Living with Chronic Hepatitis B

If you have chronic Hepatitis B, how do you manage it?

  • Get into medical care with a medical provider that is experienced in managing and treating Hepatitis B. It is important to get regular evaluation of your liver health and for you to consider treatment options.
  • Keep your liver healthy: The less stress the liver has to deal with the better! You can keep your liver healthy by reducing or eliminating alcohol; eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy body weight.
    Consult with your medical provider before taking any herbal medicines, home remedies or over the counter medication.

NYC Patient Advocate Su Wang, MD

Is there treatment for Hepatitis B?

There is medical treatment for Hepatitis B. It is usually treated with anti-viral oral [pill] medications which must be taken on a regular time schedule on an ongoing basis. Treatment may slow the progression of liver disease.

If you have Hepatitis B: How do you prevent passing it along to others?

Make sure that others do not come into contact with your blood or sexual fluids. Cover cuts, sores, tears in the skin. Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes, razors, hair clippers, or sex toys. Do not let others use your medical or injection supplies, such as needles, syringes, diabetic finger-prick tests. Practice safer sex by using condoms.

How can you tell others that you have chronic Hepatitis B?

Please read the booklet How to Tell Others That You Have Chronic Hepatitis B
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