Make Healthy Life Choices
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help keep you and your liver healthy!
- Avoid alcohol — chronic hepatitis B and alcohol are a dangerous mixture. Studies have shown that even small amounts of alcohol can damage an already weakened liver.
- Avoid smoking and illegal drug use.
- Eat a balanced diet — Although there is no diet specific for chronic hepatitis B, studies show that eating green and yellow vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) is good for the liver. The American Cancer Society’s diet, which includes low fat, low cholesterol, and high fiber food is beneficial as well. Shellfish is generally not recommended for anyone with hepatitis B because of the risk of eating contaminated shellfish.