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Diagnosed with HBV. Blood tests done. Whats the reason?

Daignosed with hbv over a year ago. I m almost a vegetarian as I don t take meat or processed food However,I commenced taking milk thistle and dandelion herb 8wks ago. Below is the result of my my test: Alt is 60.6 Shoot is 36.6 Total cholesterol is 99 LdL is 44.8 Heamiglobin is low 13.3 Neutrophils low 29.9 Lymphocytes high 54.3 Monocytes high 14.4 Eosinophils is low 0.9
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Hi. Hepatitis B virus HBV is usually transmitted either through transfusion of infected blood, which may not be detected on routine serological testing in the early stages of infection of the donor, through sexual transmission in both homo/hetero- sexuals and through sharing of needles during iv drug abuse. The other way is by vertical transmission from mother to baby. So food is not a source of HBV infection. Even if you acquire HBV, most are cleared by the body in 6 months time, while some develop a chronic infection and that may lead to hepatitis or liver inflammation and liver damage. So get yourself tested for the following HBsAg, Anti-HBs, HBeAg, Anti-HBe. This will give an idea of the status of the infection whether cleared or active and replicating. Thank you.
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