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3/2: A three shot series for hep b and a two shot series for hep a should be all that you need. You don't need to have ongoing boosters based on current recommendations. ...Read more
No reliable cure: Teens or adults who catch hepatitis b get sick, and then recover on their own, but about 5% become carriers and always have the virus. Babies who catch hepatitis b become carriers of the virus. The antiviral medications block the virus, so the patient has fewer and fewer numbers of virus if the treatment works. A few patients are called "cured" in that blood tests don't detect the virus any more. ...Read more
There are acute: And chronic forms of the infection. The symptoms are not specific, but can include nausea, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, aches, weakness, dark urine, jaundice. Most acute infections are self-limited and don't require specific treatment. If you think you are infected with hepatitis B, seek medical attention to confirm or rule out the diagnosis. ...Read more
Specialist: At the present time, the treatment of hepatitis c is quite complex, though it will get simpler soon. Hepatitis c is treated by specialists, usually infectious disease specialists or hematologists (liver specialists.). Because improvements in treatment are happening so rapidly, a specialist can advise you whether you need to be treated now or can wait for better drugs. ...Read more
No cure but control: Most people with hepatitis b actually clear it with their own immune systems, but if there is evidence of chronic inflammation in the liver, there are medical treatments that can bring this under control. Talk to a physician who specializes in hepatology (usually a gastroenterologist). ...Read more
What to do if I have hepititus c andwhatever vitmanin suppliment I take. It makes me week. Is it normal?
Maybe not vitamin: Is causing you the weakness, but hepatitis. Stop taking vitamins for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. ...Read more
Infected fluids: Hepatitis b is spread by fluids like blood or semen. It can be spread by sexual contact with someone who is infected or by sharing needles or syringes. It can be spread from mother to baby when giving birth. Healthcare workers can become infected by a needle stick. It could even be spread by sharing a razor or toothbrush with someone who is infected. ...Read more
Possibly: Low probability, but definitley possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet at tolerated: Unless you are extremely sick from hepatitis a, you'll do well to eat what you think is right for you. Protein restriction is really for people with severe liver failure / cirrhosis to prevent them from getting bad hepatic encephalopathy, and this really only helps so-so. ...Read more
Probably: Without knowing what type of injections hard even to guess. Make sure at next follow up visit that you understand what type of hepatitis you suffer from, the goals of treatment, duration, side effects, etc. Do get involved in your care. ...Read more
How long would it take from the time of transmission for the detection of hepatitus c in testing?
I have recover from hepatits a for about one month and enezyme return to normal can I exercise or not?
Resume: Once your liver function tests normalize you should be free of exercise restrictions. Resume exercise. ...Read more