World Hepatitis Day,28th July,2018.
One of the most important organs in our body is Liver. Apart from its role in digestion,It has various other role in an human body.
A disease named as Hepatitis damges the liver thus it vigorously affects our body.As it affects the liver,it causes various problem in a human body this results in derangement of liver function,which means it stops working properly or we can say it stops working in a proper manner.
Types of Hepatitis Virus:
There are various types of Hepatitis virus,These are,
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses, Alcoholic Hepatitis and Drug Induced Hepatitis
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses:
These two viruses spread through use of needles, surgical in instruments and razor blades, which are contaminated with the blood or body secretions of a person already infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B is transmitted through exposure to infective blood, semen, and other body fluids. HBV can be transmitted from infected mothers to infants at the time of birth or from family member to infant in early childhood.
And Hepatitis C is mostly transmitted through exposure to infective blood. This may happen through transfusions of HCV-contaminated blood and blood products, contaminated injections during medical procedures, and through injection drug use.
Alcoholic hepatitis is most likely to occur in people who drink heavily over many years. However, the relationship between drinking and alcoholic hepatitis is complex. Not all heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis, and the disease can occur in people who drink only moderately.
Drug Induced Hepatitis:
Certain categories of anti- tuberculosis drugs, anti-epileptic drugs and painkillers can cause serious damage to the liver.
Some common causes of Hepatitis are:
- Viral Infection,
- Hepatotoxic Drugs.
Some Common Symptoms Of Hepatitis are:
- Reduced appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fever and/or Jaundice
- Swelling in legs or accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
- In serious cases, the patient may bleed through nose or mouth.
- By maintaining basic hygiene,we can prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis E.
- We can prevent hepatitis C by using disposable needles and syringes.
- Drugs like Entecavir and Tenofovir are available in India for the treatment of hepatitis B.
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