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Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Hep B: Hepatitis b is a blood-borne disease. It is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids. The same is true with hepatitis c. Hepatitis a is passed through the fecal-oral route. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


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What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

Let me explain: A light diet built on greens, grains, and legumes is best. Don't eat too many raw foods; instead, steam them lightly the best way to get a good supply of the enzymes, vitamins, and other factors that may be destroyed during cooking is to juice vegetables. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe for an inactive hepatitis b carrier to eat alcoholic food that has been cooked or flamed?

Is it unsafe for an inactive hepatitis b carrier to eat alcoholic food that has been cooked or flamed?

Not unsafe: Good for you for being concerned about alcohol. Limiting alcohol consumption is important to protect your liver, especially if you have a viral hepatitis infection. Heating food that has alcohol in it will evaporate the alcohol, leaving just the taste behind (like a red wine reduction sauce) so these are safe to eat. Some people avoid all alcohol because of triggers and should be respected. ...Read more

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Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Food irrelevant: When you have acute hepatitis b, you don't take medications, and what you eat doesn't matter. When you have chronic hepatitis b, you take medications to suppress it, and what you eat still doesn't matter. What does matter is avoiding alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more