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What are the methods of treating viral hepatitis

 The choice of a specialist doctor depends on the appropriate treatment for a patient with hepatitis C based on two main factors, namely the type of virus or the type of hepatitis C that the patient suffers from, and the second factor is the degree of damage to the liver as a result of infection with this virus, and based on the results of that, the specialist may prescribe Anti-virus medicines for such viruses in order to prevent them from multiplying and also to protect the liver from further damage. There are treatment options available according to the type of virus that causes hepatitis.


Hepatitis B treatment:

 In fact, the choice of a specialist doctor to treat cases of viral hepatitis B depends on the duration of infection with the virus, as cases of hepatitis B viruses are short-lived, so the person often does not need treatment, but it requires taking measures and measures to control the symptoms he suffers from, and as for cases of inflammation Chronic hepatitis B type, prescribing medications is important to control the virus and the patient's condition in general.


Preventive treatment for viral hepatitis B:

 After exposure to the virus in the event of exposure to hepatitis B virus and doubts whether the hepatitis B vaccine was taken before; The correct action in this case is to contact the doctor directly, because he may give an injection of antibodies to this virus, and this injection may clearly help in reducing the infection of hepatitis B, if it is taken within twelve hours of exposure. For the virus, this and the doctor gives the vaccine for hepatitis B; As the aforementioned immune injection does not protect against disease except for a short period, as for the vaccine, it protects against the virus in the long term.



Treatment for acute hepatitis B:

Where acute hepatitis B means that it is short-lived and the patient is cured alone without treatment, and such cases do not require a drug for the virus, but rather the person with this condition is recommended to take an abundant rest, in addition to the importance of obtaining adequate nutrition and abundant quantities of fluids to give The body has the ability to resist infection, and it is worth noting that in severe cases of hepatitis B, the doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs or the case may require hospitalization to reduce the appearance of complications.


Treating chronic hepatitis B infection:

 In the event that chronic viral hepatitis B infection is diagnosed, treatment is essential to limit liver damage and also to limit transmission of the infection to others, and the available treatment options include:

Antiviral drugs: These drugs help fight the virus and slow its ability to damage the liver, and it is worth noting that there is a large group of drugs that fall under this group, and the matter must be discussed with the doctor about choosing the most appropriate one for the situation, and examples of this group's drugs, Entecavir, telbivudine, adefovir, lamivudine, interferon alpha-2b, and this drug is given as an injection, and is used for women with chronic hepatitis B who are planning to become pregnant in the near future, as well as for non-adults who do not want to take treatments for long periods of time.


 Liver transplant:

This option is considered possible in cases where viral hepatitis causes severe liver damage, and the principle of transplantation is based on disposing of the sick liver of the concerned person, and transplanting healthy liver tissue in its place, and in fact it is possible to take a sample of healthy tissue from the liver of a healthy person to transfer this The portion is to the sick person, but most often, liver transplantation is done by taking healthy liver tissue from a deceased person.



Hepatitis C treatment:

As in cases of hepatitis B type; Hepatitis C treatment choice depends on the type of infection that the patient suffers from. As acute cases do not recommend specific treatment for them, but in the event that this infection develops into chronic inflammation, a range of treatment options are available to control the condition.


Factors on which hepatitis C treatment depends:

 The choice of the doctor who specializes in the appropriate treatment for patients with viral hepatitis C depends on a set of factors, including:

  1. The amount of virus present in the blood of an infected person The nature of the virus and its strain present in the person's body.
  2. The condition of the liver and as it developed into advanced stages, such as cirrhosis.
  3. The nature of health problems or other conditions that the concerned person suffers from. Previous response to any hepatitis C treatment if applied previously.


Treating acute hepatitis C

Unfortunately, most people with acute viral hepatitis C are not aware of their infection in the early stages of it, and therefore most of these patients do not receive treatment for acute viral hepatitis C, and as for individuals who are aware of their infection with the virus immediately after exposure, such as health care providers who They are subjected to pricking a needle carrying the blood of a person infected with the virus; The correct action in this case is to check infection with the virus and start treatment early, and the doctor may suffice in these cases to recommend the patient to take a large amount of rest, drink a lot of fluids, and be keen on eating healthy food, as well as the importance of abstaining from drinking alcohol, then The patient is advised to follow up the case with a specialist doctor. After a period of time, he may order a blood test to confirm that the body is free of the C or C virus.


Hepatitis E treatment:

As most cases of type E viral hepatitis resolve on their own within four or six weeks of the onset of symptoms, and in such cases it is recommended to take adequate rest, drink plenty of water, avoid drinking alcohol, and avoid taking any medication without consulting a doctor. This includes paracetamol, and for cases in which the patient suffers from a liver disease prior to infection with hepatitis E; Then your doctor may prescribe an antiviral known as ribavirin.

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