if you are on nucs it makes no difference having hbv or not, your immune system can be weaken and rebuild stronger without any relapse, the antiviral takes care of the virus.please let us know if you find hbsag levels dropping since your immune system should rebuild stronger
I started five days 18/6 and two days of 24 hour fasting (water and black coffee only). Plan to extend my 24 hour to 36 and then to 48 hours. Will keep posted on what I experience beaidea the wt loss. I am doing this primarily to avoid or delay recurrence of HCC
Thanks guys, your answers are very appreciated. Stef - unfortunately where I live they dont test hbsag levels for regular tests. As far as i know we follow the same protocols as in the USA, where they dont test it either on regular checks, only private. I got excited when learning about the medical benefits of intermittent fasting and hopefully can help with keeping the liver healthier.
Hepbresearch - Thanks for your inputs as well, Im very excited to hear from your experience and results moving forward. Currently Im between 16-8 and 18-6, but at some point I would like to continue extending my fasting window to hopefully enjoy more benefits.
My main issue is that Im losing a lot of weight, since Im very active with exercise and sports and I have to eat significant portions in my feeding window to reach a minimum of calories intake. Hopefully this dont put extra stress in the liver to metabolise all these food, specially protein that i have been eating anywhere from 120 - 200 grams a day. Hopefully this is not so bad since most of it comes from healthy foods like lentils, salmon, sardine, quinoa, beans ,chickpeas, etc.. And my other concern is that big portion of my diet and calories are from healthy fats (+- 60 grams ) like nuts, cacao nibs, natural peanut butter, tachine, avocado etc..
Because I generally eat very healthy and almost dont touch process, all my carbs and veggies are relatively low calories which makes it harder to reach 2000 calories a day in 6-8 hours of feeding window.
I have been doing this new routine for a few months now, I never felt so great and so far my liver enzymes are stable ( a bit higher than my last blood test, but i guess it varies depending on the blood sample)
I went on roll here :), but if anyone have any insights on this matter, it is alway appreciated.
If we are on this topic, How do you guys keep your kidneys healthy ?
I'm on tenofovir, and I'm drinking 2L + of water / day but my Egfr is barely 90, at 29 Years Old. (creatinine 98 )
I never fasted before and was thinking of trying some sort of fasting. Ironically, while most of my friends gained weight, I went from 80kg to 72kg in 6 months, since Covid started, because i started exercising almost daily, and I'm aiming to reach around 67 kg. (29 yo, 171cm) .
On the hydration topic, i drink 2L of water + 2,3 coffees / day. I'm not sure what effect it has on kidneys, but I do know it helps the liver though, and I love it, lol.
It’s should be good for your body. But losing more than 4 pounds a week can cause injury to your liver. So don’t try to go too extreme.
I've been doing intermittent fasting as well for almost 2 months now and I do feel great. I've lost a lot weight although I wasn't overweight to begin with. I tried not to do anything extreme and planned to add more calories to maintain a health Weight. I read several articles that this was helpful for folks with HepC who weren't on treatment to help control the virus and liver disease progression. I eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables and mostly healthy fat - rarely eat grass-fed red meat. Liver Enzyme has been stable so far ALT/AST 26/18 , HBsag level trending down (not sure if it's related to Tef+Supplement+Diet), DNA undetectable.
Keep up the good work folks...Dr Berg has several video on YouTube on how to lower inflammation in your body through intermittent fasting including several supplements that Stef and some members have recommended. I hope to give more updates down the road.