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can anything be done for hep B

By Anonymous May 25, 2011 - 2:55pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Hep B is a virus that affects the liver. For treatment information, read on:

Symptoms can be treated with medication. If you have an uncomplicated case, you can expect to recover completely.

If you have chronic hepatitis B, you may be treated with medication. This will help to reduce the activity of the virus. It can also prevent liver failure.

Medications include:

■Interferon alfa-2b (Intron A) injection
■Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) oral medication
■Adefovir (Hepsera) oral medication
■Entecavir (Baraclude) oral medication

If you have chronic hepatitis B, you should avoid anything that can further injure the liver, including:

■Certain medications, dietary supplements, and herbs (discuss them with your doctor before taking)

If you have chronic hepatitis B, prevent the spread of the infection by:

■Telling your doctors, dentists, and sexual partner(s) that you have hepatitis B
■Never donate blood, organs, or tissue
■Discussing your hepatitis B status with your doctor during pregnancy or before becoming pregnant to insure the baby receives treatment

For more information on Hep B, including lots of articles and stories from other readers - click here for our page dedicated to this condition: http://www.empowher.com/condition/hepatitis-b

I hope this helps and thank you for writing!

May 25, 2011 - 3:08pm
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