I had a Fibroscan with a result of 75 Kpa back in June this year indicating advanced cirrhosis.
I am currently in treatment for a Hep C infection (genotype 3a) which I think I contracted around two years ago. I take Epclusa. I was previously a problematic drinker (particularly extreme and sporadic binges with lighter drinking in between) although I completely ceased drinking alcohol in early April.
Has anyone else here had results which have shown that Fibroscan test results can decrease? Obviously 75 Kpa is the highest possible score and I am keen to do anything to reduce this and help my liver get in better shape if at all possible.
My LFT results are now back to normal and the virus load on my last blood test was just 56 from 101,000. The ALT reading was 28 from a 154 result pre treatment.
I have read that a Hep C infection can possibly heighten a fibroscan result?
I follow a careful low fat vegetarian diet now and avoid food and drinks known to stress the liver, particularly sugar. I do not drink or use drugs at all anymore. I also use 'alternative' remedies such as milkthistle and curcumin which some studies show may help the liver in various ways and reduce inflammation.
I exercise quite vigoursly for around 3 hours or so a week.
I am slightly overweight (BMI 28.8).
I was also previously on a high daily dose of an anti-psychotic drug known to have an effect and possibly stress the liver but I have now safely tapered off this and stopped using them since June.
I would be keen to hear of any comments, experiences or feedback - gratefully received!