Steps Taken To Overcome Hepatitis B?
Afternoon want to ask, if someone has just been declared infected by hepatitis B, what should be done first step huh? in addition to direct treatment (constrained by economic factors) thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Hepatitis B infection can occur in an acute (new) or chronic (old) form. When a patient is first infected with the hepatitis B virus, it is called an acute infection. Most adult patients do not complain of severe symptoms and the virus can be overcome by the body's immune system without leaving sequelae. However, some patients cannot fight the virus infection in their body so the virus can stay in the blood for more than 6 months called chronic hepatitis B. Both can be diagnosed through antigen and antibody tests from blood test samples.
If classified as an acute infection actually does not require special therapy. Patients are advised to get enough rest, do not consume alcohol and not smoke, eat healthy and nutritious foods, and reduce greasy and high-fat foods.
Whereas if diagnosed as chronic hepatitis B, it is absolutely essential to get routine antiviral treatment at a health facility to prevent the development of the virus and prevent further liver damage. Patients are also advised to always control routinely at least every 6 months for early cancer screening and detection. Patients are advised not to stress too much, not to consume alcohol and not smoke, to eat healthy and nutritious foods, and to reduce oily and high-fat foods.
That's all, hope you can help.