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How can hepatitis B be treated?

I'm 24yrs old, I went for a blood routine test and was detected as HbsAg positive but it was weakly positive and I had no pains at my chest as do for now at lift side of my chest. It was detected on October 2010 and since to date no medication has been take... Pls have long can it take for the body immune system to wipe out the virus if support with self medication, drug and avoidance of some bad habit of social life? Secondly, Is there any cure for hepatitisB virus either by drug or herbs that is medicinal plant? And how long can hepatitisB patients live on earth been estimated by statistics on hepatitisB? Finally how much does antiviral drugs for hepatitisB cost in terms of dollar currency? Hope to hear you, thanks.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
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Dr. Hanif warmly welcomes you!

Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I want to assure, I will take care all of your medical concerns.

Hepatitis B isn't that bad now a days. It has a good prognosis and your pharmacist can tell you actual cost of the treatment. As a physician I have to decide you either need a treatment in the first place or not.

You need proper investigations and follow up of the disease. For that consult a gastroenterologist for complete physical evaluation and diagnostic tests. These may include but not limited to some important blood work to see liver status and viral load, ultrasound right upper quadrant of abdomen, liver biopsy, liver fibrosis test. You need a follow up ultrasound every 6 month along with viral load and liver function tests.



Hope I answered all of your questions. In future, if you need further, detailed and quick assistance on any health issue, feel free to ask me a question by writing my name as a reference in the start of your question. I will get back to you right away. Have a wonderful time ahead.


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DR. MUHAMMAD HANIF
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