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|Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by buklan4realyah(f): 4:11pm On Nov 15, 2013|
Doctors in da house, pls wots r d causes of hepatitis B, treatement for it, nd also d danger in dere....
A brother needs dis swiftly
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by AnOlderAmerican(m): 4:21pm On Nov 15, 2013|
When a person is first infected with hepatitis B, it is called an acute infection. For 90% of adults, the body is able to fight off the infection.It typically takes 6 months for the body to fight off the infection. When the virus is in a person's body, he or she is contagious and can spread hepatitis B to other people. However, if the body fights off the virus, the person cannot infect other people or get a new hepatitis B infection.epatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can cause both acute (short term) and chronic (long term) infections. People with chronic hepatitis B are at increased risk for developing serious liver damage or liver cancer. However, if needed there are treatments that may help reduce the amount of virus in your body and may help improve the condition of your liver.
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by AnOlderAmerican(m): 4:23pm On Nov 15, 2013|
People who have had hepatitis B for more than 6 months have "chronic" hepatitis B. There is no cure for chronic hepatitis B.
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by AnOlderAmerican(m): 4:27pm On Nov 15, 2013|
The only way to become infected with hepatitis B is to come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluid, such as semen or vaginal fluid.
It is important to remember that:Being born to a mother with hepatitis B
Coming in contact with infected blood after an injury, bite, or scratch that breaks the skin
Having sex with an infected person
Getting a tattoo or body piercing with unsanitized tools that were used on an infected person
Drinking water or eating food contaminated with the virus.
However, another type of hepatitis, called hepatitis A, can be spread this way
Touching or kissing an infected person
Sharing eating utensils of an infected person.
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by buklan4realyah(f): 4:40pm On Nov 15, 2013|
wot can such person take for remedy....
a brother of mine just came bk frm a check up center nd he was advice for see doc asap
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by buklan4realyah(f): 4:41pm On Nov 15, 2013|
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by AnOlderAmerican(m): 5:13pm On Nov 15, 2013|
Interferon Alpha (Intron A) is given by injection several times a week for six months to a year, or sometimes longer. The drug can cause side effects such as flu-like symptoms, depression, and headaches. Approved 1991 and available for both children and adults.Pegylated Interferon (Pegasys) is given by injection once a week usually for six months to a year. The drug can cause side effects such as flu-like symptoms and depression. Approved May 2005 and available only for adults.Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV, Zeffix, or Heptodin) is a pill that is taken once a day, with few side effects, for at least one year or longer. Approved 1998 and available for both children and adults.Adefovir Dipivoxil (Hepsera) is a pill taken once a day, with few side effects, for at least one year or longer. Approved September 2002 for adults. Pediatric clinical trials are in progress.Entecavir (Baraclude) is a pill taken once a day, with few side effects, for at least one year or longer. Approved April 2005 for adults. Pediatric clinical trials are in progress.Telbivudine (Tyzeka, Sebivo) is a pill taken once a day, with few side effects, for at least one year or longer. Approved October 2006 for adults.Tenofovir (Viread) is a pill taken once a day, with few side effects, for at least one year or longer. Approved August 2008 for adults.Although the FDA has approved these seven drugs for chronic hepatitis B, they do not provide a complete cure, except in rare cases (a "cure" generally means that a person loses the hepatitis B virus and develops protective surface antibodies).The drugs, however, significantly decrease the risk of liver damage from the hepatitis B virus by slowing down or stopping the virus from reproducing. As with HIV, it appears that combination therapy will probably be the most effective method of combating chronic hepatitis B infections.Cost Comparison of Hepatitis B Drug Therapy What does it cost for the different approved HBV drug therapies? See the cost comparison of the approved therapies. Read Full Article.
HBF Drug Watch
With promising new compounds in development for hepatitis B, there is great hope that a cure will be found in the near future.Visit the HBF Drug Watch for a complete list of approved hepatitis B drugs and compounds in development, as well as ourlist of Hepatitis B Clinical Trials. Page last modified February 3, 2012Managing Chronic HBVDrug Watch
|Re: Hepitatis................ Pls Help Oooo by AnOlderAmerican(m): 5:17pm On Nov 15, 2013|
Adults and HBV
Will I recover?The first question most people ask is whether or not they will recover from a hepatitis B infection. The answer is directly related to that age at which a person is infected. Most infected adults will recover without any problems, but unfortunately, most infected babies and children will develop chronic hepatitis B infections.Acute Vs. ChronicA hepatitis B infection is considered to be “acute” during the first 6 months after being exposed. This is the average period of time it takes to recover from a hepatitis B infection. If you still test positive for the hepatitis B virus (HBsAg+) after 6 months, you are considered to have a "chronic" hepatitis B infection, which can last a lifetime.What should I do if I am diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B?Make an appointment with a hepatologist (liver specialist) or gastroenterologist familiar with hepatitis B. This specialist will order blood tests and possibly a liver ultrasound to evaluate your hepatitis B status and the health of your liver. Your doctor will probably want to see you at least once or twice a year to monitor you and determine if you would benefit from treatment.Most people with chronic hepatitis B can expect to live long, healthy lives. It is important to know that you can pass the virus along to others, even if you don’t feel sick. This is why it’s so important that you make sure that all close household contacts and sex partners are vaccinated against hepatitis B.Consider following these helpful tipsAvoid alcohol and smoking as they can be extremely harmful to a liver already infected with the hepatitis B virus.Talk to your doctor before taking any prescription, over the counter medication, or herbal remedies.Although there is no special diet for people who have chronic hepatitis B, a healthy, well-balanced diet that is low-fat and includes plenty of vegetables is recommended.Avoid eating raw shellfish, since they can contain bacteria that are harmful to your liver.Is there a cure for chronic hepatitis B?Right now, there is no cure for chronic hepatitis B, but the good news is there are treatments that can help slow the progression of liver disease by slowing down the virus. If there is less hepatitis B virus being produced, then there is less damage being done to the liver. Sometimes these drugs can even get rid of the virus, although this is not common.With all of the new exciting research, there is great hope that a complete cure will be found for chronic hepatitis B in the near future. Visit our Drug Watch for a list of other promising drugs in development.Should I be on medication?It is important to understand that not every person with chronic hepatitis B needs to be on medication. You should talk to your doctor about whether you are a good candidate for drug therapy or a clinical trial. Be sure that you understand the pros and cons of each treatment option. Whether you decide to start treatment or not, you should be seen regularly by a liver specialist or a doctor knowledgeable about hepatitis B. Page last modified February 3, 2012Managing Chronic HBVPregnancy and HBVApproved drugsfor adultsDrug WatchLiving With Hepatitis B Interactive Learning Guide
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