Hepatitis A and Undercooked Shellfish - Topic Overview
Eating raw shellfish,especially oysters,may put you at risk for hepatitis A. Bivalves such as oysters and clams filter large amounts of water when feeding. If shellfish are living in water that has been contaminated with stool containing the hepatitis A virus,the shellfish may carry the virus. People then may get it when they eat the raw or undercooked shellfish. Raw shellfish also may ...
Immunoglobulin (IG) for Hepatitis A
Drug details for Immune globulin (IG) for hepatitis A.
A percutaneous liver biopsy is done by inserting a long needle between two of the right lower ribs to remove a sample of liver tissue.
Hepatitis B Guide - Should I use antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B?
This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionAntiviral therapy refers to any type of medicine that is used to treat hepatitis B. It is not recommended for everyone who has long - term (chronic) hepatitis B viral infection. It is an option for those people who have
What the Liver Does - Topic Overview
A healthy liver performs the following functions: It regulates the composition of blood,including the amounts of sugar (glucose),protein,and fat that enter the bloodstream. It removes bilirubin,ammonia,and other toxins from the blood. (Bilirubin is a by-product of the breakdown of hemoglobin from red blood cells.) It processes most of the nutrients absorbed by the intestines during ...
Should I be tested for hepatitis B and C?
The decision to be tested for hepatitis B and hepatitis C is not always simple. The tests are easy,but the test results could affect your life in ways you did not expect. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of testing. Consider the following when making your decision: Hepatitis often causes no symptoms,so many people don't know they have it until they get tested. If you get tested ...
Hepatitis C Guide - Should I take antiviral therapy for hepatitis C?
This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionYour decision about taking antiviral medication for hepatitis C depends on your current health and your chances of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer in the future. Consider the following when making your decision:You
Hepatitis B Guide - Cause
Learn more about how hepatitis B spreads.
Hepatitis B Guide - Other Treatment
Some people with short-term (acute) hepatitis B develop severe nausea and/or dehydration. If this happens, you might need to be hospitalized so you can receive additional fluids intravenously.
Hepatitis B Guide - Hepatitis B Resources
Hepatitis B Resources