Hepatitis A Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment

What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a liver disease caused by virus. It is of many types but types A, B and C are more common having different effects on the body. The treatment for each type is also different. All types are infectious and can travel from one person to another.

When this virus attacks the liver, it causes dysfunction of this important organ. In case of hepatitis A… Continue reading

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Causes

Hepatitis C is caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV). As compared to Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B is less commonly found. Hepatitis C, B and A are all contagious. As soon as the virus infects a person, short-term symptoms that appear are usually not very alarming. As a result it does not even occur to many persons that… Continue reading

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Symptoms

Immediately after infection (initially) there might be mild or no abnormal symptoms at all. Unlike Hepatitis A, the body usually does not become yellow. If the symptoms do appear, they might include:

  • General weakness without any apparent cause
  • Easy fatigue. Soreness of muscles as if overworked.
  • Abdominal pain without any apparent cause
  • Undue heat and itching of skin
  • Dark yellow urine of high specific

Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C Prevention, Treatment

Prevention

It may not always be possible to prevent the infection even after taking preventive measures, yet one should not tend to ignore them. Preventive measures are nearly the same for all types of hepatitis. Common points are:

  • Always wash your hands with soap before taking meals. Hands must be washed with soap after using the toilet even you are not going for meals.
  • Eating from