Chronic Hepatitis B

Most people are familiar with the disease Hepatitis B because of increasing today. At present, approximately 2 billion people over the world are patients of this disease. Chronic Hepatitis B is the severe form of Hepatitis B, caused due to infection HBV or hepatitis B virus that attacks liver and cause inflammation of delicate liver tissues. It was initially known as “serum hepatitis”. This disease is prominent in Asia and Africa.

Transmission:

Transmission of HBV occurs from exposure to body fluids like blood, lymph, semen, vaginal fluids, tears, saliva and urine etc. to viral DNA. Sometimes, pre-natal infection is a common cause of later development of disease.

Therefore, doctors advise you to get your children vaccinated at an early age. Other modes of transmission include blood transfusions, acupuncture, dialysis, tattooing or working in an environment where the HBV is prominent. This disease does not spread via casual contact.

Development:

You can develop Chronic Hepatitis B if you’re infected by HBV at infancy. Even adults are prone to diseases development if they aren’t vaccinated. Chronic Hepatitis B does not result in immediate symptoms. The first symptoms arise within 6 months after the infection takes place. Symptoms and development of chronic liver diseases takes around 20 to 30 years to appear.

General Symptoms:

Loss of overall health, reduced body immunity, loss of appetite, vomiting blood, frequent vomiting, nausea, tiredness, body pains, mild fever, dark colored stool and urine, frequent development of jaundice, liver cirrhosis, liver failure etc.

 

Treatment:

Chronic Hepatitis B or Acute hepatitis b cannot be completely treated with medications. Milder cases involving Hepatitis B can get cured on its own. Nevertheless you can easily prevent short-term infections by taking proper rest, taking in plenty of nutritional foodstuffs and consuming proper quantity of fluids like water, milk, fruit juices etc.

 

For severe cases, you must immediately consult your physician. Treatment of this disease involves alpha interferon and lamivudine. You also need to practice exercise and meditation on a regular basis for effective liver regeneration.

 

The best precaution against disease formation is to get vaccinated against HBV. The first three to four shots of hepatitis vaccine is given to individuals for a period of 6 to 8 months. It is recommended to get the first shots injected during infancy. Further, folks that are nineteen years or less should be vaccinated at regular time intervals, if they’re living in a diseases environment.

 

Complex Treatments For Final Stages:
Laboratory formed interferon has shown unexpected positive results in stimulating the response of a person’s immune system against HBV. Thus, its growing popularity has made it available in large quantities in the medicine markets, under the brand names of Intron and Pegasys. Epivir is also prescribed for patients that cannot cope with side-effects of Intron.

 

If you believe in herbal treatment then you can rely on ancient medical science. Mushroom species like Shitake, Maitake and Reishi are effective in treating this disease. Moreover, you can also rely on Salvia and Milk Thistle or Silybum Marianum.

Chronic Hepatitis B
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