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ABC of Hepatitis

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Dr Varun Gupta

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and may be caused by a viral infection. The most common types of viral hepatitis  are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

HEPATITIS A:

This is caused by Hepatitis A virus and is transmitted by contaminated food and water. Hepatitis A is an acute infection and usually self-limiting.

HEPATITIS B:

This is caused by Hepatitis B virus and is transmitted by contact with infected body fluids, blood and semen. If left untreated, Hepatitis B infection can cause severe liver damage( Cirrhosis) and also increase the risk of liver cancer.

HEPATITIS C:

This is caused by Hepatitis C virus and is also transmitted by contact with infected body fluids, blood and semen.

Symptoms

In many patients there are no symptoms and hepatitis can go undiagnosed. In some it can cause the following;

  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Diagnosis

Hepatitis is diagnosed by laboratory tests like complete blood count, liver function test and blood markers for Hepatitis A, B and C

5 Tips to Prevent Hepatitis

  • Vaccination: vaccines are available for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
  • Injection safety: using sterile syringes/needles
  • Practicing Safe Sex
  • Ensuring adequate hygiene and sanitation
  • Not sharing razors/ needles
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30 thoughts on “ABC of Hepatitis

  1. Nikhil gadekar

    Hepatic the word related with liver hepatitis is very dangerous for child so precaution is cure and drink boiled water in rainy seasons

  2. Andrea Bolyan

    I have hepetatis b since 12 year’s , no medication os recommend to me and they say its chronic …. I am 37 yrs and wanted to know if there is any injection or mediation that I can start to take ….

  3. Tarun Madani

    Its really a good information. I will definitely share this information in our group.

  4. Javed Patel

    I am hepatitis b patient is it curable and if not then what precautions should be taken

    1. Ashish Kumar

      Respected sir ,
      I’m also a Patient of HAV positive. I request u to please take Ayurvedic Medicine “Giloy Sat” of cure of HAV or HBV or HCV within a 15days you cant get unelectable achievement.

  5. H N DULA

    Hipatitis ABC can be fight back by timely diagnosis and by regular dose of prescribe medicne .