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Offline thinkertwo

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slightly "fatty liver"
« on: August 03, 2009, 12:54:56 PM »
last two times labs were done, 3 liver numbers were elevated 1 and half x...High end of normal about 40 -50...mine are 70s.  Bili has been high due to Norvere (Travada and Reyetaz)...

Liver scan shows mildly fatty liver.  Don't drink, drug...I eat well.  Should I change meds. Pretty sure I am going to try.

Offline newt

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Re: slightly "fatty liver"
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 06:13:37 PM »
well i wouldn't rush

2 1/2 times top of normal limit for liver enzymes over several tests is case for concern. at 1 1/2 times, this is really not a bad result, HIV meds or no meds

With extra bilirubin (which comes from the Reyataz) the cut-off is around 70-100, perhaps lower end of the scale if you weight less.

Fatty liver is related to the nukes, ie Truvada. You may want to talk to your doc about a non-nuke combo, always inherently more diffcult to do well, but maybe worth the effort.

Fatty liver is independently associated with higher body mass index.

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Offline elf

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Re: slightly "fatty liver"
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 04:06:04 AM »
Fatty liver [steatosis hepatitis] is a microscopic pathologic phenomenon, but it is reversible and it is not considered a disease.
(This is debatable, but my pathology professors considered it a change/adaptation and not a disease  ??? ).
Several things can lead to this: alcohol consumption, abundant diet, or fasting/starvation. It sounds nasty, but it's not.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 04:12:22 AM by elf »
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Offline risred1

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Re: slightly "fatty liver"
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 01:08:05 PM »
My fatty liver is from being overwieght. Elevated enzymes showed up shortly after becoming POZ. Enzyme levels have been up and down over the years.

Been MRI'd and Ultrasounded as they checked it out. So far, its just fatty liver and the recommendation is to loose some wieght, which is gradually coming off since I've started meds, as I have more energy for more activity.
risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir


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