Hepatitis B: Definition, Symptoms, Spreading Ways

Hepatitis B is liver infection caused by hepatitis B virus. In some cases, their condition develops into chronic type, when the infection lasts more than 6 month. If hepatitis B can not be treated well, it will cause liver failure, liver cancer or other liver problems.

It is can be prevented by vaccine. But once you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, you need to avoid spreading it to the others and go to see a doctor as soon as possible.

How does hepatitis B spread?

Mother to child. Even though pregnant lady with hepatitis B can pass it to her baby, the vaccine can help prevent babies from infection.

Sharing needles. Hepatitis B can spread easily through needles and syringes contaminated with infected blood.

Sex. Having sex with people who are infected with hepatitis B can make you are infected. Thereby, you are suggested to take protected measures with your sex partner.

Accidental needle sticks. Health care workers and anyone else who comes in contact with human blood can get it this way.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?

You may feel not any symptoms at the first one to six month, after you get this infection. Most cases are found this condition, when they take blood test. When you are infected with hepatitis B, you may have one or more of the following symptoms.

-light-colored poop

-Jaundice. Your skin or the whites of the eyes turn yellow, and your pee turns brown or orange.


-Abdominal pain

-Feeling weak and no energy

If you want to know more about hepatitis B, you are suggested to send an email to doctorfromchina@gmail.com . You can get a reply within 24 hours.

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