Last Modified on Dec 08, 2014
What Is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a serious health condition that can be described as infection of the liver. Caused by hepatitis B virus or HBV, hepatitis B can become chronic if not treated appropriately and lead to liver failure, cancer or cirrhosis. Most affected individuals fully recover, though, even if they have experienced severe symptoms.
Both signs and symptoms of hepatitis B tend to develop gradually. With an onset of symptoms typically taking three months, an individual can be infected with the virus for a long period of time before realizing it. Common symptoms of the condition include abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain, fever, decrease in appetite, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus and is passed person to person via blood, semen and other bodily fluids. As the infection invades the liver, the HBV cells multiply causing inflammation and further symptoms. Most individuals avoid contracting hepatitis B by getting the hepatitis B vaccine; however, some instances still occur. Behaviors that heighten the risk of contracting hepatitis B include having unprotected sex, sharing needles or drug paraphernalia and accidental sticks in the healthcare field.
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Advanced Stage Hepatitis B Remedies
- BHT: Where to Buy
- Castor Oil Packs
- Chanca Piedra
- General Feedback
- HBsAg Treatment
- Hepatitis B Remedies
- Multiple Remedies, Dietary Changes
- Recent Diagnosis of Hepatitis B
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins C and E
- Vitamins, Milk Thistle
- Where to Buy BHT in Nigeria
Am I dying sooner please? Good morning, I finally uncovered that I've a chronic liver problem. And I'm dying any moment from now. My ALP alkaline Phosphate is 12. My total and direct BILIRUBIN are 22 and 14 respectively. HBsAg, anti HBe and anti HBc are all reactive. While HBeAg and Anti HBs are non reactive.
I'm thinking of withdrawing from my studies since I'm already dead. Pls I'm waiting for a medical advice from the Medical Expert. I've experienced mild enlargement of the liver according to radiologist. The liver show decrease parenchymal ecogenicity with with uniform parenchymal echo pattern. There's accentuation of the portal trisds giving the so called starry sky appearance due to inflammatory changes. He concluded that SONOGRAPHIC ARE THOSE OF HEPATIC INFLAMMATORY CHANGES MOST LIKELY DUE TO VIRAL HEPATITIS. However, whenever I'm lying on my back I do feel something is not normal in the right side of my chest, and it increasingly paining me. Pls I need more explanation.
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