below. Hope this helps, best wishes.  (+ info)

what are the medical codes for acute hepatitis and early cirrhosis of the liver due to chronic alcoholism?


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What is chronic hepatitis?


I'm doing a class project for science and it's on the liver.
I need too know what chronic hepatitis is, also could it be in a understanding format.
Cheeeers :)
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Hepatitis that lasts longer than 6 months. Is that a good start?  (+ info)

how long will a chronic hepatitis B patient can live......?


A friend was diagonised of chronic hepatitis B since 1992 when she was 11 years and still living with it up till date, so is it possible to live until old age without more complications.
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very posiible as long as she looks after herself and gets reguarlar checkups, chronic hep b is most commonly diagnosed in young people!!  (+ info)

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