Hepatitis B infection (HBV) is a common hepatitis disease caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). It is spread from an infected person to another person through direct contact. In some cases, hepatitis B spreads through other means as well. In most cases, an infected person acquires infection by consuming contaminated food or water, blood transfusion, and childbirth. The incubation period for hepatitis B infection varies between seven days to three years.
Hepatitis B can be spread through contact with contaminated items such as syringes, razors, needles, or through contact with the blood of an infected person. In most cases, the disease is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids such as urine, feces, saliva, and breast milk. However, in some cases, the disease can be transmitted through the air or through mucous membranes.
In recent years, hepatitis B has become very resistant to the drugs used to treat the infection. The most effective way to treat hepatitis B infection is to provide patients with appropriate care and treatment. The person who is diagnosed with the disease must also receive proper care and treatment to avoid spreading the disease. Early treatment helps reduce the severity of the disease and helps prevent liver cancer.
The main symptoms of hepatitis B include fever, loss of appetite, jaundice, abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, pain and abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. Some people have mild to moderate symptoms of hepatitis B that resolve after a few days. Others develop symptoms that last longer, and in some cases, the disease is incurable.
Hepatitis B may be treated using drugs that suppress the virus or by giving immune-suppressive treatments such as antibiotics. Some medications used for treating hepatitis B infection are:
Anti-HBV Therapy. This is the most effective type of treatment used to treat hepatitis B and can be administered by injecting it into the bile. Anti-HBV therapy can be combined with treatment of the underlying infection, in order to help strengthen the immune system. Anti-HBV drugs also helps control the spread of the virus. This type of drug is most commonly used for adults.
Antibiotics and Hepatoprotectors. These drugs can also be used to treat people with hepatitis B infection.
Combination Hepatoprotector and Anti-HBV Therapy. Combination Hepatoprotector and Anti-HBV Therapy are another treatment used to help people who cannot take other forms of treatment.
Hepatitis C Combination. This treatment combines anti-HBV drugs with antiviral medications to help boost the immune system to fight off the virus. It is recommended only for people with advanced or chronic Hepatitis C infection. Combination Hepatoprotector and Antibiotic are generally prescribed to treat people with mild Hepatitis C infection.
Immune Suppression Drugs. There are certain drugs available that help suppress the immune system so that the body can fight off infections better. When anti-HBV drugs are used together with other immunosuppressive drugs, the effect can be even more potent. Antiviral drugs and immune suppression drugs can be used to help reduce the severity of the disease.
Combination Therapy. Hepatitis B and HIV can be treated using a combination of anti-HBV drugs and immunosuppressive drugs to slow down the development of the disease and increase the effectiveness of the immune system.
Combination Hepatoprotectors and Antibiotic Treatment. Combination Hepatoprotector and Antibiotic treatment is usually used to help people who cannot tolerate standard treatment because of their HIV-positive status.
Antibiotic treatment for Hepatitis B includes azithromycin, butoconazole, voriconazole and gentamycin. Some of these antibiotics are used together to achieve better results.
Hormone Therapy. Hormones can also be used in combination with medications to help increase the efficiency of the immune system. If an HIV-positive person has high levels of the anti-HBV antibody, hGH, this type of hormone can be given to boost the immune system’s ability to fight off the virus.
HGH injections are also sometimes recommended in cases when the patient’s liver is unable to manufacture enough of the hormone. HGH injections can be given to help the body produce its own immune system to fight off the infection.