Monday, 3 October 2016

Hepatitis B Awareness

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV).
One-third of the world population has been infected with HBV. 350 million people worldwide have chronic HBV infection. In Nigeria ,the prevalence is about 15-40% depending on the state involved.
The chronic form of the disease is said to be a silent killer (disease) because most people with chronic hepatitis B do not know that they have been infected.
1 in 4 people with chronic hepatitis B will die from liver cancer or liver failure.
Thus, effective education, screening, and vaccination are necessary to stop this silent hepatitis B epidemic.
It is said to be 100 times more infectious than HIV.

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY
This is marked on July 28th yearly
This focuses the individual, community groups, clinicians and other supporters to run awareness raising events.

NOTE
HBV is one of the varied causes of hepatitis which include other hepatotrophic viruses (A, C, D, E), EBV, CMV, Drugs (isoniazide, aldomet etc), alcohol amongst others,

SYMPTOMS
HBV damages the liver causing scarring and fibrosis and can lead to liver cancer.
Disease caused by HBV
 Acute hepatitis
 Fulminant hepatitis
 Chronic hepatitis
 Liver cirrhosis
 Liver cancer

ACUTE HEPATITIS B (infection within 6 months)
May have no symptoms, or may have mild flu-like symptoms, including fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, muscle and joint pain, and jaundice (yellow color skin or eyes).Most people recover uneventfully.

CHRONIC HEPATITIS B (infection longer than 6 months)
Usually do not have any symptoms (hence a silent disease) for as long as 20 to 30 years. Chronic hepatitis B may cause liver damage, liver failure, liver cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver cancer, and death.
Most people with chronic hepatitis B were infected at birth or during early childhood.


CIRRHOSIS/LIVER CANCER
This presents with abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, Leg swelling, weight loss, jaundice, bleeding, confusion, coma etc
They are usually very ill.

TRANSMISSION
Hepatitis B can be spread via blood, Fluid, vaginal fluid, or other body fluid, such as by
 Birth- Mother to child
 Unprotected sex heterosexual/homosexual(MSM)
 Sharing/use of contaminated needles(piercing,tatooing,acupuncture), syringes, razors, toothbrushes
 Needle stick injuries in healthcare settings
 Unsafe blood transfusion /organ transplant
 Direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person
NOTE
Hepatitis B CANNOT be spread by sharing utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing.

WHO IS AT RISK
 Infants born to infected mothers
 People who have unprotected sex with infected people
 Men who have sex with men (MSM)
 Injection-drug users who share contaminated needle, syringes, or other drug equipments with infected people
 Healthcare workers who are exposed to blood on the job
 Hemodialysis patients
 People born in or who travel to countries with high rates of hepatitis B.Countries in Asia, Pacific Islands, and in southern Africa all have greater than 8% of population infected with chronic hepatitis B.
 People with HIV

LAB TEST
 Blood test to detect the virus
 Liver biopsy
 Abdominal USS amongst others.

TREATMENT

Acute hepatitis B,
There is no specific treatment available, but people should be resting, have adequate nutrition and fluids, and may need to be hospitalized. (Symptomatic treatment).


Chronic hepatitis B
There are approved medications, but not everyone with chronic hepatitis B needs treatment. See your doctor.
Transplant is also a treatment modality.
You should also take care of your liver by avoid drinking alcohol and taking other medications that can further damage the liver including herbal medications.

Abdominal ultrasound scans 6 monthly – to monitor the development of liver cancer

PREVENTION
 Vaccination(Hepatitis B vaccine)
This is the most important method. It is indicated in all infants, children, and adults in high risk group.
3-4 shots administered over a 6month period
Newborn - birth, 1-2 month and 6 month
Adult - 0, 1-2 month and 6 month
 Safe sex-condom/abstinence/be faithful
 Avoid sharing sharps needles, toothbrushes etc
 Avoid alcohol, medications(including herbal) that could further damage the liver
 Prevent perinatal transmission by vaccinating babies at birth
 Bandage /cover all cuts /open wound
 Screening of blood and blood products.
 Use of PPE by healthcare workers-facemask,handgloves etc
 Eat vegetables/fruits in addition to normal CHO/Protein diet

HEPATITIS AND PREGNANCY
70-90% of infants born to HBV positive mothers will be infected.90% of infected infant become chronically infected.
Baby shots for hepatitis B if mother has hepatitis B.
At birth - Hepatitis B vaccine + HBIG
1-2 months - Hepatitis B vaccine
6 months - Hepatitis B vaccine

What do the baby shots do?
These shots help babies’ bodies make antibodies, which protect them from hepatitis B.When an adult or baby has antibodies for hepatitis B, this helps fight off the virus.
A few months after your baby gets H-BIG(hepatitis B immune globulin) and all 3 shots of HBV vaccine, the doctor will do a simple blood test. The test tells you if your baby is making antibodies.

What if my baby does not get these shots?
 Up to 9 out of 10 babies born to infected mothers will end up being carriers for the rest of their lives, if they do not get the shots.
 Babies who end up as carriers have a 1 out of 4 chance of dying from liver problems
 19 out of 20 babies who get the shots will be protected for life!
Can I breast-feed my baby if I have hepatitis B?
YES! If your baby gets a shot called H-BIG(Hepatitis immune globulin) and a shot of hepatitis B vaccine within 12 hours of birth, it is okay for you to start breast-feeding your baby right away. Be sure to take good care of your Tip areas to prevent cracking and bleeding.
REASSURANCE
It is not a death sentence,people may live a normal life and die of old age or unrelated cause.

10 comments:

  1. Special thanks to God almighty for using Dr,Aloma in curing my Hepatitis
    disease, I was having a Hepatitis and doctor told me that I have seven months to live, that
    news brought sadness into my life,
    I was depressed, don’t know what to do. One faithful day I saw a testimony
    on how a spell caster that is also known as a Herbal man cured a
    lady, who is called brown lillian, due to her testimony the man is a great
    man, quickly I copied his email:(dralomaherbscure@gmail.com) then I
    contacted him and he asked me not to bother
    myself that all my problems are over. I was happy to hear such words, he told me to
    buy some items, though I couldn’t find the items myself he asked me to send down
    the money to buy the items for me,
    faithfully I sent him the money he bought the items and prepared a cure
    for me. He told me that he is going to send the cure through courier delivery
    service, I paid to the courier delivery service, then, I got the cure, he instructed
    me on how I will take the cure. I took the cure and I was freed from the Hepatitis
    disease, I went for scanning, the Hepatitis was no longer there. I am very grateful
    for what he did for me. If you have any disease you can contact him via email:
    dralomaherbscure@gmail.com or call him +2348136507352,
    you will also get healed with your illness such as herpes,Hiv\Aid,low sperm count, tinnitus ringing ears.

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  2. I was hepatitis B carrier, and I found it out 3 years ago when I need some medical test for applying for a job. It scares me a lot, and I have been so hopeless since I heard it, I feel like I’m an outcast and different from others. I cry all night, I can’t think properly, I’m so down. Even my doctor advised that I cannot transmit the virus using same utensils, saliva, etc., except if I have sexual intercourse. I’m still sick, no one in my family has this disease. And I don’t know where I got it. I have taken blood tests many times and my liver is okay, and I never feel pain in my body, but I can’t sleep well every night since I have known my situation.I came on the internet to see if I will be able to get any Information as to curing this disease, on my search i saw various testimony about (Abumere herbal center) who cure Hepatitis and all manners of diseases,i contact them, and I got Hepatitis b medicine, after the period of days given to me by the MED LAB, i was completely cure, CONTACT THEM IF YOU ARE diagnosed OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS or any other sickness, email. abumereherbalcentre@gmail.com

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  3. It is no longer news that the Acquired immune deficiency syndrome /Human Immune Virus ( HEPATITIS B) is increasing by the day. The fear is that many people living with the sickness are scared of saying it because of the stigma that comes along with it.I am bold enough among many others to state that there is now a potent cure to this sickness but many are unaware of it. I discovered that I was infected with the virus 8yrs ago, after a medical check-up. My doctor told me and I was shocked, confused and felt like my world has crumbled. I was dying slowly due the announcement of my medical practitioner but he assured me that I could lead a normal life if I took my medications (as there was no medically known cure to HEPATITIS B). I went from churches to churches but soon found that my case needed urgent attention as I was growing lean due to fear of dying anytime soon. In a bid to looking for a lasting solution to my predicament, I sought for solutions from the voodoo world. I went online and searched for every powerful trad-medical practitioner that I could severe, cos I heard that the African Voodoo Priests had a cure to the HEPATITIS B syndrome. It was after a little time surfing the web that I came across one DR ADEYEMI (A powerful African Voodoo Priest), who offered to help me at a monetary fee. I had to comply as this was my final bus-stop to receiving a perfect healing. My last resolve was to take my life by myself, should this plan fail. Alas! it worked out well. He gave my some steps to follow and I meticulously carried out all his instructions.Last month, 20,May, 2016, to be precise, I went back to the hospital to conduct another test and to my amazement, the results showed that " I am NEGATIVE" You can free yourself of this (HEPATITIS B) virus by consulting this great African Voodoo Priest via this e-mail: ADEYEMIBELLO1990@GMAIL.COM OR CALL +2348107996445 He will help you

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  4. My life is beautiful because of you Mein Helfer.Lord Jesus into my life as a candlelight in the dark. You showed me the meaning of faith with your words. I know even when i cried all day thinking how to get well you weren’t sleeping you were dear for me.I contacted Dr. Bello herbal center lived in west Africa. A friend of mine here in Hamburg she’s from Africa too,She told me about Africa herbs but was nervous about it.I’m really scared when it come to African because i heard allot of fiend things about them due to my Christianity I pray to god for direction,I take the bold step and contact him on email then move to whatsapp he ask if I can come over for the treatment or want a delivery,I said i want to meet him I buy 2 ways ticket down to Africa to meet Dr. Bello,I went there and i was speechless Of people I saw there.Patent,Sick people Dr. Bello is a god sent to the world,I told my Pastor about what am into,Pastor Bill Scheer We have a wonderfully Real Battle With Spirit And Flesh.worship that same night,He pray for me and ask me to lead,I spent 2 weeks and 2 days in Africa in Dr. Bello Herbal Home,After the treatment He ask me to meet his nurse for HIV test when i did it was negative,I quietly ask my friend to take me to other nearby hospital when i got there it’s was negative.I was overwhelm with the result,But happy inside me.We went to Dr. Bello,I thank him but I explain to him I don’t have enough to show my appreciation he understand my situation but promise him to testify the good work of his.I thank god for my dear friend,Emma I know she might be reading this right now,I want to say thank you.And a big thanks to Dr. Bello Herbal Center.He Gave me his calendar which I place on my wall in my house Dr. Bello Can As Well Cure The Following Disease…Cancer,HIV,Herpes, Hepatitis B,Liver Inflammatory,Diabetics,You can contact him on email adeyemibello1990@gmail. com ,phone number.. +2348107996445 ..He’s nice Doc,Talk to him nicely.I’m sure he will listen to you as well..

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  5. My name is Evans from UK, i was diagnosed with Hepatitis B for 2years and i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn’t going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw Mr Peter post on how Dr Ere saved him from the VIRUS with herbal medicine i contacted Dr Ere on his email address dreremuselespell@yahoo.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me through courier service and told me how to use it,after 14days of usage I went to see the doctor for test ,then the result was negative,am the happiest man on earth now ,,contact Dr Ere on his email address dreremuselespell@yahoo.com today and get your cure.

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  6. Dr. Osagie God will continue to bless you more abundantly, for the good works you are doing in peoples life, I will keep on writng and posting testimonies about you on the Internet, I’m John Homles , I was a HIV patient, I saw a blog on how Dr. Osagie cured someone, I contacted him and also got my healing, kindly email him now on (drosagiesolutiontemple@gmail.com OR
    DROSAGIESOULTIONTEMPLE@YAHOO.COM ) or His Whatsapp number: +2347030465649...thank you my great DR
    Dr OSAGIE CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-
    HIV/AIDS
    HERPES
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  7. I have been suffering from (HEPATITIS B) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year, I had faith in God that I would be healed someday.This disease started to circulate all over my body and I have been taking treatment from my doctor, a few weeks ago I came on search on the Internet if I could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search I saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Herpes and Cancer) by this Man DR Ebhota and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so I wrote to DR Ebhota telling him about my (HEPATITIS B) he told me not to worry that I was going to be cured!! i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later I started experiencing changes all over me as DR Ebhota told me that I have cured, after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if I have been finally healed behold be cure,and it was true, So friends my advice is if you have such sickness or any deadly disease you can call him or whatsapp him true his mobile contact on,[ +2349035324155 ]or email him,[ drebhota123456@gmail.com ]him,sir i am indeed greatful for the help,i also promise to share his testimony for three years,i would have been no more if not him,i advise any one out there how need his herb to contact him for his help.

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  9. I have been suffering from (HEPATITIS B) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year, I had faith in God that I would be healed someday.This disease started to circulate all over my body and I have been taking treatment from my doctor, a few weeks ago I came on search on the Internet if I could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search I saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Herpes and Cancer) by this Man DR Ebhota and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so I wrote to DR Ebhota telling him about my (HEPATITIS B) he told me not to worry that I was going to be cured!! i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later I started experiencing changes all over me as DR Ebhota told me that I have cured, after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if I have been finally healed behold be cure,and it was true, So friends my advice is if you have such sickness or any deadly disease you can call him or whatsapp him true his mobile contact on,[ +2349035324155 ]or email him,[ drebhota123456@gmail.com ]him,sir i am indeed greatful for the help,i also promise to share his testimony for three years,i would have been no more if not him,i advise any one out there how need his herb to contact him for his help.

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