Current medications for hepatitis B can effectively control the virus and prevent further damage to the liver.
All persons with Hepatitis B should undergo regular medical follow-up. The purpose of which is to screen for liver cancer and any active liver inflammation. In general, most patients require a 6-monthly follow-up. During the follow-up, an ultrasound will help to detect any suspicious lesions of liver cancer. Early detection of liver cancer plays a vital role in effective cure.
Blood tests include liver function tests to detect any liver inflammation. Alpha fetoprotein is the blood marker for liver cancer. It can aid in the diagnosis of liver cancer.
Patients are advised to avoid alcohol and/or traditional medicines as these substances may cause additional liver damage.
Although a cure for hepatitis B is not yet available, we are actively engaged in various research studies to develop new generation of medications to eradicate the virus. You may discuss with your doctor if you are interested to find out more.