Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. The main function of the liver is to filter toxins and chemicals from the blood. It converts the proteins and sugar into the useful substances, stores them and release them whenever, the body requires. It is most commonly caused due to the group of viruses that attack the liver.
Types Of Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, C is common
HEPATITIS A (HAV)
It is a mild form of acute hepatitis. It is caused by the HAV and spread through the contaminated food and water. Anal-oral contact during sex can also be the cause. In rare cases, it can cause acute liver failure.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF THE HEPATITIS A ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Nausea and vomiting
Low grade fever
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain and discomfort
Clay colored bowel movements
2-7 weeks (average 28 days)
HEPATITIS B (HBV)
It is a form of hepatitis that often starts with acute illness but may become chronic. This is a sexually transmitted disease. This is caused by the HBV and spread through infected blood, semen and fluids. The Person will get infection by using unsterilized syringe or may be while getting tattoo or sharing the personal items like toothbrush or razor.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE HEPATITIS B ARE AS FOLLOWS:-
Symptoms become mild to severe in Hepatitis B.
Loss of appetite
Stool lightens in color.
30-180 days (approx 75 days)
HEPATITIS C (HCV)
It is a form of hepatitis that causes 20-30 percent acute illness and 70-80 percent chronic illness. It is usually spread through direct contact with the blood of a person who has a disease. It usually causes no symptoms until the later course of the chronic infection.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Bleeding and bruising easily
Ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen)
Swelling in the legs
HEPATITIS D (HDV)
It is a less common form of hepatitis. The infection is caused due to HDV. The infection is spread through contact with infected blood, unprotected sex and needles.
APPROX. 35 DAYS.
HEPATITIS E (HEV)
It is also less common. The infection is caused by the HEV or through oral-anal sex.
APPROX. 45 DAYS.
Blood test (Series of test)
Self-Care For The Hepatitis Diagnosed Patient
Patient should take plenty of water
Patient should not get dehydrated
Patient should have balanced and healthy diet
If Patients appetite is poor, then they should have high fiber diet.
Patient should avoid alcohol.
Liver fibrosis (Scaring of liver)
Most people diagnosed with hepatitis A, is cured within two or six months.
Some people with hepatitis B develop to chronic hepatitis. The risk ranges from about 90% in infants to 6-10% in adults.
About 15-20% people with hepatitis B can lead to chronic hepatitis.
About 75-80% people with hepatitis C can lead to chronic hepatitis.
People with hepatitis C are at high risk for serious illness than the sufferer with hepatitis B, hepatitis C.
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