Fw: Hep b and excercise
- (sorry i sent this to the wrong addy the first time, my mistake, darn hepper
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> Q: I have hepatitis B, and my liver biopsy shows that I am at stage 1 or 2
> of fibrosis. I have been told that if I exercise, it will worsen my liver
> problems. Is this true? Can I safely work out with my condition?
> A: There is evidence suggesting that vigorous exercise can worsen
> inflammation in the setting of acute hepatitis. For this reason many
> physicians advocate bed rest or limited activities for their patients who
> are ill during the initial phases of a viral hepatitis such as Hepatitis A
> or Hepatitis B.
> However, I have reviewed the English medical literature dating to 1966 by
> computer search, and I could find no clearcut evidence that exercise
> the progression of chronic hepatitis. This only means that the questionhas
> not been well studied. I asked our liver experts at Johns Hopkins whetheror
> they incorporate the advice of "no exercise" to their patients with early
> late chronic Hepatitis B, and they said they had no compelling reason toI
> recommend avoidance of exercise.
> April 3, 1999
> I dunno about yall but I havne't the energy to excercise, then when I do,
> get sick.
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