- Q Is there a cure for chronic hepatitis B?
There is no cure for hepatitis B, acute or chronic. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and about a treatment plan that includes antiviral medications. Once infected, symptoms may or may not appear; however, progressive damage to your liver can... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatment options for chronic hepatitis B?
There are no approved alternative options for treating acute or chronic hepatitis B. Discuss your symptoms and treatment plan with your doctor. Also discuss any herbal supplements, including milk thistle with your doctor before beginning any type of... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for chronic hepatitis B?
Chronic hepatitis B symptoms can be treated with one of several antiviral medications and/or corticosteroids for inflammation. Medications are used to lessen the level of damage to the liver. People with chronic hepatitis B should not drink alcohol.... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis B?
People with chronic hepatitis B seldom have symptoms. If symptoms do occur can are often mild or flu-like. The following symptoms are the most common, and in some case may not appear for six months or more after infection. Nausea and vomiting Loss of... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for chronic hepatitis B?
Your risk for chronic hepatitis B increases if you are exposed to the hepatitis B virus as an infant or young child. Mothers infected with hepatitis B can pass the infection onto their newborn during birth. The following factors also increase your risk... Full Answer
- Q Are there supplements or herbs that will help treat hepatitis B?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineJust like we wish there were flying cars and no-calorie doughnuts, we also wish there were supplements that could suppress a virus. But there are no supplements-or even real medicine-that can do that. The best course is prevention through the hepatitis B... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat hepatitis B?
There is no cure for hepatitis B. In cases of chronic hepatitis B, antiviral medications are used to slow the progression of the disease and help prevent long-term damage to the liver. Your doctor may prescribe a drug called peginterferon alfa-2a.... Full Answer
- Q Is hepatitis B a sexual transmitted disease?
Hepatitis B is a liver disease. Although hepatitis B can be transmitted through sexual activity, hepatitis B is defined by its symptoms and not its transmission. Sexual activity can place you in the high-risk group for viral hepatitis infection. Men who... Full Answer