If you are infected with hepatitis B or C, and your body does not clear the virus, it can cause long-term, or chronic illness. This can lead to liver damage and liver cancer. Hepatitis C also can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Chronic hepatitis B and C infections have few or no symptoms. Hepatitis B is spread through infected blood, semen and other body fluids. The best way to protect yourself against hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. Some people also should be screened. Who should be vaccinated against hepatitis B? guidelines recommend that all infants be vaccinated against hepatitis B at birth, and complete the vaccination series within six to 18 months. Anyone who was not vaccinated at birth should get vaccinated. People who fall into the following groups should be tested for hepatitis B: Intravenous drug users who share needles, even one time or in the remote past. Health care or public safety workers who may have contact with human blood or body fluids. Those who have unprotected sex with an infected partner. Those who have household contact with someone who is infected, if you share personal items such as toothbrushes or razors People with end-stage renal disease. Children of those who were born in countries or regions where hepatitis B infection is common. All pregnant women should be tested for the virus Hepatitis B is not curable but is treatable with antiviral drugs. Patients with chronic infection also are monitored for liver damage.
Check our video out now on our Youtube channel to find out more about #cancer and #hepatitisb.
Don’t forget to like, subscribe and hit the notification bell to be updated weekly with news concerning Medicine on Youtube @TheMedicalClinic.
For more info, contact us at our brand new NY Hell’s Kitchen clinic at +1 646 647 9163 (dial or text).