Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people worldwide causing 1.4 million deaths a year. How long can you live if you have hepatitis B? T he answer will totally different, depending on the type of hepatitis B.
Most adults will recover from an acute hepatitis B infection without treatment. If the virus has been in the blood for more than 6 months, it is considered a permanent (or chronic) hepatitis B infection.
Even though, you have chronic hepatitis B, there is no evidence showing that it can cause a serious ruin to your life. The leading elements which can decide hepatitis B patients’ life span and quality, are treatments and the development results of your liver problem.
As for how long you can live with hepatitis, the answer differs from person to person. And this is why it is hardly to estimate. For example, if you develops some severe complications, such as alimentary tract hemorrhage, hepatic encephalopathy, ascites peritoneal infection, Hepatorenal syndrome etc, and each of the complications is a great threat to your life.
Thereby, patients are suggested to take proper treatment as soon as possible, once they are diagnosed with hepatitis B. The earlier you get a right treatment, the more chance you can live a high quality life.
Besides treatment, patients with hepatitis B are suggested to take test regularly. It can help you to prevent the relapse of this disease.
In addition, you need to change your living habits. Some living styles make a very bad affects on the life span and life quality to patients with hepatitis B, such as staying up late, drinking alcohol, consuming spicy foods etc.
At last, patients with hepatitis B are suggested to keep in a good mood. There is an old saying in China: liver controls feelings. Bad mood makes stress to your liver, which can accelerate your hepatitis B condition.
As for how long you can live with hepatitis B, it is hardly to say without detailed information about your condition. If you want to know a personal answer, you can leave a message about your basic information and detailed health conditions below. You can received a call or email within 48 hours.