Caused by the Hepatitis B virus, the Hepatitis B infection is one of the most common Hepatitis varieties nowadays. It is spread through sexual intercourse, exposure to infected blood, and sharing of drug paraphernalia, and tattooing and piercing equipment.
Once Hepatitis B strikes a person, it can trigger several symptoms that include diarrhea, appetite loss, malaise, headaches, fever, abdominal pains, joint pains, and muscle pains. In addition to that, vomiting and nausea may also be experienced.
It is also very common for Hepatitis B patients to have darker colored urine and/or clay colored stool. A patient's skin and mucuos membranes will suffer from jaundice or yellowing.
In chronic Hepatitis B cases, the following symptoms may be encountered: weight loss, fatigue, edema, exhaustion, bleeding, bruising, and inflammation of the liver, which results to the swelling of the abdomen. Fluid accumulation in that part of the body may also occur.
Everyone is advised to get tested for Hepatitis B once these symptoms are noticed so that the disease can be properly diagnosed.
Those that are positive for Hepatitis B should consult a doctor immediately to know what the best treatment plan for the infection is.
If testing and treatment are not done right away, various complications that can seriously damage the liver and other important bodily organs may pop up. To avoid them, early testing and treatment have to be done.