Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection that causes inflammation (swelling and reddening) that can lead to liver damage. Hepatitis B, also called HBV and Hep B, can cause cirrhosis (hardening or scarring), liver cancer and even death.
There are two types of hepatitis B infection: acute and chronic.
An acute infection happens at the beginning, when you first get infected with hepatitis B. Few people are able to clear it from their bodies and recover. In fact, this is true of about 4 in 5 adults who are infected.
If you are not able to clear the infection within six months or longer, you have chronic hepatitis B. (Chronic means long-lasting.) It is chronic hepatitis B that leads to inflammation and the serious, and possibly fatal, illnesses of cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Treatment can slow disease progress, reduce the chance of liver cancer and increase your chances of surviving.
Main symptoms of hepatitis B
Symptoms of hepatitis B can include:
2. General aches and pains
3. High temperature
4. General sense of feeling unwell
5. Loss of appetite
6. Feeling and being sick
8. Tummy pain
9. Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
10. Dark urine and pale, grey-coloured poo
Hepatitis b is taken like common malaria but most people don't know the extent of its damage to health. Hepatitis b kills faster than the dreaded HIV and AIDS. If you are diagnosed with hepatitis b, it's important you treat it and don't depend on the fact that people say it could go on its own because your liver is at stake. To get help and treatment Click here as most people who used this recover in two months.
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