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: How to Avoid Spreading the Virus - Topic Overview
The following tips can help you prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Inform the people you live with and/or have sex with about your illness as soon as possible. If you have long-term (chronic) HBV infection,you can infect others with the virus even if you have no symptoms of illness. Do not donate blood or blood products,organs,semen,or eggs (ova). Stop all sexual activity ...
Hepatitis B Guide - Treatment Overview
Treatment of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection depends on how active the virus is and whether you are at risk for liver damage such as cirrhosis. Short - term (acute) hepatitis B usually goes away on its own; home treatment is used to relieve symptoms and
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 - Prevention
Learn how to protect yourself from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer - Topic Overview
People who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) virus may develop a chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis. The damage that results increases the risk of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The risk of liver cancer may be as high as 200 times greater for people who have chronic HBV or HCV infection than for the general population. 1 If you have chronic HBV ...
Hepatitis B Guide - Exams and Tests
Your health professional will diagnose hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection based on a physical examination, your medical history, and blood tests.
Hepatitis B Guide - What Happens
Symptoms of infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), if they appear at all, usually begin 60 to 90 days (although they can appear from 45 to 180 days) after the virus enters the body. Most people have acute (short - term) HBV infection.
Hepatitis B Treatment Recommendations - Topic Overview
The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease has made recommendations for treating long-term (chronic) hepatitis B. These recommendations are based on the presence of hepatitis B antigens in your blood,the level of hepatitis B viral DNA ( HBV DNA ) in your blood,and the levels of your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis B can be HBeAg-positive or -negative. This means a specific ...
Hepatitis B Guide - Home Treatment
Home treatment is important for relieving symptoms and preventing the spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV).While there is no specific medical treatment for short - term (acute) hepatitis B, there are some things you can do that may help you feel better while