Explanation Of HbsAg Hepatitis B Lab Results Positive?
My mother is 62 years old, the result of lab sgot 48 and HB Ag is positive, is it positive for hepatitis or symptoms of symptoms and how is the treatment?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. HBsAg examination is a specific examination used to diagnose hepatitis B, a viral infection that occurs in the liver. When a person gets a positive result on his HBsAg examination, then it shows there is a hepatitis B virus in the person's body and he can pass it on to other people.
So regarding your question, your mother is indeed experiencing hepatitis B, and actually there are no stages that are just symptoms. When a person experiences symptoms of hepatitis B and is proven on investigations, it means he does indeed have hepatitis B. Conversely, when a person experiences symptoms of hepatitis B and is not proven on investigations, it means that he does not experience hepatitis B. The symptoms he experiences mean that it is not caused by hepatitis B, but other similar conditions.
SGOT examination, shows liver function. With your mother's results, these results are still quite good and show that your mother's liver is still working as it should. For treatment, if the hepatitis B experienced by your mother is still in the acute phase or less than 6 months, usually do not need special treatment and can heal by itself. Medications are given only to support the body's ability to recover. Meanwhile, if it is chronic or more than 6 months, the treatment can be more aggressive and more, also accompanied by tighter supervision.
To get all these assessments and treatments, your mother must be treated and examined by a hepatologist or internist. Therefore, check it and bring along the results of the lab. Your mother's doctor will determine the type of illness, its severity, and subsequent treatment. You and your mother may ask anything that still hangs in mind because it is your right.
Meanwhile, assist your mother in maintaining her health with adequate rest, assist her in doing daily work, meet her nutritional needs by eating fruits and vegetables every day, stay away from exposure to cigarette smoke and pollution, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.