HomeHealth and FitnessWednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:49:57

Wednesday, December 20, 17, 08:47:45, 1 Month Ago Via MasumaLinjavi In Health and Fitness

Rated 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 reviews.
Hits: 1

Undoubtedly sharing is caring but not when it comes to objects used for daily personal hygiene such as toothbrush or a razor.

Hepatitis B is a life-threatening viral infection that infects the liver causing acute and chronic liver diseases. It is caused by Hepatitis B virus, a double-stranded DNA virus which replicates by reverse transcriptase. Hepatitis B is the most prevalent among all other types of Hepatitis.

Causes:

Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus which can spread through contact of blood and bodily fluids of an infected person.

  • Sharing of personal items such as razors, toothbrush and medical needles from an infected person
  • Piercing or tattooing from infected needles
  • Having sex with an infected person

Symptoms

Hepatitis B doesn’t show any prominent symptoms, rather than commonly seen ones such as:

  • Fever and headache
  • Tired feeling
  • Unwillingness to eat
  • Dark stools and urine
  • Stomach pain
  • Ultimately jaundice when all other symptoms fade away.

Diagnosis

Since Hepatitis B is an infectious disease, the first doctor a patient will consult is the General Physician. But it is important to know that a hepatologist specialist will help to diagnose the severity and treat your Hepatitis. For Hepatitis B, it is confusing because it is an infectious disease affecting liver which is a part of the gastro-intestinal tract.

A gastroenterologist or a GI doctor, is a specialist in GI functions and disorders of GI tract which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, intestines, and the liver. A GI doctor fits wells as it covers a broad spectrum of functions and diseases. The key is to find a GI doctor who has an experience of treating patients with liver diseases specifically HBV. That’s why a hepatologist who specializes in treating particular diseases related to the liver is preferred. Hepatology is sub-specialty of gastroenterology, making it an obvious choice for the HBV treatment.

Since HBV is an infectious disease, an infectious disease specialist is a choice of doctor.

What’s this supposed to mean?

But specifically for Hepatitis B, a hepatologist or a GI doctor is recommended as HBV is an infection affecting the liver.
Also if the patient is a child, it is necessary to see a pediatric liver specialist. A patient’s age is crucial while selecting a specialist doctor.

Testing

A simple blood test is carried out on the patient if Hepatitis B is suspected. The blood test will determine if you had it or have it now. Also if you had a vaccine for HBV, a doctor can tell. If liver damage is because of HBV, a liver biopsy is carried out by taking a small sample of the liver.

Treatment

With few simple preventive measures such as proper diet, fluid intake and plenty of rest; acute HBV will subside and fade away on its own. While on the other hand, chronic Hepatitis B patients need treatment for the rest of their lives.

Anti-viral medications will help fight the infection and slow down the damage to the liver.

Interferon injections are a synthetic version of substance which is produced by our own body as a defense mechanism.
Lastly, a liver transplant is carried out for the people with extreme liver damage. The liver transplant is suggested when the patient’s liver is inoperative and a deceased healthy liver or a donor is looked for.

Preventive measures

• Practice safe sex. Always have protection. However, it is important to know that having a condom reduces the risk but doesn’t eliminate it.
• Never share personal items such as razors, toothbrush, etc. with anyone. It may carry the infected virus.
• If you are frequent with needles such as if you are diabetic or visit blood transfusion centres, always ask for new and packaged needle.
Management
• Take care of yourself. Indulge in proper diet and nutritious food. Exercise and take care of your mental health too.
• Talk and meet friends and family. HBV doesn’t transmit through casual contact. They can be an excellent support system for you.
• Learn more about the disease and aftercare tips such as alcohol consumption, food intake, etc.


Comments

Sign In

About Author
Masuma Linjavi
Date Registered: Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Last Time Online: Mon, Jan 15, 2018
So far has created 67 entries.
MasumaLinjavi
Completed schooling from Convent Girl's High School, then done with Graduation from Mumbai University. Working currently with Login To Health, digital partner's with hospitals like Jaslok, Wockhardt, Seven Hills, Surya, SL Raheja, Fortis Etc.

Related Articles

Today’s people love to maintain for an impressive look. Those who went to their job daily cannot ignore these all. But, they do not have enough time to give on their makeup regularly. In this case, the glamour of permanent makeup is definitely the best way. Most of the women take much time to apply their favorite products every day and sometimes multiple times a day. For example, we can take the eye makeup, where people mark up the eyebrow first. Everyone went to the parlor for giving it a...

Oct 4, 17, 4 Months Ago Via phibrows In Health and Fitness

You must have heard about circle contact lenses and the fact that they are very similar to big eye lenses. They help your iris to look bigger, while they give you a Barbie doll look. This type of lens was first manufactured in South Korea, and hence they are sometimes referred to as Korean circle lenses. In recent times, they are becoming more popular all over the world because they always look nice on those who use it. Fortunately, anybody who sees something nice on another person will often tr...

Sep 27, 17, 4 Months Ago Via businesswork In Fashion

Greendewspa.com   Moroccan Bath Services in Cochin   you're watching  Hand Henna Services in Cochinfinancial plan while on vacation in Dubai, then amid the daytime (on the off chance that you can keep away from the draw of the shops and drag yourself from the pools at the lodgings in Dubai) you ought to go to the shoreline. The salt substance of the ocean is strangely high, so a plunge in the water won't just do splendid things to your skin, it will likewise give you a chance ...

Sep 28, 17, 4 Months Ago Via WSTsuru12 In Business

Help for the elderly and senior citizen becomes very important to give them a good lifestyle and health care because it has been statistically proved that India has the second highest Indian population in the world and it is projected to become around 12% of the total population of India by year 2020. Let us look at how we can keep our elderly population happy. The elderly people in India are facing a certain amount of loneliness and negligence. There are many reasons associated with the build-...

Sep 28, 17, 4 Months Ago Via kanan01 In Society

While developing a dwelling, the use of roofing material is of the essence. Without legitimate material, the abode won't be over and done with. There are a few organizations which give material administrations to the homes at an extremely sensible cost. The material utilized for roof making is essential for the homes to be tolerant of regular catastrophes. While choosing the organization for your roofing needs, it's critical to know the idea of substance utilized by the organization for rooftop ...

Oct 26, 17, 3 Months Ago Via buildmasters In Home and Family

Geniestoutpetits.com éducation en garderie emploi garderie services éducatifs enfant Throughout the decades, the progressions in different divisions prompted the advancement of particular branches of studies. Today, an assortment of éducation en garderieare controlled by colleges, taking into account the developing needs of ventures and business. These projects deliver experts in all specialized topics. They give chances to understudies to pick vocation related coursewor...

Oct 2, 17, 4 Months Ago Via WSTsuru12 In Business

Sixpack abs are the pretty new physical appearance. Brands, celebs in addition to rap songs superstars are exhibiting their ab muscular tissues. It appears that everyone else would love to scale back that tummy and end up a sixpack. The inquiry is; are just six pack ab muscles merely a fashion statement for instance a tattoo or maybe a designer ensemble, or are they something considerably more?I am going to post that tough 6 pack ab muscles really are a lot greater than only a design assertion. ...

Oct 3, 17, 4 Months Ago Via Whibther In Health and Fitness

Mr-Dildo products - Female Sextoys Contraceptives dildo & sensual Delights Couples are usually admonished to wait to have sex after the mother's six-week checkup when presumably your doctor will give you the go-ahead. In reality most couples wait until 7 or 8 weeks after the birth of the baby to have sex. Visit For More  information :- http://mr-dildo.com/ Lochia, or postpartum bleeding and discharge, can last for up to six weeks but averages about 21 days. Breastfeeding your bab...

Oct 4, 17, 4 Months Ago Via mohmmadkamrudin701 In Business

Tag Cloud