Hepatitis B is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. It is an infectious disease. Some people with hepatitis B never clear the virus and many of these people appear healthy but can spread the virus to others. The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
Hepatitis B infection is transmitted through sexual contact, contact with contaminated blood
( through shared needles used for intravenous drugs ), blood transfusion and from mother to child. Hepatitis B does not spread through food, water, or casual contact. The incubation period of the hepatitis B virus is 75 days on average, but can vary from 30 to 180 days. The virus may be detected within 30 to 60 days after infection and can persist and develop into chronic hepatitis B.
Most people do not experience any symptoms during the acute infection phase while some people have acute illness with symptoms including loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain .The hepatitis B virus can also cause a chronic liver infection that can later develop into cirrhosis of the liver, this type of infection increases the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).The infection may be entirely asymptomatic and may go unrecognized.
Hepatitis B is preventable through vaccination . Acute infection with hepatitis B usually does not require treatment. Early antiviral treatment may be required in fewer than 1% of people, whose infection takes a very aggressive course (fulminant hepatitis) or who are immuno-compromised . In chronic hepatitis B, the goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of complications including cirrhosis and liver failure. Treatment with current antiviral drugs suppresses viral reproduction, the medications do not cure the infection , but they can prevent or delay complications and symptoms. Liver transplantation should be considered for patients with impending liver failure due to acute (initial) infection or advanced cirrhosis.
Homeopathy has proven its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of viral infections. The medicines arouses the individual’s innate restorative forces of healing. With Homoeopathy the disease is kept under control and general health improved without any kind of side-effects whatsoever. Few of the common remedies:
– Acetic acid : Sleeplessness during hepatitis, diarrhoea during jaundice.
– Chelidonium :Prominent liver remedy, jaundiced skin, pain under right scapula, liver enlarged.
– Lycopodium : liver functions severely disturbed, emaciation, debility, brown spots on
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