My friend found hepatitis B +ve 2 mnths back but he is not having any symptom of the disease & not taking any medicine. so, what should he do? plz suggest! now what will be the possible condition of his health?
Hepatitis B infections may be acute or chronic.
Acute hepatitis B is the 3 - 6 month period after becoming infected.
The acute illness usually goes away after 2 - 3 weeks. The liver usually returns to normal within 4 - 6 months in almost all patients who are infected.
Some people go on to develop chronic hepatitis.
Chronic hepatitis B is when the hepatitis B virus remains in a person's body. These people are considered to be carriers of hepatitis B, even if they do not have any symptoms.
Many people who have chronic hepatitis B have few or no symptoms. They may not even look sick. However, they can still spread the virus to other people.
Most of the damage from the hepatitis B virus is due to the body's response to the infection. When the body's immune system detects the infection, it sends out special cells to fight it off. However, these disease-fighting cells can lead to liver inflammation.
Unless your friend starts feeling unwell there is little you can do.
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