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Suffering from hepatitis A. High liver enzymes. Will there be a recurrence? When can I take normal diet?

I am currently suffering from Hepatitis A ....or mild jaundice . I was hospitalized for a week starting from 18th December 2012. I had my latest LFT and CBC tests done and my bilurubin level is in the normal range. The value for the same is 1.2 Though my enzyme levels are a little bit high, Wherein my SGOT and SGPT levels are at 365 and 255. I am thoroughly following a boiled diet routine, with Liv 52 tablets and B-Complex tablets. I am a MBA student and my classes starts from 9th Jan. I have a pretty tight schedule, though we get boiled food at our hostels. I had few queries regarding the disease. 1) Will it ever occur again in my life? Can I follow normal routine diet after some months? 2) Do I need to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A after my health revival? I am already vaccinated against Hepatitis B . 3) Before I was diagnosed with Hepatitis A, I used to go to the Gym regularly and used to do extreme exercises? Will I be ever able to do those exercises again? Maybe after a year or 2? It would be really helpful if someone can help me with the above queries. Thanks - Deepankar
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
1...Once you recover from the infection, you develop hepatitis A antibodies (called anti-HAV) that provide life-long protection from future infections. After recovering from hepatitis A, you won't get it again and you cannot transmit the hepatitis A virus to others.
Most patients with acute hepatitis, even when severe, begin feeling better in two to three weeks, and recover completely in four to eight weeks. After recovering from hepatitis A, a person no longer carries the virus and remains immune for life. can resume your normal diet after you recover completely.
3...No need for any vaccination after you recover. can start your gym after few months.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Gastroenterologist Dr. Charles S Narasi's  Response
Hello, deepankarboro,
First of all, Hrpatitis-A, in most cases resolves itself without any
residual liver damage.Very rarely about 5 % of patients go into
acute liver failure and end up in coma and death. Your Bilirubin
level is normal and the enzyme levels are improving which is good.
You will develop immunity and highly unlikely to get this again.
It is fine to eat regular diet still restricting fatty or greasy foods.
Protein supplements are good.Ad good Super B-Complex vitamin,
1000 mg. /day is also gopd.
You will be able to excercise normal after about 4-6 weeks so long
as you don't have fatigue.
I wish you well.
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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