Lifestyle changes can help you prevent further damage to your liver and prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Avoid ingesting anything that can cause additional liver damage, such as:
Talk to your doctor about vaccines that may be available to prevent other types of viral hepatitis.
Practicing proper hygiene techniques will help prevent the spread of infection. Do the following:
Viral hepatitis headquarters. National Prevention Information Network website. Available at: http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/hepatitis/index.asp. Updated February 11, 2014. Accessed February 13, 2014.
What I need to know about Hepatitis B. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hepb_ez/index.aspx. Updated December 19, 2012. Accessed February 13, 2014.
Last reviewed February 2014 by David L Horn, MD, FACP
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