Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus interferes with the functions of the liver and causes pathological damage. A large percentage of infected people cannot get rid of the virus and become chronically infected, these people are at higher risk of death from cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
Some people who are infected never feel sick. Others who are newly infected have symptoms that last for several weeks. Symptoms may be minor or intense and may include:
* Achy muscles or joints.
* Stomach pain.
* Loss of appetite.
* Mild fever.
* Loose stool (diarrhea).
* Lack of energy.
* Having yellow skin or eyes (jaundice).
* Being sick to your stomach.
* Brown urine.
More than 60% of people who get hepatitis B as adults do not recover from their symptoms.Click to continue.
You can get different forms of hepatitis at different times. For example, if you’ve had hepatitis A or hepatitis C, you can still get hepatitis B.
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