Hepatitis B is a severe infection that affects the liver. Although contained to the liver, over time it can come to damage other parts of the body. If it goes untreated it can result in liver scarring, liver failure, liver cancer and various other conditions such as anemia and kidney disease. In turn, these complications may lead to death. Because of this, it is critical to visit a Newport Beach gastroenterologist as soon as any unusual symptoms arise.
In order to treat Hepatitis B, Dr. Quist administers necessary vaccines that will fight off the infection. Attacking the virus as soon as possible after its potential contact is key to removing the symptoms and inducing any further complications to your body. In administering the necessary treatment for the infection, he will also caution against future forms of potential contact with the virus.
Just like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C also damages the liver, and many of the same symptoms are prevalent. If left untreated, further complications such as liver transplantation and liver cancer may arise. In turn, these complications give rise to others that may lead to death. Therefore, it is critical to set an appointment with Dr. Quist as soon as suspected symptoms arise.
In contrast to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C is unable to be prevented through a vaccine. In addition, Hepatitis B is spread by sexual contact while Hepatitis C is mainly spread through contact with the blood of an infected person.
Dr. Quist is ready to present a management plan for the virus and any symptoms it entails. Call the Newport Beach gastroenterologist now at (949) 565-4189!