Hepatitis B Version 4.1
The following documents related to hepatitis B have been elaborated for informative purpose only. They have been written by Stuart Millinship. This report has not been written by the Health On the Net Foundation's team and the Foundation is not responsible for the content of the Hepatitis B report.



Disclaimer
Foreword
 Where to get this document.
 Corrections & Feedback
 History
Introduction
 What is Hepatitis
 Types Of Viral Hepatitis
  Hepatitis A- Infectious Hepatitis
  How is hepatitis A transmitted
  What happens when infected with Hepatitis A
  Prevention
  Hepatitis B - Serum Hepatitis
  How is hepatitis B transmitted
  What happens when infected with Hepatitis B
  Prevention
  Hepatitis C - Non A - Non B hepatitis
  How is hepatitis C transmitted
  What happens when infected with Hepatitis C
  Prevention
  Hepatitis D
  Hepatitis E
  Hepatitis F
  Hepatitis G
Hepatitis B virology and Immunology
 The Hepatitis B Virus
 How the virus reproduces
 Hepatitis B Antigens
  Hepatitis B DNA
  Hepatitis B DNA polymerase.
  Hepatitis B Core protein (HBcAg)
  Hepatitis B Surface protein(s) (HBsAg or 's' antigen)
  HBe Protein. (HBeAg or 'e' antigen)
  HBx Protein.
 How the human body responds to infection
  Antibodies to HBc (HBcAb, Anti-HBc)
  ALT (alanine aminotransferase) and AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
  Interferon.
  Antibodies to HBe protein (HBeAb)
  Antibodies to HBs protein (HBsAb)
 Acute Hepatitis B Infection
  What happens when Initially infected
  Symptoms
  Treatment
  Prognosis
 Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
  How does chronic Hepatitis B Develop
  Symptoms
  Treatment
  Prognosis
Medical Tests and Procedures.
 Liver Biopsy
  What Is A Liver Biopsy?
  What Are The Different Ways Liver Biopsy Can Be Performed?
  When Is A Liver Biopsy Used?
  What Are The Dangers Of Liver Biopsy?
  Are There Alternatives To Liver Biopsy?
  Do Liver Biopsies Ever Need To Be Repeated?
  Biopsy results
  What do I need to do if I'm having a biopsy
 Liver Function Tests (LFT’s)
  ALT or SGPT
  AST
  Bilirubin
  GGT (Gamma glutamyltransferase)
  Serum Albumin
  Prothombin time
 PCR
  Qualitative PCR
  Quantitative PCR
Treatment
 Acute Hepatitis B
 Fulminant Hepatitis B
 Chronic Hepatitis B
Interferon
 What is Interferon?
 What is the recommended course of treatment
 How successful is Interferon for Hepatitis B
 What happens if I decide to take Interferon
 What are the side effects of Interferon. (Intron-A)
 Should I take interferon?
 What if I do not respond to interferon
  Another course of Interferon
  Prednistolone Priming
  Continued use of interferon
Other Drugs
 Introduction
 Acylovir
 Adenene Arabinoside (ara-AMP)
 Adefovir Dipivoxil (GS 890)
 Antibody Therapy
 Colchicine
 ddI
 Famciclovir
 Fialuridine
 Foscarnet (trisodium phosphonoformate)
 Gancilovir
 Granulocyte Macrophage colony-stimulating factor
 Interferon Beta
 Interferon Gamma
 Interlukin-2
 Interleukin-12
 Isoprinosine
 Lamivudine or 3TC
 Levamizole
 N-Acetyl-Cystine (NAC)
 PC1323
 Polyadencyclic polyuridylic acid
 Reticulose
 T cell vaccine
 Theradigm-HBV
 Thymosin Alpha (Zadaxin)
 Thymopentin
 Vaccine Therapy
Complementary Medicine
 Introduction
 Artichoke(Cynara Scolymus, Caffeic Acid)
 Dandelion Root
 Kombucha Tea
 Liquorice root
 Milk Thistle (Silymarin, blessed thistle, Chardon Marie)
 Phylanthus Amarus/Nituri/Nirruri
 Reishi Mushrooms
 Schizandra
 Thymus Extracts
 Tumeric (Curcumin)
 Vitamin E and Selenium
 Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)
 N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
Drugs and Hepatitis
 Introduction
 Over The Counter (OTC) Drugs
  Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Tylenol)
  Aspirin
  Ibuprofen. (Neurophen, Advil)
  Codine & Dihydrocodine
  Anti-Histamines
  Cough Mixtures
  Indigestion Tablets
 Recreational Drugs
  Alcohol
  Amphetamine, (Speed, Wizz) & Methamphetamin (Crystal, Crank)
  Caffeine (Coffee, Tea, Cola's, Some OTC Painkillers...)
  Cocaine (Charlie, Crack)
  Heroin (Smack, Shit)
  L.S.D (Acid, Trips)
  Marijuana (Dope, Shit, Mary Jane)
  MDMA (Ecstasy, "E" or "X")
  Nicotine
Other Hepatitis B Information
 Co-infection with other viruses
  The Hepatitis D Virus
  The Hepatitis C Virus
  HIV
  Non "e" antigen hepatitis B
  Relapse
 Liver Cancer (HepatoCellular Carcinoma or HCC)
 Living with Hepatitis B
  Facts for the Hepatitis B Carrier
  What You Can Do to Take Care of Yourself
  What You Can Do to Protect Others
 Obtaining Herbs and Amino Acids via NHS prescription
Appendixes
 The Liver
 Cirrhosis
  What Are the Major Causes of Cirrhosis?
  What Are the Symptoms of Cirrhosis?
  How Is Cirrhosis Diagnosed?
  What Are the Treatments Options for Cirrhosis?

 

 

 

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