#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: What Is Hepatitis B?


Q: Please ma’am, I want to know the meaning of Hepatitis B, and the effect on someone and the treatment for it

A: Hepatitis refers to inflammation (a situation that causes swelling, redness, heat and pain of affected area) of the liver cells caused by a viral infection or damage to the liver as a result of drinking too much alcohol.

The liver is an organ in the body which is usually found on the right side of your abdomen, just under the rib cage. Its job is to ensure that toxins taken into the body are rendered harmless, food is digested properly and the nutrients available in it, properly absorbed.

There are different types of hepatitis and some of them will not cause serious problems while others will cause long lasting damage to the liver and could lead to cancer.

The symptoms of liver disease include yellowness of the…

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