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Heartburn Medicines - Hepatitis B Testing

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Heartburn Medicines to Hepatitis B Testing. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Heartburn Medicines
    Antacids and H2 blockers are examples of medicines used to treat heartburn. This eMedTV selection gives a brief introduction to these and other heartburn drugs and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Heartburn or Angina Symptoms?
    Knowing the difference between heartburn or angina symptoms can help you better handle the situation. This eMedTV resource lists signs and symptoms for both conditions and also explains how they differ from symptoms that may indicate a heart attack.
  • Heartburn or Heart Attack?
    If you have chest pain, you may wonder if you're having heartburn or heart attack symptoms. This eMedTV Web page talks about the differences between these two conditions and explains what to do if you're not sure about which one you're experiencing.
  • Heartburn Symptoms
    One of the most common heartburn symptoms is chest pain, as this eMedTV article explains. The discomfort usually starts in the middle of the chest and can move up through the throat. This article also compares symptoms of heartburn with GERD symptoms.
  • Heartburn Treatment
    Heartburn treatment typically begins with diet and lifestyle changes. As this eMedTV article explains, medication can be taken if the patient does not find relief through things like reducing stress and avoiding trigger foods.
  • Heartburn Vs. Angina
    Because the symptoms of heartburn vs. angina are so similar, it can be difficult to tell them apart. As this eMedTV resource explains, both conditions can cause pain in the middle of the chest. However, angina can also cause nausea and fatigue.
  • Heatache
    As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, headaches can occur when certain triggers affect specific nerves. This page also describes how your healthcare provider may diagnose your headache. Heatache is a common misspelling of headaches.
  • Heather
    Available by prescription, Heather is a progestin-only birth control pill. This eMedTV article explains how the pill works and offers a more in-depth look at its effects, safety warnings, dosing information, and potential side effects.
  • Heather Birth Control Information
    Heather is a prescription birth control pill that contains only progestin. This eMedTV resource provides more information on this form of birth control, explaining Heather's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and general safety precautions.
  • Heather Dosage
    When using Heather, take one pill every day, at the same time each day. As this eMedTV page explains, your risk of pregnancy increases if you do not follow Heather dosing guidelines carefully. This page explains what to do if you miss any doses.
  • Heavy Bleeding During Late Pregnancy
    Heavy bleeding during late pregnancy is discussed in this video segment.
  • Hecoria
    Hecoria is a drug prescribed to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. This eMedTV Web selection presents an overview of this immunosuppressant, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Hecoria and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains that although the manufacturer warns against using Hecoria while breastfeeding, the drug has not been shown to cause significant problems in nursing infants. This article discusses the safety of nursing while on Hecoria.
  • Hecoria and Pregnancy
    Hecoria may cause problems if given to a pregnant woman. This selection from the eMedTV Web library addresses the issue of Hecoria's safety during pregnancy, and examines the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Hecoria Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV page, your dose of Hecoria will be calculated based on your age, weight, and various other factors. This article lists in-depth dosing guidelines for this anti-rejection drug, including helpful tips on when and how to take it.
  • Hecoria Medication Information
    People who have received a kidney or liver transplant may be given Hecoria to prevent organ rejection. This eMedTV segment offers some basic information on Hecoria, including how this medication works and how it is taken. It also links to more details.
  • Hecoria Overdose
    Taking an overdose of Hecoria may result in kidney problems, hives, or edema. This eMedTV Web page focuses on other possible complications that may occur when too much of this drug is taken, and also describes various ways to treat these problems.
  • Hecoria Side Effects
    If you are taking Hecoria, side effects may occur and can include insomnia, pain, and high blood pressure. This eMedTV page examines other reactions this drug might cause, including some dangerous problems that require immediate medical treatment.
  • Hedache
    Headaches can vary in the frequency of the pain, the location of the pain, and how long the pain lasts. This eMedTV page explores some of the differences between the various types of headaches. Hedache is a common misspelling of headaches.
  • Help for Autism Spectrum Disorder Children
    The key to getting help for autism spectrum disorder children often involves learning about special programs. This eMedTV article discusses programs that provide help for autism spectrum disorder children and offers tips for parents seeking help.
  • Help Your Baby Talk
    In general, most babies can learn their native language in less than two years. This eMedTV resource further discusses language learning development in babies, including information on ways to help your baby talk (such as singing, reading, and talking).
  • Help Your Body Absorb Calcium
    Getting enough calcium through your daily diet and supplements is a great start, but your body needs to absorb the calcium you consume for it to be useful. Calcium (in both food and supplements) is best absorbed in small amounts -- about 500 to 600 mg at a time. So, don't take all your calcium at once. Instead, break it up into small doses several times a day.
  • Helpful Resources (Following Liver Donation)
    As this clip explains, surrounding yourself with supportive people and good information can be very helpful as you recover from liver donation surgery.
  • Helpful Resources for Liver Donors
    Many helpful resources for liver donors are available to provide support throughout the surgery process. This eMedTV article offers a list of various support networks, such as organ donor Web sites, social workers, and support groups.
  • Helping Your Child Reach a Healthy Weight
    Planning family fun days and other activities can be a great way to start combating childhood obesity. This eMedTV page offers some fun and easy ideas on how to help your child reach a healthy weight and avoid serious problems from being overweight.
  • Hemachromatosis
    As this eMedTV page explains, hemochromatosis occurs when too much iron is absorbed by the body, causing high levels of iron in the organs. This page also covers possible treatment options. Hemachromatosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemachromotosis
    Hemochromatosis is a condition that causes an excess of iron to accumulate in the organs of the body. This eMedTV segment describes how these high iron levels can cause serious problems. Hemachromotosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemarroids
    Hemorrhoids are characterized by painful, swollen, and inflamed veins around the anus. This eMedTV resource covers the various causes and discusses treatment and prevention methods. Hemarroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemerhoids
    Hemorrhoids are characterized by swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. As this eMedTV article explains, they can develop either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. Hemerhoids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemerroid
    A hemorrhoid develops when blood vessels around the anus or lower rectum become swollen. As this eMedTV page explains, strained bowel movements, chronic diarrhea, or pregnancy can lead to hemorrhoids. Hemerroid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemerroid Treatment
    Creams, stool softeners, and fiber supplements can all be used to relieve hemorrhoids. This page of the eMedTV Web site also covers procedures used to treat this condition. Hemerroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemerroids
    Hemorrhoids are one of the most common colon disorders affecting both men and women. This page of the eMedTV archives briefly explains the condition, including common causes and symptoms. Hemerroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmaroids
    Hemorrhoids (swollen or inflamed veins) can develop inside or under the skin around the anus. This eMedTV page describes a common cause of hemorrhoids and links to additional information. Hemmaroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmeroid
    Hemorrhoids, a painful condition, occur when veins around the anus or lower rectum become inflamed. This eMedTV resource describes this condition in detail and explains a common cause. Hemmeroid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmeroids
    Straining to move stool and chronic constipation are among the things that can cause hemorrhoids. This eMedTV page explores this condition in detail, including who they affect and how to prevent them. Hemmeroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmorhoid
    Hemorrhoids, as this eMedTV article explains, are a colon condition often caused by straining during a bowel movement. This article also explains other causes of hemorrhoids and ways to prevent them. Hemmorhoid is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmorhoid Treatment
    Taking warm baths and increasing fluid and fiber intake are often the first steps in hemorrhoid treatment. This eMedTV Web page also discusses other treatments for hemorrhoids. Hemmorhoid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemmorhoids
    Hemorrhoids are a common problem that often involves rectal bleeding or blood in the stool. This eMedTV page outlines their causes, diagnosis, and prevention. Hemmorhoids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmoroid
    Hemorrhoids can be either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). As this eMedTV Web page explains, both types can often be prevented with exercise and a proper diet. Hemmoroid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmoroid Symptoms
    Hemorrhoid symptoms can range from painful swelling around the anus to blood-covered stool. As this eMedTV article explains, not everyone who has hemorrhoids will experience symptoms. Hemmoroid symptoms is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemmoroid Treatment
    Treating hemorrhoids may involve the use of cream and fiber supplements. As explained on this eMedTV page, treatment may also involve rubber band ligation. Hemmoroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemmoroids
    This eMedTV article describes how straining to move stool can make the veins around the anus or lower rectum inflamed and swollen, causing hemorrhoids. This page also discusses ways to prevent them. Hemmoroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmoroids Symptoms
    Hemorrhoid symptoms can range from blood-covered stool to painful swelling around the anus. This eMedTV article discusses these symptoms and provides a link to more information. Hemmoroids symptoms is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemmorrhoids
    Hemorrhoids occur when veins around the anus become inflamed and swollen. As this eMedTV page explains, they can result from straining to move stool, but also frequently occur during pregnancy. Hemmorrhoids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmroid
    Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. This eMedTV segment further explains hemorrhoids and their causes, and provides a link to more detailed information. Hemmroid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemmroid Treatment
    Stool softeners, fiber supplements, and warm baths may be among the first steps in hemorrhoid treatment. This eMedTV page also discusses surgery as a potential hemorrhoid treatment. Hemmroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemmroids
    Hemorrhoids occur when the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed. This eMedTV resource briefly describes this condition and offers a link to more in-depth information. Hemmroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemochromatosis
    Hemochromatosis is a disorder in which the intestines absorb too much iron. The information in this eMedTV Web page discusses the types, causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition and also provides links to more information.
  • Hemochromatosis and Who It Affects
    This eMedTV resource offers statistics on hemochromatosis and who it affects. Certain groups of people are more likely to develop the condition than others -- for example, Caucasian men -- but other ethnic groups are also affected.
  • Hemochromatosis Diagnosis
    With a hemochromatosis diagnosis, doctors often order blood tests to rule out other conditions. This part of the eMedTV site explains how this disease is diagnosed, including the process of ruling out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.
  • Hemochromatosis Diet
    The information in this eMedTV Web page offers tips for following a hemochromatosis diet (which should not replace regular treatment). Recommendations are made with regards to vitamin C supplementation, foods to avoid, and alcohol intake.
  • Hemochromatosis Disease
    As this eMedTV article explains, hemochromatosis is a disease that can ultimately result in organ failure if left untreated. Diagnosis, common symptoms, and treatment are discussed in this selection, and a link to more details is included.
  • Hemochromatosis Gene
    As this eMedTV page explains, if a child inherits a mutated hemochromatosis gene from each parent, he or she may develop the condition later in life. This page also explains how people who only have one mutated gene are usually silent carriers.
  • Hemochromatosis Research
    This eMedTV segment covers current areas of focus of hemochromatosis research: genetic mutations and the role of iron in organ damage. The goals of this research are to find more effective treatments and to answer questions about the disease.
  • Hemochromatosis Screening
    Anyone who has a close relative with hemochromatosis should consider being screened for the gene. This eMedTV page explains why these people should have a screening for hemochromatosis and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of current tests.
  • Hemochromotosis
    This eMedTV page explores hemochromatosis, a condition that occurs when the intestines absorb more iron than they should. This page also describes possible symptoms and treatment options. Hemochromotosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemocromatose
    This eMedTV article offers a brief overview of hemochromatosis, a condition that causes high levels of iron in the organs of the body. This page also discusses possible treatment options. Hemocromatose is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemocromatosis
    As this eMedTV page discusses, hemochromatosis causes an excess of iron within the organs of the body, possibly resulting in organ failure. This page also offers a link to more information. Hemocromatosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemocromotosis
    As this eMedTV page discusses, hemochromatosis causes high iron levels in certain organs of the body, possibly causing serious damage to these organs. This page also links to more information. Hemocromotosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
  • Hemofilia
    Hemophilia is a rare condition in which the blood does not clot normally. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains what causes hemophilia and lists some of the signs and symptoms of this disease. Hemofilia is a common misspelling of hemophilia.
  • Hemofilie
    Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This eMedTV Web page further explores the cause of hemophilia and explains what treatments are available for the condition. Hemofilie is a common misspelling of hemophilia.
  • Hemophelia
    People with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, may experience internal bleeding. This eMedTV segment describes other problems associated with hemophilia and explains how the condition is treated. Hemophelia is a common misspelling of hemophilia.
  • Hemophilia
    An inherited blood disorder, hemophilia occurs when the blood does not clot normally. This eMedTV article provides an overview of hemophilia, including information about how it is diagnosed and treated, and offers links to additional information.
  • Hemophilia A
    Hemophilia A is the most common form of hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this condition, including an explanation of how it interferes with the normal clotting process.
  • Hemophilia B
    Hemophilia B is a disorder that involves a lack of clotting factor 9. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, how it affects blood's ability to clot, and treatment options.
  • Hemophilia Disease
    Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a defect in a particular gene. This eMedTV segment gives a brief overview of this disease, with information on common hemophilia symptoms and how the condition is typically treated.
  • Hemophilia Disorder
    This eMedTV Web page talks about hemophilia, a disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. Topics discussed in this article include causes, symptoms, and treatment. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Hemophilia Symptoms
    In cases of hemophilia, symptoms of the disease usually involve bleeding and bruising. This eMedTV page takes a look at the signs and symptoms of hemophilia, which can include unexplained nosebleeds, bleeding in the joints, and blood in the urine.
  • Hemophilia Treatment
    The most common type of hemophilia treatment is replacement therapy. As explained on this eMedTV page, replacement therapy involves replacing missing clotting factors. This article covers replacement therapy and other treatment options for this disease.
  • Hemophilia Treatment Risks
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, treatment for hemophilia may result in certain risks. Some of these hemophilia treatment risks include developing antibodies (which destroy the clotting factors) and getting a disease from human blood factor.
  • Hemophilla
    Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which a person's blood does not clot as it should. This part of the eMedTV archives briefly explores the causes and treatment of this rare condition. Hemophilla is a common misspelling of hemophilia.
  • Hemophillia
    Hemophilia is a disease that affects the way your blood clots. This article from the eMedTV site discusses the possible dangers of hemophilia and explores available treatment options. Hemophillia is a common misspelling of hemophilia.
  • Hemorhoid
    A common colon problem that is prevalent in both men and women is hemorrhoids. This eMedTV Web page discusses how common hemorrhoids are and offers a list of factors that may lead to the condition. Hemorhoid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemorhoids
    This segment of the eMedTV library offers a brief look at hemorrhoids -- a common colon condition that affects the veins in and around the anus and lower rectum. Hemorhoids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemoroid
    Hemorrhoids, as this eMedTV page explains, is a condition affecting the veins in and around the anus. They are most often caused by straining during a bowel movement, but can result from other causes. Hemoroid is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemoroid Symptoms
    This portion of the eMedTV library talks about hemorrhoid symptoms, which can include painful swelling around the anus and bright-red blood covering the stool. Hemoroid symptoms is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemoroid Treatment
    Hemorrhoid treatment often involves taking warm baths and using hemorrhoid cream to help ease symptoms. This eMedTV Web page provides information about several hemorrhoid treatments. Hemoroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemoroids
    Hemorrhoids are colon problems common in both men and women. This eMedTV article explains how they can be caused by straining to pass a stool, aging, and other things -- and also lists prevention tips. Hemoroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemoroids Treatment
    In the case of an internal hemorrhoid, treatment may involve rubber band ligation or infrared coagulation. This eMedTV article discusses these and other hemorrhoid treatments. Hemoroids treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
    When changes in dietary and bowel habits fail to improve symptoms of hemorrhoids, surgery may be an option. This eMedTV article describes several types of hemorrhoid surgery in detail, such as rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy.
  • Hemorrhoid Symptoms
    As this eMedTV resource explains, hemorrhoid symptoms are generally not dangerous or life-threatening. In most cases, they simply cause temporary discomfort or pain. This page provides a list of symptoms of both internal and external hemorrhoids.
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, hemorrhoid treatment may include taking tub baths several times a day and applying certain creams to the affected area. This page also discusses several less common treatment options, such as sclerotherapy.
  • Hemorrhoids
    Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus that often result from straining to move stool. This eMedTV segment discusses them in more detail, including information on their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, hemorrhoids often develop in pregnant women. However, there are several ways to treat (and in some cases, prevent) hemorrhoids during pregnancy. This page offers an in-depth look at symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Hemorroid
    Hemorrhoids are a common problem often related to constipation. This eMedTV resource briefly describes the condition, including causes, and offers a link to more information. Hemorroid is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemorroid Treatment
    Some of the treatment options for hemorrhoids may include rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, and surgery. This eMedTV resource looks at these and other methods of treatment. Hemorroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemorroids
    Roughly half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. This eMedTV page explains how hemorrhoids can occur both inside and around the anus and often involve rectal bleeding and blood in the stools. Hemorroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemorroids Treatment
    Hemorrhoid treatment may involve rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, or surgery. As explained in this eMedTV article, treating hemorrhoids may also involve stool softeners. Hemorroids treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemroid
    This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of hemorrhoids (swollen, inflamed veins around or inside the anus), with information on their causes, procedures a doctor may use to diagnose them, and more. Hemroid is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemroid Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, hemorrhoid symptoms are generally mild; they can include blood in the toilet bowl, painful swelling, and a hard lump around the anus. Hemroid symptoms is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemroid Treatment
    Relief from hemorrhoids can be obtained by adding fluids and fiber to the diet, creams, or surgery. This eMedTV page lists other methods for treating hemorrhoids, such as sclerotherapy. Hemroid treatment is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemroids
    As this eMedTV page explains, hemorrhoids are common colon problems in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed. This page also provides an overview of the condition. Hemroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hemroids and Treatment
    Hemorrhoid treatment may involve taking warm baths, getting more fiber, or even surgery. This eMedTV Web page offers a look at various treatment options for hemorrhoids. Hemroids and treatment is a common variation of hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Hemroids Symptoms
    Painful swelling around the anus and bright-red blood covering the stool are common symptoms of hemorrhoids. This eMedTV article lists several other possible symptoms that may occur. Hemroids symptoms is a common misspelling of hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemrroids
    This eMedTV page discusses hemorrhoids, which are common colon problems typically caused by straining to move stool. This page covers ways to prevent hemorrhoids and common symptoms like rectal bleeding. Hemrroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
  • Hep A Symptoms
    Possible signs and symptoms of hepatitis A (hep A) include fatigue and jaundice. However, as noted in this eMedTV Web page, many people with the disease exhibit no symptoms at all. This article lists many other potential symptoms.
  • Hep C Virus
    The hep C virus infects liver cells and uses them to make more copies of itself. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of the hep C virus, identifies its main subtypes, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Hepatatis C
    Many people with hepatitis C have no symptoms, even after many years. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the possible symptoms of this disease and explains how the hepatitis C virus is spread. Hepatatis C is a common misspelling of hepatitis C.
  • Hepatitas C
    Chronic hepatitis C is a condition that can lead to more and more liver damage over time. This eMedTV resource also describes acute hepatitis C and explains how the viral illness is transmitted. Hepatitas C is a common misspelling of hepatitis C.
  • Hepatitis
    This multimedia segment explains what hepatitis is, how it is contracted, treatment, and more.
  • Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at the condition, including transmission methods, the contagious period, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Hepatitis A Causes
    Hepatitis A develops after infection with the hepatitis A virus. There are no other hepatitis A causes. This eMedTV page explores the subject in more detail, including how the virus is transmitted and symptoms that hepatitis A causes.
  • Hepatitis A Cure
    Time is the only hepatitis A cure available at present. However, as this eMedTV page explains, avoiding infection by the virus in the first place is best. Tips for achieving this are provided, as is a brief discussion on how the virus is transmitted.
  • Hepatitis A Incubation Period
    The duration of the hepatitis A incubation period will depend on the number of virus particles consumed. As this eMedTV article explains, the average is 15 to 45 days. A discussion is also provided on how contagious a person is during this time.
  • Hepatitis A Information
    Are you looking for information on hepatitis A? This eMedTV resource provides some basic information on this liver disease, with details on how it is transmitted, possible symptoms, and treatment. A link to more details is also included.
  • Hepatitis A Signs and Symptoms
    Common signs and symptoms of hepatitis A include jaundice, dark urine, and fever. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides information about other possible signs of infection, and explains the likelihood of symptoms occurring.
  • Hepatitis A Symptoms
    Typical hepatitis A symptoms include jaundice, lack of appetite, and fever, but not everyone has them. This eMedTV page lists more signs and symptoms of hepatitis A and explains factors that affect whether symptoms appear.
  • Hepatitis A Transmission
    Hepatitis A transmission occurs when a person puts something in the mouth that is contaminated by the virus. This eMedTV article further explains how transmission occurs and offers common modes of transmission, such as sharing contaminated utensils.
  • Hepatitis A Treatment
    Most people with hepatitis A recover within a few months without any specific treatment. However, this eMedTV page lists self-care aspects of hepatitis A treatment that can help relieve symptoms, such as avoiding alcohol and getting plenty of rest.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
    The hepatitis A vaccine is given as a series of two injections and can protect a person for up to 20 years. This eMedTV page offers detailed information on who should and should not receive the vaccine. A sample vaccination schedule is also included.
  • Hepatitis A Vacination
    The hepatitis A vaccine, as this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, consists of two shots given several months apart, and it lasts for about 20 years. Hepatitis A vacination is a common misspelling and variation of hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Hepatitis A Virus
    The hepatitis A virus is an RNA virus that causes hepatitis A in humans. As this eMedTV page explains, the virus is often transmitted through a "fecal-oral route." Possible symptoms and the likelihood of contracting the disease are also discussed.
  • Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by a virus. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at this form of hepatitis, including how it is spread, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Hepatitis B Causes
    Hepatitis B develops after infection with the hepatitis B virus. There are no other hepatitis B causes. This eMedTV article describes some of the ways in which this virus can be transmitted, such as through sharing drug needles.
  • Hepatitis B Diet
    It is important that people with hepatitis B eat healthy foods and not become overweight. This eMedTV Web page outlines other elements of a hepatitis B diet, including considerations for those taking hepatitis B medicines and those with cirrhosis.
  • Hepatitis B Incubation Period
    This eMedTV Web page defines the hepatitis B incubation period (or the time between hepatitis B transmission and the start of symptoms). This page discusses how this incubation period can vary and how long a person with hepatitis B may be contagious.
  • Hepatitis B Prevention
    The best way to prevent hepatitis B is to get the hepatitis B vaccine and avoid high-risk behaviors. This eMedTV page offers some tips for effective hepatitis B prevention, such as never having unprotected sex if you have multiple sex partners.
  • Hepatitis B Statistics
    Hepatitis B statistics show that 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B. This eMedTV article lists other hepatitis B statistics that can provide a better understanding of this disease.
  • Hepatitis B Symptoms
    Joint pain, fatigue, and a sore throat are a few hepatitis B symptoms that can occur early in the disease. This eMedTV Web page also explores symptoms of chronic hepatitis B (such as itchy skin and personality changes).
  • Hepatitis B Testing
    This eMedTV article describes some specific tests that a doctor may use to diagnose hepatitis B and what positive results mean for some of these tests. This article also discusses the different hepatitis B antibodies.
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