Chronic Hepatits B and fatty liver

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dinesh52
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   Posted 5/8/2017 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I am 27 years old. I done blood test which told HbsAg postive. Doctor told that he will not start the treatment , but he will do monitoring for very 4 months. these are details of blood test.

ALT 76IU/ml

HbsAg - Reactive

HbsAb < 10.0

HbeAg - Non Reactive

HbeAb - Reactive

Ultra sound scan shows i am having fatty liver and also i have diabetes too. i am taking medication for diabetes Janumet 50/1000 daily once

he told that i am infected from last 10 years, is my condition serious. please advice.

ppm guy
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   Posted 5/9/2017 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
hello Dinesh and welcome,
your numbers suggest a chronic infection, with low risk of liver damage. you diabetes can complicate things.

did you have a biopsy and viral load done? a biopsy can stage your fatty liver, and the viral load will tell you if the infection is replicating.

frequent bloodwork of your liver function and lipid panel, will give you feedback on how well your doing.
if you are just being diagnosed for the 1st time, make sure your medical team walks you through necessary life style changes..

best of luck to you, and let me know how your getting along. we have a hep b clinical trial thread for a long time member. you will find it interesting. some of your issues are similar.

dinesh52
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   Posted 5/9/2017 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Thanks for reply.

2 weeks before only i came to know that i was having chronic infection.

My doctor told me , liver is working proeprly, so we will monitor for every 4 months, if the virus causing damage to liver, then he told he will start the treatment.

this is the details in blood report for liver fucntion

Total Protein - 74g/L

Albumin - 48g/L

Globulin - 26g/L

A/G Ratio - 1.8

Alakline phosphatase - 82U/L

Bilirubin(total) 10umol/L

GGT = 37U/L

AST - 43U/L

ALT -72U/L

Alpha fetprotein - 3.4ng/mL


i am using medication for diabetes from last 2 weeks only. I changed my diet and lifestyle, eating more fruits and leafy vegetables, and whole grain breads. My blood sugar level in fasting come down to 6.2 from 8.4 before starting medication and doing regular excercises.

I have appointment again on September, he told he will done blood test again, based on that he will start treatment.

Thank you.

ppm guy
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   Posted 5/11/2017 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Your diet and exercise sounds great. Get back to me when you get your next tests. Good luck to you

luckyman316
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   Posted 5/16/2017 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
ppm guy said...
hello Dinesh and welcome,
your numbers suggest a chronic infection, with low risk of liver damage. you diabetes can complicate things.

did you have a biopsy and viral load done? a biopsy can stage your fatty liver, and the viral load will tell you if the infection is replicating.

frequent bloodwork of your liver function and lipid panel, will give you feedback on how well your doing.
if you are just being diagnosed for the 1st time, make sure your medical team walks you through necessary life style changes..

best of luck to you, and let me know how your getting along. we have a hep b clinical trial thread for a long time member. you will find it interesting. some of your issues are similar.


As ppm guy suggested, get a test on your viral load. This will give you an indication if your virus is replicating. What can occur in Chronic Hep B infections (such as mine) is that the virus can become "active" and quickly get a high number. For example, if you're viral load is a low number less than 1,000 in one test and then suddenly becomes in the hundreds of thousands in a test 2 weeks later, then it can be concluded it went active and you'll need to start treatment immediately. To be honest, they said this would be the best time for a treatment when a chronic infection is active. If you are at a low viral count and continue to be that way (even if your number goes from say 100 i/u to 200 i/u on the viral load count) then you won't need treatment and just monitoring.

Additionally, you won't need a liver biopsy just yet. There are other options that don't puncture you such as a Fibroscan. Consider this if you need it. To me, it sounds like your doctor is following protocol and treating it as a new non-chronic infection even though he knows it's chronic. Usually that protocol states that monitoring is required for 6 months after the first discovery to determine it's stage and consider it the chronic phase then after 6 months infection.

Your exercise and diet sound good, keep up with it (I wish I was doing the same but I'm getting back on track tongue ). Also, don't let any of this get to your head and try not to think about it. Continue to live a normal life!

P.S.
I'm the member with the Clinical Trial thread mentioned in this reply

dinesh52
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   Posted 9/8/2017 12:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

After 4 months again i tested for LFT . Below are the results.

Total Protein - 72g/L

Albumin - 43g/L

Globulin - 29g/L

A/G Ratio - 1.5

ALP - 58U/L

Bilirubin(total) 12.8umol/L

AST - 20U/L

ALT -39U/L

Alpha fetprotein - 3.1ng/mL

Gamma-GT - 22U/L

comapred to previous test reports, this one having very low values of ALT and other readings. And i tested for Hb1Ac count came to 6.3 from 9.6.

Please advise on above results.

Thank you,

Regards,
Dinesh

ppm guy
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   Posted 9/8/2017 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
You are doing great!!!

Your A1C has really improved. I think your medication has made a big difference. And you're sticking to your diet and it shows.

Your ALT really dropped. Congratulations!!!

Concern2017
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   Posted 10/19/2017 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
I was diagnosed with hepatitis B since 2013. Prior to that I was experiencing significant mass of muscle loss all over my body which prompted the test. Afterward in 2014, I did an advanced test to determine if my condition was acute or chronic but unfortunately my Doc could not tell me exactly which stage my condition was in but advised that I stop alcohol and start using some medication. My condition was getting worst so he temporarily put me on some anti-retro but it appears that my condition was getting in even more terribly worst. I couldn't sleep, no appetite, lots of dizziness, and significant weight loss with dark urine. I did additional test in one African country, the Doc confirmed chronic Hep B but refused to prescribe any medication for me since I was not living there. I am currently suffering from severe loss of muscles mass all part of my body; I feel sharp pain in body many days and feel seriously jerk all over my body. My stomach sharp is gradually changing (not getting big but some hallow on both sides) especially in the morning hours. Everyone has been complaining of my weight loss for the lass three years. I am confused, don't know where to start from. Need help greatly!

Concern2017
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   Posted 10/19/2017 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
What can I do immediately to regain some muscles and weight before further prescription for long term treatment?

ppm guy
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   Posted 10/20/2017 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi concern and welcome,
We have had a couple of members here, who experienced weight loss and then being diagnosed with chronic hep b.. do you have a dr that you see regularly? You should be referred to a GI dr, or hepatologist..

If you can start a new post, others can read and reply to you.
I am going to look for a couple posts about weight loss and hep b. I will try bump them up.

Can you give me any more info about your hep b history?
Get back to me and look for post about hep b
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