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Chronic Hepatitis b: The progression of liver infection.

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The natural cause of hepatitis B disease is different from one person to another.

The first 6 months after a person becomes infected is called acute hepatitis B infection. During this phase, many people show no symptoms at all. Among those who do have symptoms, the illness is usually mild and most people don’t recognize that they have liver disease.

In chronic hepatitis B infection, the liver becomes inflamed and scarred over a period of years. However, the speed at which inflammation and scarring take place varies between people. Some develop severe liver scarring (cirrhosis) within 10 years.

Dealing with the news that one have just been diagnosed with hepatitis B is a difficult experience for anyone. First and foremost, it is best one try to remain calm. At first you may feel shocked, confused or frightened, and this is totally understandable.

Being diagnosed with hepatitis B is not a death sentence. There are many things one can do to ease the situation, to slow down disease progression and now safe highly effective treatments are available that will cure you.Click to continue.

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