Hepatitis – Understand the disease and act now

Hepatitis – Understand the disease and act now

Image courtesy: www.who.int

The world Hepatitis day is on July 28th (WHO). The word Hepatitis is derived from Greek word “hepar” means Liver and “titis” means inflammation.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.

Do you know? The initial symptoms of hepatitis are like those of flu; fever, joint pain, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, belly pain, a mild fever, or yellow skin or eyes (jaundice).

Other symptoms include: Dark urine, itchiness, mental state change, internal bleeding, light colored stool. Before visiting a country please check see the health caution/warning of the country and take extra care.

To read more about Hepatitis please visit: www.who.int

Hepatitis – One Name, Five unique types: Click here to know more

Hepatitis – One Name, Five unique types

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Hepatitis A Facts: Click here to know more

Hepatitis A Facts

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Hepatitis B Facts: Click here to know more

Hepatitis B Facts

 

Hepatitis C Facts: Click here to know more

Hepatitis C Virus

 

Hepatitis D Facts: Click here to know more

Hepatitis D Facts

 

Hepatitis E Facts: Click here to know more

Hepatitis E virus

 

How much you know about Hepatitis?: Click here to know more

How much you know about Hepatitis?

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Images sources of this article: Courtesy of Google, World Health Organization

For more information: www.who.int

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