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Treating Hepatitis B (HBV)Hepatitis B: Tratamiento

Treating Hepatitis B (HBV)

Acute hepatitis B symptoms usually go away. Follow your doctor's instructions for follow-up to be sure the virus is gone. If you develop chronic hepatitis B, you can help your body fight it. Your doctor may tell you to:

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Keep appointments with your doctor.

Avoid acetaminophen and other over-the-counter pain relievers.

Ask your doctor before taking any medications. Some can further damage your liver.

Avoid alcohol.

It may further damage your liver.

Eat a balanced diet.

A diet low in fat, high in fiber, and full of fresh fruits and vegetables helps you maintain your health.

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A blood test is done to diagnose hepatitis B.

Keep your appointments.

Checkups with your doctor help monitor your liver.

Get injections if prescribed.

If your infection becomes chronic, your doctor may prescribe injections of an antiviral agent. This medication may reduce the amount of virus in your body. It may help prevent further damage to your liver.

Be Informed

Stay in touch with your doctor. And have anyone you have close contact with see a doctor for testing, vaccination, and counseling. Help inform others about how HBV is spread. The more people know about hepatitis B, the easier it is to prevent its spread.

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