The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2 billion people worldwide have been infected with the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) with 350 million people carrying the active infection.
According to the figures compiled by the WHO, about 17.5% of infected people end up being chronic carriers of the virus, while the rest are able to fight it off. Whose immune system is able to control this infection depends heavily on the age it was contracted, which children being at the highest risk of chronic infection. 90% of infants who get HBV become chronic carriers, while only 10% of adults become chronic carriers.
Today, about 25% of adults who contracted HBV as children die of liver cancer or end-stage liver disease.
Hepatitis B is a huge problem in China and other parts of Asia, where up to 10% of the population are chronic carriers. Liver cancer cause by HBV infection is one of the top killers in this region.
Less than 1% of North Americans carry active HBV infections.
How Hepatitis B is Transmitted
Why so many people have been infected by Hepatitis B worldwide is because of the ease of transmission. It is estimated that HBV is 50 to 100 times more easily spread than HIV. HBV can…
Spread by contaminated blood, blood products, and transplants.
Spread sexually, by IV drug injection.
Be transmitted from mother to child at birth.
Pass from one person to another as a result of contact with blood, vaginal, or semenal fluids in healthcare settings as well as through household exposure.
Testing for Hepatitis B
Testing for Hepatitis B can be confusing, as there are a number of different tests. Test basics are:
HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen):
With this test, a positive result means that you currently have an HBV infection.
HBsAb (Hepatitis B Surface Antibody):
With this test, a positive result means that you have antibodies to HBV.
If you test positive for HBsAB and ALSO test positive for HBcAb, then you were once infected, but you have cleared the virus and you are now immune.
If you test positive for HBsAb, but negative for HBcAb you were vaccinated for HBV and are now protected.
HBcAb (Hepatitis B Core Antibody):
A positive result shows that you were once infected.
HBV DNA (Hepatitis B DNA):
A positive result means that you have a chronic HBV infection.
Hepatitis A Antibody Total:
A positive result shows that you have either been previously vaccinated or infected but have cleared the virus and you are now protected.
Hepatitis B: Alchemist Lab Remedies and Treatment
At Alchemist Lab, we provide a natural health care approach to the treatment of Hepatitis B. Our treatment regimen focuses on a few factors associated with the disease.
This includes prescribing an appropriate regimen of natural supplements and/or Chinese herbs, along with making suggestions about diet and lifestyle, accompanied by monitoring blood tests at intervals appropriate to each patient.
A major treatment approach is using antiviral herbs and supplements that have research showing them to be effective against HBV.
These antivirals are:
Jungle Brew Herbal Combination >> Our proprietary Dragon Heart formula containing Phyllanthus (chanca piedra).
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Powder >> Our proprietary Dragon Heart formula which works as effectively in the treatment of Hepatitis B as it does in the treatment of Hepatitis C.
Another big factor is that the danger with Hepatitis B is that it causes liver cancer much more readily than does Hepatitis C. In Hepatitis C cases a patient only gets elevated alpha-fetoprotein levels, which is a marker for liver cancer, when there is already Stage 3 or 4 liver damage. Hepatitis B, however, can jump into liver cancer from much earlier stages of liver damage.
To help the body ward off the potential for Hepatitis B to cause liver cancer, at Alchemist Lab we prescribe more of the cancer fighting remedies to Hep B patients. These are:
Red Clover Herbal Combination >> Our proprietary Dragon Heart formula.
Tian Qi >> Notoginseng Root
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Powder >> Also has cancer-fighting properties, but pure Coriolus is much stronger.
Hepatitis B Treatment Effectiveness
The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) was identified in the late 1960’s, twenty years before the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Many treatments for HBV were developed far earlier than those for HCV.
As a result, when we first started seeing Hepatitis C cases clinically there was very little information about how to treat it with natural medicine. In developing our approach to the treatment of Hep C we mainly studied the liver in general, liver poisoning, and how Hepatitis B was treated around the world.
Much of our approach to treating Hepatitis C came directly out of Hepatitis B research. Oxymatrine, LEM, and Phyllanthus (chanca piedra) are all Hepatitis B treatments that we adopted for treating Hepatitis C.
In addition, the natural treatment approaches we developed for Hepatitis work better for patients with Hepatitis B than for those with Hepatitis C. This is simply because Hepatitis B is easier to treat, as natural antivirals are more effective in knocking out HBV than HCV.