When someone is exposed to the hepatitis B virus (AM), there are two types of infections that can result – acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-term).
What Is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. “Hepa” refers to the liver and “titis” means inflammation. Hepatitis can be caused by toxins, drugs, too much alcohol, or a variety of viruses. Viruses that infect the liver are called hepatitis viruses. Each virus is unique and is identified by a letter of the alphabet, in the order of its discovery.
It is an established fact that stress can have a negative impact on both mind and body. People with hepatitis B often comment that a period of stress usually leads to a ‘flare-up’ of symptoms, especially fatigue.
Testing positive for hepatitis B can be scary, but there is information that can help you manage your health and well-being, and there is an online support group to help you understand this infection and the available treatments.