hi jack...why did you ALT/AST decrease? when did they icnrease? how did you hadle their reduction?.. I'm having now your same problem (I'm HBV+ with ALT84)...
>>>What does these readings tell you in relation to my new test results.
If your picture has not involved medication, it looks like a picture of inactive HepB carrier, most of whom go through life leading a healthy normal life. I agree that monitoring is the best at this time.
I guess the reduction of my ALT is much attributed to the advise of my doctor and zellyf. It was noticed that even after a huge decrease in VL my ALT and AST were quite high.
Zellyf like my doc. suggested it could be as a result of fatty liver. So i did my best to get rid of some of the fat by working-out intensively, avoid fatty food, drunk lots of water, ate more vegetable and the list goes on.
I am very grateful to zellyf , cajim, stevenNY and all members of this forum for your support.
Bless you all.
Thanks Cajim. No medication was involved except the herbal food supplement i listed sometime ago.
By the way i am no loger taking them at the moment since my doctor thinks that might be a contributing factor to high kiddney enzyme found in my lab. work. Recent test shows it's back to normal after suspending the herbal products.
Thanks for your comment and suggestions.
"Why would VL go up and ALT and AST fall? "
Here's why. VL goes up, immune system becomes alert and attacks, kills virus along with host liver cell, ALT leaks out to blood and reading goes up, VL goes down. Period of peace comes, ALT goes down, virus replicates, VL goes up, and the process is repeated many times during the course of the disease, especially an active disease.
Thank you Steve. From your explanation i guess the virus is active and there is an on going liver damage.
Being active thus that mean i will respond to medication, like interferon?
Will monitoring do for now considering the low lvel VL?
Always good to hear from you.