What is a Hepatitis B?
It is a contagious disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B Virus(HBV). The virus spreads from the intestines of an infected person to other parts of the body through direct contact with blood or other body fluids from an infected person. It causes inflammation and damage in the liver that can lead to serious illness and even death. The good news is that it is possible to prevent and treat hepatitis B with vaccination and other preventive measures.
Causes & Treatment
What causes of Hepatitis B?
People with HV infection usually have mild or no symptoms for a long time, but eventually develop jaundice and other symptoms. These symptoms can include fatigue, dark urine, joint pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, pale stools, and fever. In some people, symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization.