Can these products assist in bringing down, if not eliminate, the enlargement and attendant pains?
yes the improvment usually starts after 4 weeks, most of us who tried it got improvment at the 3rd-4th week
it will take more time for the liver to return to normal size since hbvdna is still detactable
it is good that hbvdna is comeing down and also alt, be sure to have serum vitamin d more than 50ng/ml and cholesterol tot less than 150, ldl less than 70 and hdl more than 60
if possible i'd combo simvastatin, vitamin d3 and hep tech products and see if after 6-12months hbsag gets lower.5700iu/ml is about my quantity, too high to have any chances to get rid of it maybe lowering cholesterol and increasing vit d3 can get hbsag lower
please suggest other members where to get hbsag qant in nigeria, this is the most important test for cronic hbv
by the way have you checked the latest news on cholestero and vitamin d?
they are both correlating to liver damage and to hbv life cycle, they are not able to clear hbv but a low chol and high vit d makes hbv very weak and liver much more healthy
using simvastatin it is necessary to keep checking alt/ast before and after use of it, although extremely rare it may happen that sim increases alt/ast and if increase is too much (alt>100) it may be necessary to stop it
using vitamin d, although extremely rare it is better to check serum calcium every 3-4 month together with vitamin d 25oh, the max range of vit d is 100ng/ml
if expensive you can skip calcium and just check vit D after 6 months
But pardon my ignorance, can you enlighten me on this your statement:
"be sure to have serum vitamin d more than 50ng/ml and cholesterol tot less than 150, ldl less than 70 and hdl more than 60"
How do I test for this?
"please suggest other members where to get hbsag qant in nigeria, this is the most important test for cronic hbv"
I don't know whether they did it in Nigeria or sent sample to India, but the outfit is:
MECURE DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE,
OSHODI INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,
Also, I still have not done Fibroscan due to non-availability in Nigeria. I still don't know the level of damage, if any, till now. Although I have started using HepTech products.
How do I test for this?
these are easy routine blood tests, vitamin d was tested for oseoporosis in the past but now everybody is checking it, at least in italy, since the discovery of it immune modulating properties and lipids/sugars regulation.
vitamin d is a hormone, not a vitamin, the test is vitamin d 25OH, it is measured in ng/ml or nmol/l.the ranges in the labs are uncorrect, especially for deficency, since the new levels are out from many years.
a study just confirmed that those with hbvdna undetactable have high vitamin d, the optimum levels are 50-100ng/ml
another study confirmed that cholesterol is used by virus to assemble the antigens inside cells and loss of infectivity at low intracellular cholesterol.simvastatin has been shown to be the most potent on hbv, it is thought the simvastatin changes ldl so that virus cannot use it to assemble viral antigens
while hdl, which is the part of cholesterol that lowers ldl, has been found to be antiviral against hbv, so the higher the better
the best ranges are the same for prevention of arterosclerosis or heart diseases:
tot chol <150mg/dl
any lab check for cholesterol and vit d
Stef, many thanks.
Another question pls:
I'm looking at beginning anti-viral.
I have spoken with ROCHE guys in Nigeria and they are talking about what they call PEGASYS(If I get the the spelling, we spoke on phone)
Now, what do you know about this anti-viral? Simvastatin doesn't appear available in Nigeria.