Hepatitis B is the world’s most common liver infection. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which can attack and injure the liver. HBV is transmitted through blood and infected bodily fluids. This can occur through direct blood-to-blood contact, unprotected sex, unsterile needles, and from an infected woman to her newborn during pregnancy or delivery
What are the symptoms?
- appetite loss
- light-colored stools
- abdominal pain
- dark urine
- joint pain
Is there any for Chronic Hepatitis B ?
There is no treatment for acute hepatitis B. Chronic hepatitis B infection can be treated with medicines that can slow down the progression of liver injury and reduce the chance of liver cancer, but there is no cure. Can manage life with some supplements.
How to stay healthy with Hepatitis B ?
- Avoid alcohol as it causes liver damage, and can increase liver damage caused by HBV
- Check with your health care provider before taking any new medicines or vitamins, including over the counter and herbal medicines. Avoid ibuprofen
- Get tested for HIV, hepatitis C virus and other sexually transmitted infections.
- Get the hepatitis A vaccine if you are not already immune. The vaccine is free for people living with hepatitis B.
- Get the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine and then get a booster dose of the vaccine 5 years later.
- Get the influenza vaccine every year
- Eat healthy, nutritious food as outlined by doctor.
- Get regular exercise.
- Avoid smoking.