Hepatitis B is a liver infection and also can be found in the blood. The virus is usually passed from person to person through semen, sweat, saliva e.t.c. Some people carry this sickness all their lives, which eventually leads to liver cancer, liver cirrhosis or even death.
Hepatitis does not spread through sneezing, coughing, hugging and breastfeeding. This infection is spread the same way the virus that causes (HIV) is spread but hepatitis B is 50 – 100 times infectious. Individuals living with this disease, live with an increased risk of developing liver disease later in future, and are advised to see the doctor every 6 months or even more often.
There is actually no cure for Hepatitis B, but it is very easy to prevent, in different ways like having safe sex or getting the hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B only leave the body, if the body is able to fight it off.
Itching all over the body
Pain around the liver (on the right side of the abdomen, under the liver rib cage)
Jaundice (a condition which the skin and eyes color turn yellow)
Pale colored stool (grayish or clay colored)
People who are prone to Hepatitis B
Men or women, who have multiple sex partners, especially if they do not use protection like condoms.
People who have sex with partners with the infections
People who undergo dialysis for kidney disease
Children born from infected parents