Hepatitis B and C Treatment in San Jose
What Is the Difference Between Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis is a virus that means “inflammation of the liver”, and if left untreated, can lead to advanced liver disease and cancer. Hepatitis affects millions of people in the US and can be transmitted through blood or other bodily fluids. The two most prevalent forms are Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluids, like blood, saliva, semen, and breast milk—while Hepatitis C is spread only through blood, making activities like sharing drug paraphernalia and using nonsterile tattoo, piercing, and medical equipment, high-risk. Both Hepatitis B and C can be asymptomatic. In fact, nearly half of all people who are infected with HCV are not aware of it.
To minimize the impact of this disease, San Jose Gastroenterology offers state-of-the-art Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing, diagnosis, and treatment. In addition to providing innovative Hepatitis B suppression treatment, we are able to offer patients in San Jose a complete cure with well-tolerated short-term oral medication.
Accurate Hepatitis Testing & Diagnosis in San Jose
To ensure you receive treatment as soon as possible, we offer expert Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing and diagnosis. We start by performing a thorough physical exam to look for symptoms and ask you questions about your medical history and current health. We will also ask about whether or not you’ve noticed an increase in fatigue, weakness, or loss of appetite.
Our team will also take a small amount of blood to test for signs of viral infection, and if signs are present, we might recommend a variety of blood tests to determine the type of Hepatitis present, the severity of the infection, whether it is active or dormant, level of contagious, and evaluate your liver’s function.
San Jose Gastroenterology Provides Effective & Compassionate Hepatitis Treatment
Cutting-edge medical treatment has enabled physicians to treat Hepatitis more effectively than ever before. While previous treatments used to require extensive methods, such as weekly injections, thanks to innovations in medical technology, chronic Hepatitis C can now be cured with oral medications taken daily in as little as 2 to 3 months.
At San Jose Gastroenterology, our goal is to help you discover the treatment options available to you, so you can make the most informed decisions about your health. Our team is proud to provide our community with Hepatitis testing, diagnosis, and treatment solutions.
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