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I am positive in chronic hepatitis b and my doctor wants me to drink zeffix limuvidine treatment would this help me get well or is just for prevention?

Hepatitis B. No. Your doctor is giving you medicine to stop the hepatitis from staying active. The medication suppresses the viruses ability to reproduce. It is not a cure but the closest thing to it. Once you start this medication, however, you must always take it. This is very good treatment and your doctor is working to save your life. Read more...

If you have chronic hepatitis b with treatment does it help you get healthy again and not show up in test results or do you have a short time to live?

Treatment helps. Unfortunately, there is no definitive cure for chronic hepatitis B: by definition, a chronic disease lasts more than 6 months and shows various levels of activity (liver damage). Appropriate treatment is aimed at making the liver damage as little as possible (inactive disease or one with low activity). Your may live a relatively normal live as long as the disease is under such control. Read more...
What to expect. Once your illness is managed, expect a life expectancy and overall health comparable to anyone else. Read more...

Can chronic hepatitis b infection cause cirrhosis?

Yes. Yes. All patients with chronic hepatitis b should be monitored by their physician and consider referral to a liver doctor. Read more...
Yes. There are different types of chronic hepatitis b. Passive chronic hepatitis b typically results in no liver inflammation, while chronic active hepatitis b will often cause cirrhosis. Read more...
Yes. Hepatitis b can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The more inflammation present and the higher the viral load the more likely, one will develop cirrhosis. Read more...