How To Treat Hepatitis B?
Hello doctor, I have a younger brother aged 22 years, a few days ago he did a health check because he wanted to enter a private university, and the results of his health check, my brother was diagnosed with hepatitis B, he had no symptoms of pain, weight loss or Any strange thing, in the same hospital he was a consultant to a doctor at the polyclinic, and the doctor said because there were no symptoms and my brother still looked healthy, he didn’t need any treatment, but if my sister really wants to take medication, then you have to take care walking with a certain time anchor … my question is, r n1. Should my sister check with another hospital or not? r n2. Even if the diagnosis is correct, can it be cured? r n3. How to handle it? R n4. And what kind of lifestyle should my sister do in order to reduce it or not get worse. R nPlease answer, doctor … thank you very much …
Hello Lastri, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Hepatitis B is a disease caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus.This virus can spread through contact with body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, and ejaculate fluids containing the hepatitis B virus. Transmission can occur through unprotected sexual intercourse with Hepatitis B sufferers. blood transfusions, sharing needles, punctured objects contaminated with blood or body fluids of people with hepatitis B, or transmission from mother to baby.
Hepatitis B infection does not always give certain symptoms, so to diagnose this disease, a hepatitis B panel laboratory examination is needed. In most people, hepatitis B infection can heal on its own without requiring any treatment. In a minority of people, hepatitis B infection can persist (up to more than 6 months) and become chronic. In patients with chronic hepatitis B, you can consider giving antihepatitis drugs.
In the case of your sister, it is necessary to know in advance whether the infection she is experiencing is an acute infection or a chronic infection (it can be seen from the blood tests performed). If indeed your sister has an acute infection, it is advisable to do a repeat examination 6 months later. In the acute period, treatment is not needed unless the symptoms are severe enough.
If indeed your sister has acute hepatitis B infection, then your sister is advised to:
prevent transmission to other people (do not have unprotected sexual intercourse, do not share needles, do not brush your teeth together, cover wounds and clean blood properly) avoid risky behavior getting enough rest, consume a balanced nutritious diet in sufficient quantities Sufficient amounts of fluids If your younger sibling has risky behavior (unprotected sex, injecting drugs, etc.), you should advise your younger sibling to do VCT as well.
Here is an article you can read about hepatitis B
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