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Patients with Hepatitis B can still live normally

Patients with hepatitis B are certainly worried about their illness. Hearing a verdict that you suffer from chronic hepatitis B can be scary. But with the right actions, you can still live a normal life. Generally the body's immunity is able to completely eradicate the hepatitis B virus which can cause inflammation in the liver. However, some people's bodies are unable to do it, so the virus survives and develops into chronic hepatitis B. If not handled properly, chronic hepatitis B can cause long-term health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, to death. Although no drugs have been found to completely eradicate hepatitis B virus, there are now antiviral drugs such as peginterferon alfa-2a, lamivudine, adefovir, telbivudine, and entecavir, which can suppress viral activity thereby preventing the development of complications in the liver and transmission to others. Overcoming Disorders that Accompany Hepatitis It is undeniable, suffering from chronic…
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Why is hepatitis B spread so easily in Indonesia

The number of people with hepatitis B in Indonesia is still relatively high. At present, Indonesia is one of the countries with the most hepatitis sufferers, among 11 countries in Southeast Asia. Hepatitis B is a disease caused by a viral infection. The virus attacks the liver to cause acute and chronic diseases. Based on Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2017, as many as 7.1 percent of Indonesia's population is suspected of having hepatitis B. Modes of Transmission of Hepatitis B Everyone has the risk of contracting hepatitis B. This disease caused by the hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can be transmitted through blood, sperm, vaginal fluid, and saliva. There are two ways of transmitting hepatitis B. First, vertical spread, namely from mothers with hepatitis B virus to infants during labor. Second, horizontal spread through actions that allow the transfer of body fluids (blood or semen) from an infected person to the body of a healthy person. Some behaviors that…

Is it true that ovarian cysts disturb fertility

During this time circulating in the community, it is difficult to have offspring closely related to women diagnosed with cysts in their ovaries (ovarian cysts). Women who are difficult to have offspring are often associated with ovarian cysts. Is that right? This opinion is not always true. There are many types of ovarian cysts and some of them can affect your fertility, for example endometrioma cysts caused by endometriosis. Then there are also ovarian cysts caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This condition is characterized by the number of small cysts in the ovary. PCOS can also interfere with your menstrual cycle and hormone levels. Even so, the chance to get pregnant still exists if you have the two types of cysts above. But to get a pregnancy, proper handling is needed. In addition, there are also types of cysts that generally do not affect your fertility such as functional cysts, dermoid cysts, and cystadenomas cysts. Fertility will only be disturbed if this type o…

How to Select and Take Care of a Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are important for maintaining oral health, as well as general bodily health. Not all toothbrushes are right for everyone to use. There are many types, shapes and brands on the market. But which one is right? The following are some things that you can consider when choosing the right toothbrush. Size. Choose a toothbrush head with a narrow tip that allows movement of the bristles to reach the entire surface of the tooth to the very end. Make sure the handle is long enough to make it easier for you to move it. Replace immediately if the toothbrush head feels uncomfortable or is too big in your mouth. For children, choose a toothbrush that matches the age and size of the mouth. Types of bristle brushes. On the toothbrush label, often written the choice of soft, medium, or hard. Select which one? Depending on the strength you brush and the strength of your teeth. The tip of the bristle brush that is too rough / hard can damage the gums, roots, and protective layer of th…

Do not worry, this is how to overcome vaginal discharge

Many women are confused about how to deal with vaginal discharge properly. Because, although in fact most of the vaginal discharge is normal, but this condition often makes it uncomfortable and restless, especially if the vaginal discharge occurs repeatedly. Leucorrhoea is actually a normal and healthy thing because in the vaginal wall and cervix there are glands that produce fluid, as a form of body defense to maintain the health of female sex organs. Normal vaginal discharge is generally milky white or clear and odorless. Fluid levels will increase at certain times such as during breastfeeding, during sexual intercourse, and during or around menstruation. Proper vaginal discharge Normal vaginal discharge does not require special treatment. What needs to be maintained is so that vaginal discharge does not turn out to be abnormal. These changes can be caused by several things, such as bacterial vaginosis infection, antibiotic use, sexually transmitted infections, cervical cancer,…