Yes Becki, you should lose weight, as a fatty liver (liver steatosis) reduces SVR levels. To give yourself the best chance of SVR this is one of the few host factor that can be changed so it is worth doing. Also the more healthy you are going into treatment the easier it will be to deal with the treatments side effects. I had been put on an exercise and diet program in anticipation to treating myself.
For more info:
Fatty Liver: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Good luck with your treatment!
I am in week 13 of treatment and have not lost any weight. I actually gained 3 pounds. I also heard that everyone lost weight, well it is not true.
It seems to me that the people who want to lose weight dont and the people that are already skinny and can't afford to lose the weight do. I was a skeleton while on treatment then when it was over gainned back all I lost PLUS 20 pounds and man oh man it was impossible to lose.......that is typical of life isn't it?
Becki if you can lose it - lose it but as I found out after treatment it sure isn't that easy a thing to do!
obesity can be a detriment to treatment along with fatty liver disease diabetes is also a consideration
Thanks everyone for the info. yes it is so hard to lose weight and even more cause i have been depressed since i lost my job. bored at home.