Hepatitis :

In this article you’ll find more about hepatitis; focusing on the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and prevention.  This is the inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. It can damage your liver. This swelling and damage can affect how well your liver functions. Hepatitis can be an acute (short-term) infection or a chronic (long-term) infection.

Some of the details is listed below about Hepatitis: 

Pathogen : Hepatitis B virus. 

Mode of Transmission : Mainly through contaminated water. 

Incubation Period : Generally 15-160 days. 


(i) Bodyache. 

(ii) Loss of appetite and nausea. 

(iii) Eyes and skin become yellowish, urine deep yellow in colour (due to bile pigments). 

(iv) Enlarged liver. 

Prevention and Cure 

(i) Hepatitis B vaccine is now available in India. 

(ii) Proper hygeine is to be observed. 

(iii) Avoid taking fat rich substances.

Some FAQ’s 

Q1.Can this be Cured?
There is no cure for hepatitis A, but treatment can help manage symptoms. Avoiding alcohol can help with recovery, but most people recover without intervention.
Q2.Can I marry a man with hepatitis B?
To put it simply, yes, a person living with this can get married. In fact, a healthy relationship can be a source of love and support for those who may feel alone in their diagnosis. Transmission of can be prevented in your partner; it’s a vaccine preventable disease!
Q3.How do they test for this condition?
Your doctor draws a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm and sends it to a laboratory for testing. The results of a blood test can confirm the type of viral hep , the severity of the infection, whether an infection is active or dormant, and whether a person is currently contagious.
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