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How does hepatitis b spread?

How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick ( needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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What to do about hepatitis b?

What to do about hepatitis b?

Get tested: get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab test?

What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection: Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one. ...Read more

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How can a person contract hepatitis b?

How can a person contract hepatitis b?

Several ways: 1. Transfusion of blood or contaminated needle stick. 2. Sexual contact. 3. Neonatally. ...Read more

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Can you completely remove hepatitis b?

Can you completely remove hepatitis b?

Unlikely: That is very unlikely to happen if you have chronic hepatitis b. However, you can keep your infection suppressed with medication. ...Read more

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I want to know much about hepatitis B?

I want to know much about hepatitis B?

Good info below:: Hep B is common in Africa. It can be sexually transmitted. While it can be very serious, less than 5% of adults who get it develop chronic infection. My space is limited here so see http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/ for a detailed overview. For information on affordable and effective herbal treatments see http://tinyurl.com/jlpftou and http://www.itmonline.org/arts/hepb.htm ...Read more

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Why hepatitis b is so difficult to cure?

Why hepatitis b is so difficult to cure?

DNA inside nucleus: Hepatitis b dna (genetic material) gets inside the nucleus of liver cells and we do not know how to get it out. The ways we can control hbv are through a person's immune response, or with antiviral medications that prevent the virus from making copies of itself. Current hbv medications are very effective and well tolerated. People may also need screening for liver cancer. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

Not casually: It spreads from contact with blood ( needle sticks, transfusions) and by sexual contact (especially man to man) and from infected mother to neonate at time of delivery. Intervention with specific gamma globulin and vaccine can prevent this. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for hepatitis b?

What is the best medicine for hepatitis b?

See a specialist: This is a rapidly changing area and seeing a liver specialist is the best way to find the best current medication. From an alternative stand point i recommend silver shield brand of colloidal silver. It's unique molecular structure sets up an electromagentic resonance that causes clumping of active viral RNA preventing insertion into new host cells www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat hepatitis b?

Is there a gentle way to treat hepatitis b?

Yes: Depending on the stage of hepatitis b, there must be an indication to treat which could be an oral drug or oral drug and interferon. If there is no indication to treat, then careful monitoring is necessary. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

If at all...: ...You may develop fatigue and jaundice, though it may be asymptomatic. In rare cases it can take a fulminant form. However, only 15% of cases lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the medicine to take in hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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What the different between hepatitis B and A?

Hep A is food born: Hep A is a food born disease whereas Hep B is transmitted by sexual contact and blood. Hep A is self limiting whereas chronic Hep B may need to be treated. ...Read more

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What are some common misconceptions about hbv?

HPV?: Do you mean HPV (human papiloma virus) or did you mean Hep B virus? Please resend question. ...Read more

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What should not I eat when I have hepatitis B?

What should not I eat when I have hepatitis B?

Treating Hepatitis: Alcohol. The thing one should ingest when they have Hepatitis B is the pills to suppress the virus. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis b, what diets should I eat, or avoid?

I have hepatitis b, what diets should I eat, or avoid?

None: Unless you are in the end stages of cirrhosis with hepatic failure there is no need to adjust your diet as long as you have a healthy balanced intake. There is therapy available if you have chronic active hepatitis b, and should consult with a hepatologist or a GI doctor or id doctor with interest in hepatitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hepatitis b?

Viral liver disease: 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 of some other cancers. ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more