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Re: liver function - a question....

Posted by saint james on November 5, 1999, at 18:36:19

In reply to Re: liver function - a question...., posted by Bob on November 3, 1999, at 14:47:46

> > James here....
> > Generally the liver will regenerate to some degree
> > if the damage is not
> ... yes ... "is not..." ... what? ;^)

James here....

So bad that your liver is dried up hard prune, hard as a rock, maybe with cirrhosis. A liver biopsy would give a better idea of damage.
tests are good at telling how bad it is but the question of "will it get better" is up to "doctor time" and you have to just wait and see be cause "doctor time" doesn't give consults.

The best thing to do is avoid all but the very necessary meds, eat well, lots on nutrients, exercise, no ethanol (unless you have a death wish) avoid stress.

The answers are not ez, in the 1980's I got very sick with what the doc's best guess was non a/nonB hepatitis (now hep C) there was not test for hep C then. I lived in a cold sweat for several years, liver function tests returned to normal slowly over 12 months but I was told this in no way ment I did not have hep C. I might be fine, I might progress to chronic, be very sick for the rest of my life or slowly die. Lots of cold sweats for several years. Middle 1990's (and after much tap dancing with my HMO) I had a Hep C test, and every hep A, B, and C antibody/antigen test known to man, which were all negative. Since these were negative there was no reason to test for hep d and e. Whew. I still get a function test once a year, and all is perfect. their best guess is that I had a "virus of unknown origin" I can appreciate the frustration the poster has because for many years b4 the hep c test was out all they could do is draw blood and tell me Ok today but answer no questions about tomorrow. Now they say that as my live has not so much as burped
in almost 20 years whatever I had was self limiting; that I am cured. Such is the limit of medicine today that I had to wait 10 yrs to know if I had it and 5 more to get a clean bill of health.





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