Hepatitis C is considered the most severe of these viruses.
Hepatitis is caused by any reason, but its symptoms and signs are the same. In a person suffering from hepatitis, symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, excessive tiredness, nausea, dark urine, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain may be seen.
Liver is the largest size internal organ in the body, which works to digest food, collect energy and expel toxins out of the body. Infection, excessive intake of alcohol, autoimmune, autoimmune diseases, etc. can cause liver inflammation and irritation, it is called Hepatitis disease. If hepatitis lasts for a long time, then the liver can stop functioning or diseases like liver cancer. According to myUpchar, Hepatitis is caused due to any reason, but its symptoms and signs are the same. In a person suffering from hepatitis, symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, excessive tiredness, nausea, dark urine, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain may be seen. Some people also complain of fever and vomiting. Hepatitis is of five types – Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E. Of these, A, B and C are the most common types.
Hepatitis A is feared due to contact with infected food, infected water and infected person. There is no need for any special treatment in its normal cases and most people get healthy on their own. There is no harm in the liver of the person suffering from it. The first way to avoid Hepatitis A is to take its vaccine. Apart from this, special care is needed for cleanliness. The hands should be washed thoroughly with soap and warm water before eating or drinking and after using the toilet. There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A. The body fixes it on its own. People infected with this often feel tired and sick. In such a situation it may be beneficial to take adequate amount of rest. To prevent dehydration in case of nausea or vomiting, more and more fluid should be consumed. Do not drink alcohol and use medicines carefully. If hepatitis A has been confirmed, avoid sexual activity.
According to myUpchar, most adults have Hepatitis B for a short time and recover after some time. This is called acute hepatitis B. Acute hepatitis B remains for six months after being infected. This reduces the possibility of damage to the liver. In this, doctors suggest to take plenty of rest, get proper nutrition and drink sufficient amount of fluids. Sometimes the virus causes a chronic infection, known as chronic hepatitis B. Infants and young children infected with chronic hepatitis B are more likely to suffer. It is possible that its symptoms are not visible. If seen, then flu-like symptoms may occur. In severe conditions, it can cause cirrhosis. Antiviral drugs are given to treat this, which slows down the speed of continuous damage in the liver.
Hepatitis C is considered the most severe of these viruses. Hepatitis C is spread by exposure to contaminated blood such as organ transplants by an infected person, blood transfusions, sharing items such as razors or toothbrushes, etc. In addition, it can also be passed from the infected mother to her child. Antiviral drugs are given to treat it. Although people have cirrhosis or any other liver disease, they may have to undergo a liver transplant.Our article for more information, Hepatitis Read. Health related articles on News18 are written by myUpchar.com. MyUpchar is the country’s first and largest source for verified health news. In myUpchar, researchers and journalists, along with doctors, bring all the information related to health for you.
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