Recommendations for hepatitis recovery

Recommendations for hepatitis recovery
A complete recovery from hepatitis can be achieved depending on the type and extent of the disease if these guidelines are followed.

Hepatitis is one of the most common diseases that attack the liver. Along with fatty liver disease, it is one of the main conditions from which to protect our liver. However, if detected early and treated, a full hepatitis recovery can be achieved by following simple indications and the doctor’s recommendations.

To learn more about how the hepatitis recovery process works, first of all we must know that hepatitis does not have a specific cure and it depends on the type of hepatitis and the stage of development of the disease. 


Complete rest is usually sufficient to treat hepatitis A

For type A hepatitis, the patient usually requires only bed rest, although he or she may be admitted to the hospital, in contrast to types B and C. However, in all cases, dietary restriction is required, mainly eliminating alcohol, sugar, and fats from the diet to avoid causing further liver damage.

One of the ways to eliminate hepatitis C is through antiviral treatment, the results of which are visible after the fourth week of treatment when the viral load is no longer detectable. These days, the patient will notice a change in their energy levels and mood, so it is important to remain active in moderation and eat nutritious and healthy meals.

It is also recommended not to have sexual intercourse during this period.


Hepatitis B can be prevented by getting vaccinated against it

As we know, hepatitis B does not have a cure and most treatments are applied so that the patient does not transmit the disease to others. However, this type of hepatitis admits liver transplantation as an option and this is usually the most common method to treat it.

This treatment also requires eliminating alcohol and fats from the patient’s diet, as well as moderating physical activity.


Some centers also apply pulsed therapy to stimulate the healing and regeneration of the organ when it is in the recovery stage of hepatitis. This process is performed with specialized technology that sends electromagnetic pulses to the organ to improve its functions and prevent the disease from becoming chronic.

It is important to consult your doctor during the entire hepatitis recovery period to detect abnormalities, as these may be a sign of other diseases such as liver cancer or diabetes. If none of these are present and the patient improves, it means that the recovery is progressing successfully.

Verónica Guillén, redacción

Pasante de Contenidos Fundahígado América

Eugenia Jiménez Alvarez, revisión

Asistente a la coordinación Fundahigado América

Licenciada en Ciencias Biomédicas


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Giving Tuesday: Join and Provide Hope

In Latin America and the Caribbean, there are children fighting liver diseases without access to the medical care they deserve. At Fundahiagdo America, we provide hope to these children by training medical personnel to provide pediatric liver care in low-resource areas of the region.



Génesis is 3 years old and was born in Costa Rica with a congenital liver disease.


Elías is a young adolescent with an advanced liver disease.


Jin received a segment of his father´s liver in May 2015.