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Doctor insights on: Can Korean Red Ginseng Help In Healing Patients With Hepatitis B Virus

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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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Can we have sex with a wife of a patient who died with hepatitis b virus. Pls note that her report is normal for hbv?

Can we have sex with a wife of a patient who died with hepatitis b virus. Pls note that her report is normal for hbv?

Yes: Yes. You can have sex with her but there is some risk she may have HBV (even with negative prior testing). I would recommend using protection and consider retesting her for hepatitis viruses. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.

Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can be transmitted by close contact with a person who has the virus actively in their body. If testing showed no virus in your partner then you are safe from that disease. There is a vaccine available for preventing HBV in people at risk. ...Read more

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How long can the hepatitis b virus live outside the body?

How long can the hepatitis b virus live outside the body?

1 week or longer: Hepatitis b virus can survive in the environment for 1 week or longer but is inactivated by disinfectants including household bleach. ...Read more

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What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

Hepatitis B infectio: Not being of black, hispanic and asian origin is one barrier to acquisition of hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection. Other factors include later age at first intercourse, abstinence and monogamous relationship. Because of the implementation of routine HBV vaccinations of infants in 1992 and adolescents in 1995, the prevalence of HBV infection has declined. In taiwan- from 10% in 1984 to 1% in 1994. ...Read more

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis ?

How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis ?

Yes: Hepatitis b virus can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer but this is not inevitable. The best thing is to get treated for it and avoid other problems with the liver such as alcohol. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the hepatitis b virus vaccination series?

What can you tell me about the hepatitis b virus vaccination series?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a viral illness that is spread by blood or sexual contact. In this country, most babies now are vaccinated in the first year of life (birth, 2 months old, and 4 months old) to help protect them. If you have not had a Hep B vaccine, getting one is good way to prevent what can be a serious disease. For adults, there is a series of 3 vaccines (schedule depending on the brand). ...Read more

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During the inactive phase of life cycle of hepatitis b virus in hepatocytes can there still be liver damage?

No, but...: Biopsies of livers with inactive hepatitis b show no inflammation by histology and liver enzymes are normal. But low levels of replication can still occur and this may have some influence on carcinogenesis. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more