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High alt and ast levels. History of hepatitis C. Remedy?

how do i get my alt and ast levels down. they are currently at alt113 and ast 58. i have hep c and have had it for the past 7 years. these are the first lft's that have come back abnormal, the rest sat between 15 and 35. i have quit smoking, i dont drink or take drugs i eat well, i take milk thisle, selenium, chlorphyll, and drink lots of corrot juice. can you help me get these levles down?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are suffering from chronic viral hepatitis C as your liver functions are normal most of the times as per your information. This infection is asymptomatic for 10 years or more.
You are following healthy lifestyle which is good including quitting smoking and drinking.
It is not clear you are being seen by a Gastroenterologist or not if not please visit him/her as there are certain test which needs to be done like HCV antibody enzyme immuno assay or ELISA, recombinant immunoblot assay, and quantitative HCV RNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) along with Liver function tests.
You should also take vaccine against viral hepatitis A&B if not already taken.
Pegylated interferon alpha and the antiviral drug ribavirin for a period of 24 or 48 weeks, but this will be decided by your Gastroenterologist
milk thistle is alternative therapy we do not know how much it works.
Please Take care
Good luck

Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is an indication for further tests - estimation of the virus load...with a view for possible treatment directed to it.
You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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