Hepatitis B is another serious liver infection that was caused due to hepatitis B virus (HBV). In certain cases, this hepatitis B liver infection will become chronic that lasts for more than 6 – 8 months which in turn increases the risk of getting liver failure, cirrhosis or liver cancer.
In almost all the people who are infected with hepatitis B, the adults will be recovered soon and completely but the children or the infants who are more likely to develop this chronic hepatitis B infection. The intake of vaccine will definitely help you to prevent this hepatitis B but make sure that if you already having it then you don’t have any cure. If you already infected then taking certain precautions will help to prevent its spreading of HBV to others.
Some of the signs and symptoms of this hepatitis B include dark urine, fever, abdominal pain, joint pain, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, vomiting, nausea and jaundice, etc. This virus can be passed from one person to another through blood, semen or any other body fluids.
Here are some of the common ways that this HBV is transmitted from one person to another are sexual contact with an infected partner in which their blood, semen, saliva, or vaginal secretions will enter into the body, sharing of needles and syringes which was contaminated with infected blood, usage of accidental needle sticks, from mother to child transfer at the time of birth.
Some of the preventive measures for hepatitis B include having safe or no sex with your sexual partner and be sure that usage of new latex condom will reduce the risk but don’t eliminate the risk completely, test your sexual partner and yourself before having sex to prevent this problem, never share your needles and syringes if you are using IV drugs and also stop sharing your razor blades or toothbrushes, etc. which might carry any traces of infected blood. Other than these, make sure to learn about hepatitis B, always stay connected with friends and family, take care about yourself especially about your liver by not drinking alcohol and intake of over the counter medications without consulting the doctor and taking the hepatitis B vaccine for the people who are suffering from this problem.