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Severe weight gain after hepatitis C treatment. Why?

im a rapid responder for hep c treatment. end of last month of triple play treatment . not detected not detected. yay But wait a minute lab test shows alt and ast are both 118. i see it rose up these last 2 months in treatment. i did gain 60 lbs in 6 months of treatment. Why are my alt and ast high and everything else normal.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) are sensitive indicators of liver damage from different types of disease. But it must be emphasized that higher-than-normal levels of these liver enzymes should not be automatically equated with liver disease. They may mean liver problems or they may not.If the treatment is working, ALT levels often come down to normal. If the ALT level decreases quickly in the treatment process, this is a positive factor in the response to treatment. The interpretation of elevated AST and ALT levels depends upon the whole clinical picture and so it is best done by doctors experienced in evaluating liver disease.
coming to your weight gain after treatment-during the treatment people loose weight and immediately after the completion of the treatment as a compensatory reaction they will have weight gain.Thank you.
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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