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    Hepatitis B: Should I take antiviral medicine for chronic hepatitis B?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people who have a chronic hepatitis B viral infection decide on whether or not to take antiviral medicine by comparing the benefits, risks and side effects of both options.
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    Hepatitis B: Should I take antiviral medicine for chronic hepatitis B?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people who have a chronic hepatitis B viral infection decide on whether or not to take antiviral medicine by comparing the benefits, risks and side effects of both options.
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    Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adults: Final recommendation consumer fact sheet

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
    People at higher risk of hepatitis B should get screened: people who have not been vaccinated and whose parents come from a country where it is common, injection drug users, people living with HIV, people living with someone who has hepatitis B and men who have sex with men.
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    Acute liver failure

    Mayo Clinic
    Acute liver failure is a rare condition that occurs quickly and often in people without liver disease. If you or a loved one suddenly develop a yellowing of the skin or eyes, a swollen, tender abdomen, or an unusual change in personality or behaviour, seek medical help immediately. Treatments include medication or - if necessary - a liver transplant.
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    Liver disease

    Mayo Clinic
    There are many types of liver disease, which can be caused by genetics, viruses, obesity and alcohol abuse. Abdominal pain, a yellowing of the skin or eyes and chronic fatigue are all signs of liver disease. If left untreated, the damage to your organ can lead to liver failure. Speak to your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms of liver disease.
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    Hepatitis B: Should I Be Tested?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people decide on whether or not to have a blood test for hepatitis B or hepatitis C by comparing the benefits, risks and side effects of both options.
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    Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people suffering from gallstone attacks decide on whether or not to have surgery to remove the gallbladder by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.
  • Patient Decision Aid

    Hepatitis B: Should I Be Tested?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people decide on whether or not to have a blood test for hepatitis B or hepatitis C by comparing the benefits, risks and side effects of both options.
  • Patient Decision Aid

    Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people suffering from gallstone attacks decide on whether or not to have surgery to remove the gallbladder by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.
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    Hepatitis

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    Prevent hepatitis: wash your hands regularly, have safe sex and avoid sharing items that may touch blood. Some people with hepatitis do not show symptoms, but some include: fever, fatigue, jaundice, stomach pain and vomiting. There are hepatitis vaccines for Types A&B.
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    Hepatitis B: Get the facts

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    Hepatitis B can have no symptoms, but some symptoms include fatigue, dark urine, jaundice and vomiting. Protect yourself from hepatitis B: get vaccinated, avoid sharing drug equipment and personal items such as razors, and practice safe sex.
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    Hepatitis C: Get the facts

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    Hepatitis C usually has no symptoms, but some include fatigue, jaundice and dark urine. Prevent infection and avoid sharing personal items such as razors. If you have hepatitis C, don't donate blood, tissue, organs or semen.
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    Frequently asked questions about hepatitis C

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    Hepatitis C is a virus that you can get from blood to blood contact (eg. contaminated needles or unprotected sex). The course of disease is usually slow and infected people may not show symptoms for more than 20 years. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, stomach pain, joint pain, loss of appetite and nausea. Antiviral medications are often used to treat hepatitis C.

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