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Hepatitis Key things to read about

  • By Admin
  • 01 Sep 2016

Hepatitis is a serious disease of the liver that causes fever and makes your skin and eyes yellow. When body makes antibodies against your liver tissue. The initial symptoms of hepatitis are similar to those of flu. The five main types of hepatitis are caused by viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Across the globe on an average around 250 million people are affected by hepatitis C and 300 million people are estimated to be hepatitis B carriers.

Causes Of Hepatitis

- Hepatitis A and E is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

- Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease.

- Hepatitis C is commonly spread via direct contact with the blood of a person who has the disease.

- Person can only become infected with hepatitis D if they are already infected with hepatitis B.

- Hepatitis that cannot be attributed to one of the viral forms of the disease is called hepatitis X.

- Hepatitis G is another type of hepatitis caused by a specific virus (HGV).

Signs of acute hepatitis includes:

- Fatigue

- Dark urine

- Pale stool

- Abdominal pain

- Loss of appetite

- Weight loss

- Yellow skin and eyes

- Alcohol

Basic Etiquettes to avoid Hepatitis

- Avoid drinking local water

- Street Food

- ice - seafood

- Unwashed fruit and vegetables