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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on January 16, 2021, 05:24:48 am »
Ok just read your old posts I see you were around back a few years ago and relapsed after treating with Harvoni

Best of luck on this your round two of your fight against the dragon
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi
« Last post by Lynn K on January 16, 2021, 05:18:15 am »
Hi Paul it’s been kinda quiet around here since the new meds became available starting in 2014 and so many of us are now cured. I treated with Harvoni. Hopefully someone will chime in who did treat with Vosevi. You could try searching the forum for posts about Vosevi so see what others experienced.

But anyway just wanted to bid you welcome and best of luck on your journey
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Vosevi
« Last post by PaulG on January 15, 2021, 01:47:10 pm »
 Just started treatment today using Vosevi who else has used Vosevi
Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Recent Bloodwork Results Seem Good
« Last post by Mugwump on January 12, 2021, 05:28:35 am »
Great to hear your blood work is fine Lukey. Your relapse was a real bummer seeing that we were in the same class of early harvoni treatment.

Because I still work now and then in seniors care cooking I have had my first shot of covid vaccine. But here in BC they are delaying the second shot so that more essential workers and seniors can get vaccinated first.

We are lucky that here: at least in Victoria BC, we have not seen the serious killer outbreaks in seniors care homes as yet...TOUCH WOOD!

I do hope more of the crowd check in and chime in and post how they are doing!

I just finished an update to my brothers web site, https://www.chrisluthier.ca that I write and administer. I did a video of him building guitars that is on the first page, that was a huge learning curve in my computer audio and video skills but was well worth the time and effort.

Unfortunately Covid 19 has killed any hope of getting his business off the ground effectively this year, largely because the music stores, (our potential clients) and especially performing musicians are not buying instruments because of Covid, so things are really depressing in that regard.

I do find that keeping mentally active and physically when possible is still the ticket and perhaps for those of us who survived HCV is the best route to staying healthy regardless of how depressed Covid makes us feel!

Stay healthy and all the best LYNN, LUKEY and everyone!
Advanced Liver Disease / Women Less Likely to Receive Liver Transplants Than Men
« Last post by Hep Editors on January 11, 2021, 01:27:55 pm »
Sex disparities in liver transplantation continue to favor men, according to a study published in the journal Surgery.

While racial disparities in transplant allocation have mostly been eliminated, sex disparity remains a problem. Women tend to live longer after a transplant than men, but they have a lower chance of receiving one. Earlier studies have shown that liver transplantation rates vary between the sexes, but it is not yet known whether body size, regional differences or other factors are responsible.

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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Recent Bloodwork Results Seem Good
« Last post by Lynn K on January 09, 2021, 09:28:06 pm »
Sorry to hear you got covid glad to hear you’re on the mend.

Yes without hep c that is a sure reason your liver enzymes would return to normal since your liver isn’t under continuous attack. I guess since they are normal I guess your doctor felt there’s nothing to say about normal test results.

It’s pretty quiet around here theses days since everyone it getting cured.

But anyway wishing you a great 2021 and congrats on being hep c free
Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Recent Bloodwork Results Seem Good
« Last post by Lukey on January 09, 2021, 11:44:20 am »

I hope you all are staying well in these trying times. I had mild Covid for months but I seem over it now, thanks to help from NIR near infra red saunas, transdermal BHT, and an herbal formula called Infx.

After being on Vosevi for 12 weeks in the Summer of 2018, I've been UND ever since. My ALT is actually below the normal range but my MD didn't comment on it. Is that OK? Happy 2021!!

atty liver disease is quite prevalent among adults in the United States, according to a recent study. Further, Latinos have a higher chance of developing this condition, while Asians have a greater risk of lean fatty liver disease. The study was published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The accumulation of fat in the liver—which includes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the more severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcohol-related fatty liver disease—is responsible for a growing proportion of advanced liver disease worldwide. Fatty liver disease can lead to liver inflammation, advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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Advanced Liver Disease / Gut Microbiome Could Help Predict Advanced Fibrosis
« Last post by Hep Editors on January 04, 2021, 01:05:29 pm »
People with chronic liver disease and advanced fibrosis have a distinct pattern of microbes in their gut compared with those who have little to no liver fibrosis, according to study findings published in Scientific Reports.

“Microbiome composition was distinct in liver patients with advanced fibrosis compared
to those with minimal fibrosis and healthy controls,” author Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote.

Chronic liver disease affects 840 million people around the world with 2 million deaths every year. In the United States, deaths from chronic liver disease went up by 65% and deaths from liver cancer doubled between 1999 and 2016.

I Just Tested Positive for Hepatitis C / Re: >25Million Viral Load
« Last post by Lynn K on December 24, 2020, 01:24:53 pm »
Congrats on finishing treatment what a great holiday gift to be free of the hep c virus.

Wishing you a great hep c free new year and life!
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