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Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment of The Liver Disease

Why is the liver important? The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located at the base of the rib cage on the right side. It weighs about three pounds and is shaped like a soccer ball lying on one side. The liver does most of the work in your body. It processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients that your body can use.

The liver also releases substances that can harm you from your bloodstream. Je! What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HBV). HBV causes the liver to swell and prevents it from working properly. About 95% of adults with HBV recover fully within 6 months (severe HBV) without treatment. About 5% have HBV all their lives (deadly HBV) unless they are successfully treated with medication. Babies born to mothers with HBV are at greater risk of getting HBV fatal. Deadly HBV can cause cirrhosis (liver get ulcers), liver cancer, or liver failure. Je! Who is at risk of developing Hepatitis? Anyone who has been exposed to HBV-infected body fluids (blood, semen, and vaginal fluids) can become infected.

• People who were born with HBV-infected mothers

• People who have worked or had contact with infected body fluids

• People who have lived with an infected person

• People who have unprotected sex with an infected person

• People who have had many sexual partners sex with people

• People who have had a sexually transmitted disease

• A man who has sex with men • Someone who has been injecting or injecting drugs (even once)

• Someone who has worked or lived in prison

• Someone who has traveled to the country that HBV is most common

• Someone who has ever had a blood dialogue What are the symptoms of Hepatitis? Most people with severe or fatal HBV have no symptoms. When symptoms appear, it should include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, muscle aches, pain around the liver, and jaundice (skin turning yellow and eyes becoming white). Symptoms usually begin two or five months after infection. Symptoms usually last for several weeks, but can last up to six months. How is hepatitis detected? Hepatitis is diagnosed by a blood test.

Hepatitis, A blood test is done to check if HBV antibodies are in the body. Antibodies are proteins formed by the immune system following the effects of a virus. How is hepatitis treated?

HBV severe Doctors often recommend bed rest, drinking plenty of fluids, eating a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol. Medications are not used to treat severe HBV. It is important to see your doctor regularly to make sure your body is completely healed from the virus. HBV killings There are several treatment options for HBV killing: tenofovir, adefovir dipivoxil, interferon alpha 2b, pegylated interferon alpha 2a, lamivudine, entecavir, and telbivudine. These drugs may not work for all people with Hepatitis. Also, patients who take these drugs need to be monitored by their doctors for any side effects. HBV medication should not be taken by pregnant women unless recommended by a doctor.

Some pregnant women with HBV can be treated to prevent HBV infection in their babies. If you have HBV, it is important to talk to your doctor about treatment options and screening for liver cancer every 6-12 months. Also, ask your doctor about the hepatitis V vaccine. What is the best way to prevent hepatitis B infection? The Hepatitis Vaccine for people who have not contracted HBV is the best way to prevent infection. The Hepatitis B vaccine is given in 3 doses of medication. The first two hup

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