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Is Viral Hepatitis B Curable
Hepatitis B: If this is new most infections clear on their own. However, if you have the chronic active form there are several medications that can keep the infection at bay and give your liver a chance to recover. If i knew where you lived i could perhaps help you there.... But find one who knows how to aggressively work with you to suppress this virus. ...Read more
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Most people: Infants & children, household contacts of people with hep b, people who have sex with multiple partners, people with a hx of an std, men who have sex with men, injectable drug users, healthcare works, adults with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease, people with hiv, people with chronic liver disease, travelers to countries where hep. B is endemic. If in doubt, talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible: Based on that test result it is possible but there are confirmatory tests that need to be done. See your pediatrician. They may refer you to a pediatric liver specialist for more tests. ...Read more
Hep b, HCV ab and HCV PCR all negative 2 years post exposure but elevated gpt, got, GGT recently, i just want to keep ruling out viral hepatitis, could i ?
Some ideas: Hopefully you've gotten immunized against hepatitis b, and hopefully you're not doing needle drugs to put you at risk for hepatitis c. You'd do well to have labs to look for hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. Many people have elevated liver enzymes that can be lowered just be getting more physically active. Glad you don't drink. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes! (in some cases): One of the reasons homeopathy impresses me so much is it has the potential to cure serious illnesses like chronic hep b. I have not personally treated this but many homeopaths have- here's a report of 2 successful cures: www.Homeopathyworldcommunity.Com/profiles/blogs/homoeopathy-can-cure-hepatitis homeopathy is highly individualized, so there is no one standardized treatment- please see comment:. ...Read more
Play it safe: Theoretically, no. However, the viral load measures virus in your blood stream, and there is still some question as to whether you could still have dormant liver disease. But unless you get a viral load measured every day, better to play it safe and assume there's a possibility of being contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most acute infections with hepatitis b resolve, many of them are without symptoms. In the 5% or so that become chronic, many of these are non progressive so the person, when they die, die with it and not of it. Be that as it may, there is treatment for hbv that can be curative in many cases. ...Read more
It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more
I am suffer from hepatitis b my viral load is reduced from 5000 to 3 point at last year 2012. This year till not checked. Pl advis shall i go 2 marry?
Get married: Anyone with hepatitis b infection should make sure that their partners and other people they live with get vaccinated for hepatitis b. That will help protect your loved ones. I am not sure what "3 point" means, but this is a low viral load. The viral load and liver enzymes need to be measured about twice a year so stay in touch with your health provider. ...Read more
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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