Me: GT 1A - Treated in '07 with SOC 800MG Rib. and Pegasys ( prefill syringes ) slow responder.....relapsed.......
Coinfected also with HIV---UND Meds: Norvir, Sustiva, Reyataz
LAP-BX this past Dec showed grade/stage of: 0/1....minimal damage.
Miami Dr's, Dr's Lennox Jeffers, wants me to wait instead of retreat...based on BX. They to combat rising liver
enzymes have placed me on something called USRO.......not really sure what that is except that it supposedly
lowers liver enzymes.
Doesn't interact with HIV meds...........Also what is this reverstrol supplement..........not
sure I've spelled it correctly but in simple terms tell me what it does?
Anyway appreciate you being here to offer insight into our forum......Until then.......
Indication of Ursofalk:
Ursofalk is used in the treatment of chronic liver disease in which the flow of bile has stopped for some reason (eg. primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and cystic fibrosis-related cholestasis.
Action of Ursofalk:
The main ingredient of Ursofalk, ursodeoxycholic acid, is a substance that appears naturally in the body. It is used to treat cholestatic liver disease, although the mechanism is not fully understood.
Ursodeoxycholic acid alters the composition of bile, increasing concentrations of itself and decreasing amounts of toxic bile acids. It also increases bile flow.
There is some evidence that ursodeoxycholic acid may also act via an immunological mechanism, details of which are not fully understood.
UDCA has been tested with Interferon and while it didnt improve SVR rates it probably did something. Relapse occurred latter and VL rebound was lower in at least one study on it.
There is quite a bit on IFN and Urso if you google it.
UDCA along with Milk Thistle and PPC should lower your enzymes.
Resveratrol is one of HRs antifibrotics.
Maybe you should consider doing HR's supps regime. It does something.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.