Hepatitis B Symptoms

Hepatitis B is a contagious disease that causes liver inflammation. If the infection is detected early, it is more likely that it can be treated to prevent long term symptoms. When in its acute phases, Hepatitis B can be treated to avoid it turning into a chronic infection. If left untreated, it can cause liver complication over the long run. If you feel you are at risk for Hepatitis B contraction, get tested today to avoid long term complications and symptoms.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B:

  • A feeling of fatigue or constant tired feeling
  • Unexplained nausea and vomiting
  • Urine that is dark in color
  • A fever
  • A yellow tint in the skin and eyes, known as jaundice
  • Appetite loss
  • An aching feeling on the right side of the abdomen, where the liver is located
  • Joint pain or discomfort

Hepatitis B Transmission
Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluids. It can be passed through blood, but that is not the only fluid that can transmit it from person to person. It is most commonly spread through shared needles and unsafe sexual practices.

Type of Test Required for Diagnosis
We will need a blood sample to detect a Hepatitis B infection in the body. This test will screen for antigens in the blood to give you a reliable test result.

Treatment Options
There is currently no cure for Hepatitis B. There are different medications that can be used to help treat symptoms and battle the infection. If detected in the acute phase, treatment can help stop the infection from becoming chronic.

 

 

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