At Austin Gastroenterology, our team is proud to provide you with diagnosis and treatment utilizing state-of-the-art technology. These tools help our teams render advanced services, more brief appointment types, and better outcomes compared to more traditional techniques. By offering liver elastography (FibroScan) to Austin, TX individuals, we are able to look after their liver health and detect and oversee a number of diseases affecting the liver. To obtain more details about the ways ... [Read More]
Honoring Liver Disease Awareness Month
As the air temperature starts to cool and your thoughts turn toward pumpkin spice, it is also critical to focus our attention on our health, including one of the most important and integral portions of the body - the liver. The liver is responsible for facilitating digestion, transforming food into energy, and filtering out toxic particles from our bodies to help us remain in good health. As a whole, the liver is a vital organ that is responsible for a number of tasks to help us enjoy a ... [Read More]
When to Start and How Long is Hepatitis B Treatment?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. It can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, and cancer. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood or other bodily fluids from an infected person. Hepatitis B is usually prevented through vaccination. However, if you are diagnosed with it, the doctor’s treatment recommendation will vary depending on the type of hepatitis B infection you have. Hepatitis B is either acute or chronic. Acute ... [Read More]
Treatments for Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a serious but vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus is commonly transmitted through unprotected sexual contact or sharing of needles. Symptoms of hepatitis B include abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), and unexplained fatigue. The incubation period for hepatitis B is between 60 and 150 days, and many patients with the disease do not feel any of the symptoms unless it progresses. If ... [Read More]
What Causes Hepatitis B?
There are approximately 1.2 million people in the United States who have hepatitis B, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a division of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). This is a type of liver infection that is caused by the hepatitis B virus, or HBV. There are two main types of hepatitis B: acute and chronic. If you have acute hepatitis B, you should be able to recover from the disease within about six months; however, it can become chronic. ... [Read More]