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What Is Hepatitis B?

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
What Is Hepatitis B?

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B-

Causes of Hepatitis B-

  • Sexual contact with an infected person
  • Sharing of needles
  • Sharing toothbrushes, razors with an infected person
  • Accidental needle sticks
  • Mother to child

Risk factors of Hepatitis B-

Complications of Hepatitis B-

Diagnosis of Hepatitis B-

There are a number of tests that can be used to diagnose hepatitis B infection:

  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody
  • Hepatitis B core antibody
  • Hepatitis B e antigen
  • Liver enzyme tests (ALT and AST)
  • A liver biopsy is also used to monitor liver damage in people with chronic hepatitis.

Precautions & Prevention of Hepatitis B-

  • Use a new latex or polyurethane condom every time you have sex
  • Stop using illicit drugs
  • Ask about the hepatitis B vaccine before you travel
  • Be cautious about body piercing and tattooing
  • Avoid alcohol as it is harmful to liver

Treatment of Hepatitis B

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Surgical Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Other Treatment of Hepatitis B

Homeopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Homeopathy is strongly recommended in cases of hepatitis. Homeopathy is known to work to the immunological level, and has proven its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of viral infections. Homeopathic treatment can also help in preventing and curing the complications of Hepatitis B. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Hepatitis B are:

  • Lyco
  • Nat s
  • Card m
  • Lach
  • Phos

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Treating chronic or acute hepatitis with acupuncture is a long term process, especially if the condition has been present for many years. Acupuncture and herbs may be especially useful if Western drugs have not been able to reduce the viral load effectively. Acupuncturists usually diagnose hepatitis as Damp Heat in the Liver or Spleen.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B-

There are two categories of drugs used to treat chronic hepatitis B: nucleoside analogues and immunomodulators. The immunomodulators include interferon alfa and pegylated interferon. Interferon alfa was one of the first drugs approved to treat hepatitis B. It induces seroconversion from highly infective HBeAg to less infective anti-HBe status in 30 to 40 percent of patients. Lamivudine is the other mainstay of hepatitis B treatment. It helps suppress the replication of the virus and delay the progression of the disease.

Surgical Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B. If your liver has been severely damaged, a liver transplant may be an option. During a liver transplant, the surgeon removes your damaged liver and replaces it with a healthy liver.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hepatitis B-Eat a normal healthy and balanced diet

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