Hepatitis Infection of Liver

Hepatitis Infection of Liver

Hepatitis is inflammation of liver resulting in disturbed and abnormal function of liver. It results in accumulation of toxins in blood. Hepatitis can be chronic condition or can be short lived. Sometimes hepatitis can be going unnoticed due to asymptomatic infections. This could be noticed only after a person suffers from liver cirrhosis followed by failure of the liver.

Two types of Hepatitis – Hepatitis B & C are more dangerous than Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B is in particular is referred as silent infection and people will have the infection and might go unnoticed. Hepatitis B is highly contagious and spreads through contact with certain body fluid and blood. 15%–25% of chronically infected people develop chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer (CDC). Hepatitis C is also dangerous and could lead to chronic hepatitis condition. Nearly 5%-25% of people with chronic hepatitis C develop liver cirrhosis over the years.

Vaccination is a preventive measure for Hepatitis. Both Hepatitis B & C are treated with antiviral drugs Proper nutritious diet helps to improve health and come out of fatigue.

 

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 24, 2022

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