Hepatitis B: causes, symptoms and treatment!

Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can be acute or chronic.

Causes of Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is spread through contact with the blood, semen, or other body fluids of an infected person. This can happen through:

  1. Sexual contact
  2. Sharing needles or syringes
  3. Contact with an infected mother’s blood during childbirth

Less common ways of transmission include:

  1. Contact with an open wound or cut that has blood from an infected person
    1. Sharing toothbrushes, razors, or other personal care items
    1. Receiving blood transfusions or organ transplants that were not screened for HBV

Symptoms of Hepatitis B:

The symptoms of hepatitis B can range from mild to severe. They usually appear 1 to 4 months after you’ve been infected, but some people may not have any symptoms at all.

The most common symptoms of hepatitis B include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Abdominal pain
  6. Dark urine
  7. Light-colored stools
  8. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Treatment of Hepatitis B:

There is no cure for hepatitis B, but there are treatments that can help manage the infection and prevent complications.

  • Acute hepatitis B: Most people with acute hepatitis B recover on their own without treatment. However, some people may need antiviral medication to help their body fight off the virus.
  • Chronic hepatitis B: There are several antiviral medications that can help control chronic hepatitis B and prevent liver damage. These medications are usually taken for life which actually never cure.
  • There is vaccine for Hepatitis B which can be given only when the lab test shows negative for Hepatitis B.

Homeopathic Treatment: There are about 100 medicines for treating Hepatitis B. Most prescribed medicines are – Acon, Ars, Bell, Bry, calc, Camph, Card-m, Cham, Calc, Chin, Hep, Hippoz, Kali-c, Lach, Lyc, Mag-m, Merc, Nat-m, Nat-S, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Phos, Podo, Psor, Shlph

Since homeopathy is a holistic and symptoms treatment, after analyzing the chief complaint, accompanying physical, emotional and mental symptoms and lifestyle of the patient and the homeopath will prescribe. A good homeopath must counsel the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

By drbenojirbd

Dr. Benojir is Director at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center. He is practicing Classing Homeopathy. He is trained by the world's best Homeopath Prof. George Vithoulkas and eminent Indian Homeopath Farokh J Master, MD, PhD. Dr. Benojir is practicing classical homeopathy since last 25 years. He consult patient in-person and online.

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