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.

Contact us today at (408) 347-9001 to learn more about our San Jose Hepatitis B and C treatments.

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.

What Are Some of the Signs of Hepatitis B and C?

The signs and symptoms of both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can include the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Treatment for Hepatitis B & C

San Jose Gastroenterology employs comprehensive treatment strategies for patients with hepatitis B and C, tailored to each individual's specific condition. Our approach may include:

  • Medical Management: We offer effective antiviral medications and immunomodulatory therapies to suppress viral replication and support the immune system in fighting the infection.

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Our team emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and certain medications that may exacerbate liver damage.

  • Regular Monitoring: We provide regular follow-up appointments and monitoring to assess the progression of the disease, liver function, and the effectiveness of the treatment plan.

At San Jose Gastroenterology, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to help patients manage and improve their overall liver health and quality of life.

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.

Call our team at (408) 347-9001 or fill out our online form today to find the right Hepatitis B or C treatment in San Jose.

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How We Stand Out

  • Providing Quality Care Since 2005
  • Four Convenient Locations Throughout San Jose
  • Nationally & Internationally Recognized Research
  • Advanced, In-Patient Treatments
  • Compassionate, First-Rate Care

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