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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have diabetes?

Yes: If you mean to say that you have hep b, and now have diabetes, there may be some difficulties with some of the medications used to treat diabetes as some of them are processed by the liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I heard that people with diabetes should now get hepatitis b shots? Is this true? If so, why?

I heard that people with diabetes should now get hepatitis b shots? Is this true? If so, why?

Yes: Everyone with chronic illnesses, risk factors, or immunosuppression should get the hepatitis b series. It reduces the risk of developing hepatitis b if exposed. Diabetes is one of many chronic illnesses that weakens the immune system over the long run. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I am an alcoholic?

Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I am an alcoholic?

Yes: Both alcohol and hepatitis b can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis. I advise patients with hepatitis b to minimize their alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have cancer?

Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have cancer?

Yes: Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep b and cirrhosis, than this will require specialized doses of chemotherapy for you. Additionally, chemo drugs that suppress the immune system can give other infections like viral hepatitis, a "green light" to become more active. Talk with your oncologist for details. ...Read more

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If HBV DNA virus is supressed in chronic hepatitis b then we have a chance of liver complication?

If HBV DNA virus is supressed in chronic hepatitis b then we have a chance of liver complication?

Yes: yes, it is possible. majority of people's bodies are able to fight off Hep B, but if the immune system has not done the job, then low levels can remain dormant and tend to resurface/replicate with stressful situations-being mental stress, severe physical trauma or immune stress. should have regular liver function tests for monitoring. ...Read more

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What probabilty do I have to get hepatitis b if I am vaccinated?

What probabilty do I have to get hepatitis b if I am vaccinated?

Fairly low: If you are vaccinated and you have positive titers, you will be immune to hepatitis b. That being said, there is a rare chance (increased if you are older or immunocompromised) that the immunization won't "stick". If you are in a high risk situation, i would get your titers checked. ...Read more

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Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

One of many causes: There are many causes of jaundice. Hepatitis b is one of them. Anyone with jaundice should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Am I still protected from hepatitis b if I didn't follow the vaccine schedule (off by 4 months)?

Hepatitis B vaccine: Yes. The hepatitis b vaccine, like other vaccines, trains your immune system to recognize hepatitis b virus as it enters your body and prevent it from infecting you and causing you illness or disease. Many vaccines have multiple doses spread over time to boost or strengthen your immune response. Delay left you less protected during that period but once you got dose 3, you are now fully protected. ...Read more

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


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