6 Things You Do That Can Lead To Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a medical condition of the liver. It’s caused by a virus. There is a vaccine that protects against it. For some people, hepatitis B is mild and lasts a short time. These “acute” cases don’t always need treatment. But it can become chronic. If that occurs, it can lead to the scarring of the organ, liver failure, cirrhosis and cancer, and it even can also cause death.
Hepatitis B is a chronic liver infection that triggers inflammation that can cause liver damage. Hepatitis B, also known as HBV and Hep B.
The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for adults living with high blood sugar and those at high risk for infection as a result of their jobs, lifestyle, living situations, or country of birth.
Types Of Hepatitis B.
There are two different types of hepatitis B infection. They include:
Chronic hepatitis B is a condition that leads to inflammation and severe, and possibly fatal, illnesses of cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
Acute infection occurs at the beginning when you first get infected with hepatitis B. Many people can recover from this disease. In fact.
Symptoms of hepatitis B include.
• Abdominal pain.
• Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes.
• Joint pain.
• Loss of appetite.
• Dark urine.
• Weakness and fatigue.
• Nausea and vomiting.
Some of the things you do that causes hepatitis B include:
1. Sharing sharp objects
Hepatitis B virus can be easily spread through needles and syringes used by someone who is infected with the disease.
2. Contact with blood
Health personnel and anyone else who comes in direct contact with human blood that is infected with the hepatitis B virus can get the disease also.
3. Mother to child
Pregnant women who suffer from hepatitis B can share it with their babies in the cause of childbirth. Although, there is a vaccine that can help lessen the hepatitis B risk in newborn babies.
4. Sugar intake
High sugar consumption should be avoided for a healthy liver. Foods that have high concentrations of sugar in them, can be difficult for the liver to digest when the body is under attack from the Hepatitis virus.
If you’re diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis, you must avoid alcohol intake. People if continue to consume alcohol and in high amounts, it will lead a high risk of chronic liver damage and death.
Smoking may not necessarily lead to liver cancer, but it increases the risk, especially in people who have other risk factors, like chronic hepatitis B infections.
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