experience liver damage for many years.
The U.S. government has set a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.
Symptoms of Hepatitis B
Signs and symptoms of hepatitis B range from mild to severe. Some people, especially young children, may not have any symptoms.
If you experience symptoms, they will usually appear about one to four months after you’ve been infected. However, in some cases, you could see them as early as two weeks post-infection.
These are the most common signs of Hepatitis B:
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weakness and fatigue
- Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Hepatitis B: Some Natural Remedies
Because this virus spreads through contact with blood, semen or other body fluids from an infected person; the following are the biggest risk factors of developing Hepatitis B:
- Having unprotected sex with multiple sex partners or with someone who’s infected with HBV
- Share needles during IV drug use
- Are a man who has sex with other men
- Live with someone who has a chronic HBV infection
- Are an infant born to an infected mother
- Have a job that exposes you to human blood
- Travel to regions with high infection rates of HBV, such as Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and Eastern Europe
When to see a doctor
If you feel you have been exposed to Hepatitis B, you should contact your doctor immediately. Getting a preventative treatment can reduce your risk of infection if you receive the treatment within 24 hours of exposure to the virus. You should also contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms related to Hepatitis B.