..hi! i'm richard,i just want to ask you about the treatments for hepatitis b.
...i wondered because i do not have any vices,..but i've this infection.
.....i hope that you could help me...cause i'm just 17 years old and i'm so afraid of my condition...
...i hope that god send this message unto you..
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.
Acute hepatitis B usually resolves on its own and does not require medical treatment. If very severe, symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea are present, the affected person may require symptomatic treatment to restore fluids and electrolytes. There are no medications that can prevent acute hepatitis B from becoming chronic.
Chronic hepatitis B infection : Treatment depends on the degree of liver damage which in turn is related to the amount of active, replicating (multiplying) virus in the blood and liver. Regularly measuring the amount of HBV DNA ('viral load') in the blood gives a good idea of how fast the virus is multiplying.
Antiviral therapy is not appropriate for everyone with chronic HBV infection. It is reserved for people whose infection is most likely to progress to active hepatitis or cirrhosis.
In cases of rapid viral replication antiviral medications are used to reduce viral replication.
You might consider to consult your doctor to evaluate the need for the same.
hi i am49 y old
i have inactive hbv for about 25 years with normal liver opration but i did pcr last year the load was from 58 uml then i did another one after six month was 298uml lft was normal ,also i did another pcr after 8 months varial load jump ti 1469uml is sttil ok or i should start treat ment , iam using 10 ml liptor since 8 months.
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