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Latest Treatment For Hepatitis B
Yes!: There are several good medications which can treat hepatitis b virus infection. The two most commonly used are Entecavir and tenofovir. In addition, hepatitis b virus infection can be treated with interferon. Hepatitis b can exist in many forms, some of which do not require treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor to see which form you have. ...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
Depends: Most patients infected with hepatitisb will resolve the infection on their own without medical intervention. However, some patients do not. It is very important to be followed by a doctor to see if you "clear" the hepatitis b infection on your own or develop chronic hepatitis b in which case antiviral medication will likely be needed. Avoid alcohol and sex while your body is fighting the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antivirals: The most commonly used antiviral medications against hepatitis b are Entecavir and tenofovir. Both are well tolerated and do a great job stopping the hbv from making copies of itself. No medications cure hepatitis b so many people have to take them indefinitely. Gilead is working on an immune enhancer drug that might help control hbv as well as a tenofovir-like drug with fewer kidney problems. ...Read more
Hello i was just diagnosed with hepatitis b ,is there a treatment for me or can it naturally go away after awhile?
Recheck in 6 months: For acute HBV infection, 80% of patients will become immune, the viral infection will resolve. In 20% of patients, the virus will persist, leading to a chronic carrier state. The timeline distinguishing acute from chronic is 6 months, in other words, if the HBV surface antigen persists after 6 months from onset of infection, the patient is labelled a chronic carrier. There is treatment for this. ...Read more
Inosine: Inosine is a nucleoside which has been studied for use in hepatitis B. Although a few trials were promising, it currently plays no role in hep B treatment. Current medications available for control of hepatitis B are effective and well-tolerated. I would not recommend adding this to any current therapy which you may require. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?
It is a virus: That is often spread through sexually contact or blood transfusions(less common in this day and age). It mostly effects the liver. For some people it only cause short term issues when they are exposed(acute hepatitis B) but 15-30% of people with acute hepatitis B will develop a long term chronic hepatitis B. There is much more to know but it's too complicated for this small space. ...Read more
Not: Ayurvedic treatment not good for anything. It useless. It based on primitive superstitions & fallacies without a lick of scientific evidence. The only people who benefit from ayurvedic medicine the worried well for whom it placebo, and the practitioners who only too happy to relieve their clients of hard-earned cash. ...Read more
There R few options: Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young and presumably healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
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