Hepatitis is a viral disease. It can be mild to severe illness. With hepatitis A mostly people recover fully. Hepatitis A (HAV) is spread through contaminated food, water, and contact with an infectious person.
What is it?
Viral hepatitis disease is an inflammation of the liver by any heterogeneous group of hepatotropic viruses.
Hepatitis is occurring as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue. Several types of hepatitis, including types A, B, C, D, E, and G. Hepatitis A, B, and C, are several common types of hepatitis.
- The liver purifies our blood by converting harmful chemicals into harmless ones.
- The liver mainly produces good and vital substances like protein for our health.
- Our liver stores fats, sugars, and vitamins until the body needs them.
Due to inflammation in the liver, it cannot function well, and it brings symptoms and problems associated with hepatitis.
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Table of Contents
Five types of viral hepatitis
A different virus is responsible for each virally transmitted hepatitis.
Hepatitis is spread due to virus infection. Hepatitis A is spread through the consumption of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person.
Having sex with an infected partner and injecting drugs increases your risk of hepatitis B.
Hepatitis D (HVD) is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis D virus, called data hepatitis. Hepatitis D can be transmitted through direct contact with infected blood.
Hepatitis E is a waterborne disease and is caused by the hepatitis E virus. Hepatitis E is more common in areas with poor sanitation.
Causes of hepatitis
Symptoms of hepatitis
History and physical exam
Diagnose your hepatitis first. Your doctor takes your history to determine the risk factor you may have for infectious or noninfectious hepatitis.
The doctor may press down on your abdomen to see if there’s pain or tenderness in physical examination. Your doctor also checks your liver is enlarged.
Other blood tests
The doctor will ask you to get a blood test done to find out the source of your problem.
Treatment for viral hepatitis
Treatments for chronic and acute hepatitis are different. Acute hepatitis involves relieving, resting, symptoms, and adequate intake of fluids, and treatment of chronic hepatitis involves medications.
People with chronic hepatitis should stop consuming alcohol and cigarettes as it is more likely to cause liver damage.
There are some medications for chronic hepatitis:
- Oral daclatasvi
- Simeprevir + Sofosbuvir
- Daclatasvir + Sofosbuvir
- Oral entecavir (Baraclude)
Prevention of hepatitis
A blood test can identify it. Apart from this, all types of hepatitis are also tested through liver function tests and ultrasound. After the test report is positive, should start treatment immediately on the advice of the doctor. Must check it during pregnancy. If there are any symptoms, they should consult the doctor without delay.
- Take care of the cleanliness around you, and pregnant women should take special care in this matter.
- Get children vaccinated. Its vaccines are now available for adults as well.
- Avoid foods with excess ghee oil and chili spices.
- Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol.
- On seeing the symptoms, quit the habit of taking medicine on your own.
- After birth, get the hepatitis vaccine administered under the doctor’s supervision.
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Complications of hepatitis
Related hepatitis C some complications are:
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