Hi, hope everyone have a nice weekend.
I had a fibroscan recently, and got stiffness score 5.2 (kPa), and CAP as 226, which has increased quite much compared with two years ago (stiffness core = 4.1 and CAP = 138).
I’m a bit worried about the increase. Does the stiffness increase have anything to do with the increased fat? Or just the hepb virus is making more damage? I’m quite skinny already and I don’t gain weight in these two years. The only reason I can think of which may contribute to the fat is that I did less exercise and maybe more snacks at night.
If I return to my regular exercise and control my diet, is it possible to reverse the stiffness and CAP score?
Another question is about taking Entecavir (I just started a few days ago). I understand that it should be taken with an empty stomach (2 hours before and 2 hours after a meal).
My questions are: 1. Can I drink water in the 4 hours gap?
2. How strict is it about “taking at almost the same time each day”? I’m thinking about daylight saving in NSW, and it will bring an hour difference in terms tablet taking time. Also, what shall I do when travelling to a place with a different time zone (for example, US or China)? How should I adjust the time to take the tablet?