Hepatitis B Treatment Is Most Appropriate?
assalamualaikum, I am a man. I am suffering from HBsag disease already in the 1800 stage, is it already severe, can I treat it or not, and what can be the medicine every day, thanks
Hi mom, it looks like you mean Hepatitis B. This disease is an infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus that attacks liver cells, which then causes damage to the liver, resulting in liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. This virus is transmitted through blood and body fluids (sperm and vaginal fluids). Transfusions, use of contaminated needles, multiple partners and born to mothers with Hepatitis B are at risk of transmitting this virus. Enforcement of the diagnosis of this disease through doctor and laboratory examinations. The laboratory test that is carried out is a qualitative HBsAg examination, if it is reactive it indicates that there is Hepatitis B virus infection. In addition, HBeAg examination is also carried out to see the transmission power, if positive means that the patient can transmit the disease to other people. It is also necessary to do HBV DNA examination and liver function tests (SGOT and SGPT). Quantitative HBsAg, HBeAG, HBV DNA and liver function tests were also performed to determine the success of treatment. Treatment will start when the diagnosis has been made by a doctor. Treatment aims to suppress the development of the virus and reduce symptoms so as to improve quality of life. I suggest that the mother should return to consult with the doctor concerned to get further treatment. The doctor will provide antivirals such as lamivudine and immune modulators such as interferon alfa if the diagnosis has been established. We recommend that mothers control periodically to determine the success of therapy. Meanwhile, mothers are expected to be careful in taking medicines, because there are several drugs that can aggravate the liver.
Hopefully this information can be useful. dr. Nira