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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Liver and Gall Bladder
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   My Lfts are back to normal after one year. Have early cihhrosis diagnosis and fibrosis. Will cirhhosos keep developing? AST had been 655.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know the reason of your abnormal LFTs in the first place, 1 year back ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   The progress of cirrhosis depends on the cause of the condition in the first place
Doctor :   once the cause of cirrhosis is removed, and healthy lifestyle is initiated, the condition remains stable and progress usually does not occur.
Doctor :   Since you are not responding to my comments, it seems that you have moved out of the page
Doctor :   please login again if u have any other medical queiries
User :   I did not know where to respond!!
Doctor :   oh ok
User :   NAFLD
Doctor :   In the case of NAFLD, the chances of progress is less
Doctor :   since your enzymes are normal now, your condition is stable
User :   chance of less progression of cihhrosis?
Doctor :   your status was just fatty liver , this is a reversible state
Doctor :   and will not progress to cirrhosis
User :   How wonderful!!!!!
User :   Have early cihhrosis
Doctor :   may i know your weight, height and age please
Doctor :   In that case, your condition will be stable
User :   70yrs, 5'4" 120lbs
Doctor :   ok
User :   stable, as in no progression of disease??
Doctor :   yes
User :   I have prayed and prayed and tried to be a good patient!!
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   has any liver biopsy been done ?
User :   I just need to keep myself healthy and mindful?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   in addition proper diet will help
User :   biopsy was last March--that's how we knew cihhrosis was there
Doctor :   addition of vitamin E supplements are helpful
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok--any other?
Doctor :   In that case, since your LFTs are normal, you need not worry
User :   REALLY????
Doctor :   your condition will be stable
Doctor :   yes
User :   Why an AST of655 suddenly?
Doctor :   acute liver inflamamtion can increase the AST
User :   How does this happen?
Doctor :   any infection, drug related toxicity etc can cause this
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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