About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Autoimmune Hepatitis - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Mar 16, 2017
Font : A-A+

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor treats autoimmune hepatitis?

Autoimmune hepatitis is treated by a hepatologist.

2. What is the prognosis or outcome of autoimmune hepatitis?

Early stages of autoimmune hepatitis often have a good prognosis, with patients showing a dramatic response to corticosteroid and immunosuppressive treatments.

3. Can the treatment with medications be stopped on the long term?

Medications can be stopped if the patient goes into remission, but the patient has to be carefully followed, and the medications have to be restarted if the disease reappears. Other reasons for stopping the medications could be failure of treatment or the appearance of severe side effects of the medications.
Advertisement

4. Can treatment of autoimmune hepatitis continue during pregnancy?

Most pregnant women with autoimmune hepatitis improve during pregnancy, but may worsen following delivery. Corticosteroids can be used in the lowest dose possible in these women during pregnancy; Azathioprine has a possible risk of congenital malformations. Premature birth and fetal death has been noted in these patients. Women with advanced cirrhosis should avoid pregnancy with effective contraceptive measures.

5. Is there any specific diet that I should follow?

There are no specific diet recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis. A well balanced diet will help to keep you fit and prevent obesity. Alcohol however should be avoided to prevent further liver damage.

6. Is autoimmune hepatitis contagious?

No, autoimmune hepatitis is not a contagious disease.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. (2017, March 16). Autoimmune Hepatitis - Frequently Asked Questions. Medindia. Retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/autoimmune-hepatitis-faqs.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. "Autoimmune Hepatitis - Frequently Asked Questions". Medindia. May 23, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/autoimmune-hepatitis-faqs.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. "Autoimmune Hepatitis - Frequently Asked Questions". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/autoimmune-hepatitis-faqs.htm. (accessed May 23, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. 2021. Autoimmune Hepatitis - Frequently Asked Questions. Medindia, viewed May 23, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patientinfo/autoimmune-hepatitis-faqs.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Can Weight Loss be Achieved by Drinking Water?
    Can Exercise Counts Boost Your Life Counts? 
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Noscaphene (Noscapine) Daily Calorie Requirements Find a Hospital Blood Pressure Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Find a Doctor Blood - Sugar Chart Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use