Informative Speech On Hepatitis B

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Opening: If you are having hepatitis B, you must know and understand about your disease. That helps you recover more quickly and prevent spreading the hepatitis B virus. Besides, it also help protect your family and partner. So, what should you know about it? Body: Will you recover from a hepatitis B infection? If you are an adults, your rate of recovering is higher. Infected adults will recover without any problems, but unfortunately, most infected babies and children will develop chronic hepatitis B infections. Following are the rates of recovering when have hepatitis B at 3 groups of ages.  Adults – 90% will get rid of the virus and recover without any problems; 10% will develop chronic hepatitis B.  Young Children – 40% will get rid of…show more content…
You should make an appointment with a hepatologist. This specialist will order blood tests and possibly a liver ultrasound to evaluate your hepatitis B status and the health of your liver. Most people chronically infected with hepatitis B can expect to live long, healthy lives. Once you are diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B, the virus may stay in your blood and liver for a lifetime. It is important to know that you can pass the virus along to others, even if you don’t feel sick. This is why it’s so important that you make sure that all close household contacts and sex partners are tested and vaccinated against hepatitis B. What advice for you to live with chronic hepatitis B? We strongly recommend avoiding alcohol, as it can be extremely harmful to a liver already infected with the hepatitis B virus. Additionally, you should avoid smoking for the same reason. You should be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any prescription, over the counter medication, or herbal remedies. Although there is no special diet for people who have chronic hepatitis B, a healthy, well-balanced diet that is low-fat and includes plenty of vegetables is recommended. You may want to avoid eating raw shellfish, since they can contain bacteria that are harmful to your
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