Hepatitis infects people worldwide. It is characterized by liver inflammation. One of the most commonly known types of hepatitis is hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is a viral condition that can be spread in a number of ways. These include having unprotected sexual contact and sharing intravenous needles with an infected person. Health care workers can also be at risk of infection if they work with needles. Hepatitis B infection can also be spread from mother to child, although infants greatly reduce their chances of developing hepatitis B if they receive hepatitis B immune globulin and a hepatitis vaccine at birth. If you know someone who has hepatitis B, do not fret for it cannot be spread through casual contact such as hugging or shaking hands, or through water such as in a swimming pool or toilet.
One way of knowing whether a person has hepatitis B or not is through a Hepatitis B Core Antibody Blood Test. This test indicates if the individual has a new infection, has recovered from a previous infection, or has a chronic infection. The hepatitis B core antibody is technically the anti-hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc). The hepatitis B core antibody is the first antibody to appear after an acute hepatitis B infection.
Unfortunately, there is no way to cure a person who tested positive in a Hepatitis B Core Antibody Blood Test. Because hepatitis B is a virus, there is no way to get rid of it. Especially for chronic Hepatitis B, it is just a question of controlling the hepatitis B virus rather than eliminating it. There are antiviral medications can help prevent hepatitis B from further attacking your body. But you have to take the medicines religiously because once you stop treatment, the symptoms can significantly worsen and some antiviral medications can eventually produce a resistant strain of hepatitis B. In some cases, a liver transplant may be necessary.
Early detection is crucial for the treatment and control of Hepatitis B. You may ask your doctor about the possibility of having a regular Hepatitis B Core Antibody Blood Test. You may also inquire about Hepatitis B vaccines to protect yourself against the virus.
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