Alcoholic hepatitis

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My 25 year old son just got home from ICU for treatment of serious liver problems. Doctor sent him for blood work today with test to determine if he has alcohol hepatitis. He has been home for a week and still is yellow with yellow eyes also. He is no longer drinking but can this be reversed or can he die?

doctor1 MD

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If the liver pathology is due to the alcohol then this may take little long time to come around, over all prognosis is depends upon the damage done to liver parenchymal cell and the regeneration process enzyme level, clinical condition if these are within the normal limit then...

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I am a healthy 47 year old female with no signs or symptoms of liver disease but for some reason during a routine exam my AST results were 519 and my Alt were 181, do not want to do excessive testing, I do use I buprofin prn maybe 600 mg a day and do drink a few drinks a day. What is a must to do or what else could raise bilirubin and liver enzyme numbers?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
Your AST and ALT levels are significantly raised.
This indicates your liver cells are damaged.
Your AST is more than ALT.
A ratio of more than 2 usually indicates alcoholic hepatitis.
You need to quit drinking.
An...

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my father is suffering from alcoholic hepatitis (likely cirrhosis) and was having ascites and edema 20 days ago which is now not visible. His billrubin has also came down from 22 to 9.5 and HB rosed from 8 to 9. however he is complaining headache for last two days. i dont know which medicine can be given with such leave condition ??

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for contacting HCM...

Here your father might have cirrhosis as having ascites . .
If splenomegaly associated then portal hypertension can be there by cirrhosis...

For headache paracetamol can be given .But not excessively...

Cirrhosis needs to be treated .If portal hypertension more...

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doctor1 MD

my father is suffering from alcoholic hepatitis (likely cirrhosis) and was having ascites and edema 20 days ago which is now not visible. His billrubin has also came down from 22 to 9.5 and HB rosed from 8 to 9. however he is complaining headache for last two days. i dont know which medicine can be given with such leave condition ??

doctor1 MD

I am a healthy 47 year old female with no signs or symptoms of liver disease but for some reason during a routine exam my AST results were 519 and my Alt were 181, do not want to do excessive testing, I do use I buprofin prn maybe 600 mg a day and do drink a few drinks a day. What is a must to do or what else could raise bilirubin and liver enzyme numbers?

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