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Viral hepatitis B treatment

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted through blood or sexual contact.

What is viral hepatitis B?

It is a virus which affects the liver.   

Viral hepatitis B is an emerging problem in the developed countries as the world becomes smaller with increasingly affordable air travel and migration.

How is hepatitis B transmitted?

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted through blood or sexual contact. In individuals with no prior exposure to Hepatitis B, it is a preventable condition with a course of vaccination. Chronic hepatitis B, after exposure, requires lifelong monitoring and anti-viral treatment in selected cases.

The stages and treatment of hepatitis B

There are two stages of hepatitis B: acute and chronic. 

Acute hepatitis B usually lasts between one and three months. Treatment is often painkillers only. The infection will usually cure itself without little medical intervention required.

Chronic hepatitis B is rarer, and occurs when the infection remains for six months or longer. This can result in more serious health issues. These include liver inflammation, cirrhosis and in some rare cases liver cancer. Treatment for chronic hepatitis depends on the severity of the infection. 

What are common symptoms?

Hepatitis B typically does not have many symptoms during acute infection stage.

However, if the virus progresses to chronic stage, several symptoms can occur.

These include:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pains

Specialists Offering Viral hepatitis B treatment

Prof Aftab Ala

Consultant Gastroenterologist Endoscopist & Hepatologist

MB BS, FRCP, MD, PhD, CCST (Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine)

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Dr Yasseen Al-Nae'Eb

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBchB, MRCP (UK), MRCP Gastroenterology

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Dr Bob Grover

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP, PhD

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Vinod Audimoolam

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

MBBS, MRCP, CCT Gastroenterology

BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Dr Muhammad Nadeem Iftikhar

Consultant Gastroenterologist and clinical lead for hepatology

MBBS, MRCP, FEBGH, FRCP-London

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Dr Ashis Mukhopadhya

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBBS, MD, DM (Gastro), DNB (Gastro) FRCPE

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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