Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you've been diagnosed with hepatitis B infection, the following suggestions might help you cope:

  • Learn about hepatitis B. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a good place to start.
  • Stay connected to friends and family. You can't spread hepatitis B through casual contact, so don't cut yourself off from people who can offer support.
  • Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
  • Take care of your liver. Don't drink alcohol. Don't take prescription or over-the-counter drugs without consulting your doctor. Get tested for hepatitis A and C. Get vaccinated for hepatitis A if you haven't been exposed.
Aug. 29, 2014