Understanding Hepatitis B
WebMD looks at the cause, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis B.
Frequently Asked Questions About Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis is an inflammation of your liver that's caused by a virus. There are five types, and each one is caused by a different virus. In the U.S., hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common.
Hepatitis C Treatment: Side Effects You Should Know About
Treatment for hepatitis C can help, but can have many side effects.
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.
5 Reasons to Get Tested for Hepatitis C
You could have hepatitis C and not know it. Learn why it’s important to get tested, if there’s any chance you’ve been exposed.
How to Fight Fatigue From Hepatitis C
What causes fatigue in people with hepatitis C? And how can they fight feeling tired?
Hepatitis B Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Contact a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B and develop severe dehydration (caused by vomiting and an inability to hold down fluids) or any signs of rapidly developing liver failure.
Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms
Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis B Guide - Medications
For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe
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.