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Hepatitis C infection, increased ALT levels. Taken interferon injections. How to reduce ALT?

Sir am 43 age now, in 2008 i taken course of interferon injections for six months due to discovering hepatitus C. After completion of injection course my HCV PCR become negative. now my ALT increased upto 97 point in the report. wat i do to reduct my ALT. am feeling no adverse health signs except weekness. is it dangerious for my health increasing ALT.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
Isolated rise in ALT could be due to many reasons. You've not mentioned what other test reports were - i.e. S.Bilirubin, SGOT/Gamma GT etc.?

There is no specific treatment for reducing ALT. It is imperative to find the cause of raised ALT and then treat the cause.

I think you need to see the Hepatologist (Liver expert) again who initially treated you for Hepatitis C infection.

Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Enrique Molina's  Response
Your HCV PCR had to be negative 6 months AFTER completion of treatment, otherwise the virus can't be considered cured.
If you indeed are cured, then your doctor should seek for other causes of enzymes elevation. If you are obese, you should lose weight by diet and exercise, control your cholesterol or diabetes if you have them. Avoid alcohol. Avoid any medications or natural medicines that may affect the liver until you see a doctor.
Hope that helps.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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