Hepatitis B is a common hepatitis infection that is caused by a virus. If not diagnosed and treated right away, it can lead to numerous severe complications.

Cirrhosis

This complication is also known as the scarring of the liver. One out of every five people suffering from chronic Hepatitis B is in danger of developing this problem years after the start of this disease.

The following are the common symptoms of cirrhosis:

  • weight loss
  • appetite loss
  • itchiness
  • tiredness
  • abdominal swelling
  • ankle swelling
  • pain around the liver

Liver cancer

1 out of 10 people who have been afflicted with cirrhosis due to chronic Hepatitis B is at risk for liver cancer.
The following are the typical symptoms of liver cancer:

  • jaundice
  • nausea and vomiting
  • weight loss

Others

Hepatitis B patients are also prone to suffering from anemia, kidney diseases, and inflammation of the blood vessels.

So, to avoid all these health issues, get tested for Hepatitis B right away to receive the appropriate treatment for it as soon as possible. Also, get a Hepatitis B vaccine to protect yourself from this infection.