|hepatitis B and alchohol
Nov 27, 2005
my husband has hepatitis B. can you tell me how much alchohol he can consume everyday.. he drinks 1 glass wine everyday. How do u get hepatitis B.. by sexual or by saliva also.
Response from Dr. McGovern
There is no clear answer to your question on what is a safe amount of alcohol to drink. I would be influenced by knowing how much liver disease he has. If he had severe disease or cirrhosis, I would say no alcohol. If he had mild to moderate hepatitis B, I would say one glass of wine a day is probably okay.
You should be vaccinated against hepatitis B if you have a partner with hepatitis B which can be transmitted sexually. Although hepatitis B is present in saliva, there is not good evidence that this is a route of transmission.
ALT out of range
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.