lab work and ultrasound every 6 months came back normal as expected (HBV DNA undetectable, AST/ALT, AFP, Creatinine,... in range). Fibro scan last year came back as F0 (I was at F2 when starting TRUVADA).
Most recent lab:
Albumin 5.0 High (3.3 - 4.9 g/dL) *************
HBV DNA undetectable <29 IU/mL
Prothrombin Time (ACL), Creatinin, Glucose, Triglycerides, GGT, AST, ALT, AFP all in range.
Lym 23.8% Low (25-45%) **************
RBC 5.57 High (3.8-5.4x10^12/L) ***************
Cholesterol, Total 3.32 Low (3.4 - 5.4 mmol/L) ***************
1) Does Albumin high say something about my liver function? Is there going to be a problem?
2) Most recent lab show Lymphocyte at 23.8% which is kinda low. Is there a possible infection elsewhere (such as a cold or fever that contribute to a low % of lymphocyte?
3)Red Blood Count is high as well? Is it because of my consumption of red meat? or is it something else causing it to go up?
4) I noticed from many previous post by stef2011 that chronic Hep B patient tends to have low cholesterol and vitamin D deficiency due to the virus mechanism of replicating. Is there a way to resolve this? Should I take vitamin D3 pills? safe dose for vitamin D3? 1000 I.U daily should be ok?
5) Also notice my belly starting to build up some fluids, although not big. Is this due to my recent diet change? I drink a lot of milk, almost 2-4 glass daily. Would exercise (swimming) and drinking garlic juice help at all?
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks everybody.
everything normal, look at posts to prevent visceral fat if you have any, as to vit d you can use sun, sunbed or D3 the poitn is get blood level 50-60ng/ml
truvada can be heavy sides, look at prevention on sides from this drug and i'd consider interferon combo to try to eradicate hbv, during the combo and after you have to monitor hbsag and hbeag to decrease, alinia would be a nice add before the combo
truvada long term therapy will lead to sides effect only so i'd consider these combos
forgot low lympho question: probably it means your immune system is not fighting hbv and if immune system works they must rise if you are infected not lower
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