Some quick Hepatitis B facts
1. Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It has two types --- acute Hepatitis B and chronic Hepatitis B.
2. Acute Hepatitis B is a short-term infection, while chronic Hepatitis B is a long-term affliction that can cause great damage and harm to the liver. Infants and young kids who contract the virus are very prone to developing chronic Hepatitis B.
3. There are different ways to transmit and spread Hepatitis B. One is by having unprotected sex with an infected person. Two is by sharing needles or syringes when injecting drugs. Three is by getting tattoos and piercings utilizing tools that were not sterilized. Four is by sharing personal items like toothbrushes and razors with an infected individual. Five is from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth.
4. Most cases of Hepatitis B do not trigger visible symptoms, but when signs do show up, there are usually the following: exhaustion, appetite loss, skin rashes, stomach pains, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and yellowing of the skin and/or eyes.
5. The best way to diagnose Hepatitis B is by undergoing a Hepatitis B test. This test requires a blood sample to be analyzed and examined.
6. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is by getting a Hepatitis B vaccine.
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