TREAT HEPATITIS B VIRUS

HOW TO TREAT HEPATITIS B VIRUS

To treat Hepatitis B has become one of the most difficult health challenges to handle. Over the years, professionals in the field have made progress in figuring solutions. Hepatitis is typically known as liver inflammation or the kind of swelling that happens on the liver. However, the disease can be classified into hepatitis A, B, & C.

According to outcomes of different scientific research, this sickness is caused by a certain virus found in the blood, people are infected when they come in contact with the virus. The focus of the article is on hepatitis B. this class of hepatitis is known to be preventable through the use of vaccines.

Hepatitis B can be spread when individuals get in contact with body fluids, blood, and/or open sores of people with hepatitis B virus.

Interestingly, adults who contract the virus may not need to treat the illness, as the body can fight the disease within some months and the body will be immunized for life which means you may not need to treat it. However, an infant who gets the virus at birth will be difficult to treat.

SYMPTOMS OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS

According to experts in the medical field, there are many hepatitis B symptoms, they include but are not limited to;

  1. Stomach pain
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. General body weakness
  4. Feeling sick always
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin
  7. High temperature
  8. General aches
  9. Change in urine color (dark, pale, or grey)
  10. Change in general body function.

THINGS TO DO WHILE LIVING WITH HEPATITIS B VIRUS

Living with this virus can be very challenging as it limits the sufferers. Interviews from patients living with the virus showed that adjusting their lifestyle is usually the biggest challenge. Patients with the virus are advised to do the following;

  1. Discuss with healthcare providers if you are thinking of bearing children while you have the virus
  2. Always eat a balanced diet, go for vitamin-enriched foods
  3. Avoid certain lifestyles, e.g., drinking alcohol
  4. Proper personal hygiene, do not share any personal items like shaped objects, as that may lead to the spread
  5. Do not engage in unprotected sexual intercourse

 

HOW TO TREAT HEPATITIS B VIRUS

There are majorly two (2) ways to treat the hepatitis B virus. Both are medications provided by professionals to help in fighting this virus.

Antiviral Medication: antiviral medications are used on patients whose virus level is very critical. Basically, professionals recommend either entecavir or tenofovir tablets. These medications are known to have side effects e.g., dizziness, vomiting, and/or falling sick.

Peginterferon alfa-21: unlike the antiviral medication, the peginterferon alfa-2a is given when the virus level is very minuscule. The work of this medication is to push the immune system to fight this virus and take control within a period of 48 weeks.  it comes, its side effects; joint pain, fever, etc.         

 

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