What disease does hepatitis B cause?
Hepatitis B is an infection of your liver.
It can cause scarring of the organ, liver failure, and cancer.
It can be fatal if it isn’t treated.
It’s spread when people come in contact with the blood, open sores, or body fluids of someone who has the hepatitis B virus.
What are the long term effects of hepatitis B?
Chronic hepatitis B can develop into a serious disease resulting in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death.
Can you live a long life with hepatitis B?
It can stay in the liver for a long time, possibly even a lifetime. Although those with chronic hepatitis B infection live with an increased risk of developing liver disease later in life, many should expect to live long and healthy lives.
Is hepatitis B curable or not?
There’s no cure for hepatitis B, but there are several treatments that can help with managing symptoms and reducing the risk of long-term health problems, such as cirrhosis. If you have hepatitis B, try to get in for a blood test every six months or so to monitor your viral load and liver health.