What is Hepatitis B virus Liver disease and Homoeopathy prevention methods

Hepatitis B is an infection of liver formally known as serum hepatitis hepatitis. Usually, it is an acute self limited infection, which may be either subclinical or symptomatic. In approximately 5 to 15% of cases. Infection may cause progressive liver disease including active hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Incidence & Prevalence: It is endemic throughout the world. In India carrier rate in general population is 5 to 7%.

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Agent: Hepatitis B virus is DNA virus, replicates in liver cells. It has three different antigens, surface antigen (HbsAg), a core antigen (HbcAg), and an “e” antigen (HbeAg).

Mode of transmission:

Incubation period: 45 to 180 days.

Prevention & control:

Primary: Vaccines available, 2 types, plasma derived & DNA yeast derived.

Immunization schedule

 

Homoeopathy prevention

  1. Health education about blood-safety, spread of disease
  2. Promotion of safe & hygienic practices and discouraging practice of unhygienic tattooing & circumcision.
  3. Encouraging voluntary blood donation
  4. Adequate sterilization of instruments.
  5. Advise to use barrier method of contraception & not to share razors & brushes with carriers.