Inflammatory condition of the liver is known as hepatitis. It is commonly caused by viral infection. These are Hepatitis A,B,C,D and E. Other non infectious causes include drugs, alcohol, toxins, autoimmune disorders etc. Hepatitis can be acute or chronic.
Yellowing of skin, nails and sclera
Loss of appetite
Hepatitis A and E spread by faeco-oral route. Eating food and water contaminated with the virus cause the disease.
Hepatitis B and C spread when there is direct contact with the bodily fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal secretions of the infected person. Contact with infected needles, razors, sexual intercourse with the infected person are some of the causes.
Hepatitis D is a serious disorder and only occurs in patients infected with Hepatitis B virus.
Other causes: Autoimmune disorders, toxins, alcohol etc.
Recreational drug use
Unprotected sexual intercourse
Multiple sex partners
Using condoms while having sexual intercourse
Avoid sharing items with infected person
Take precautions while getting tattoos and piercings
Hepatoprotective and anti inflammatory herbs from renowned drug companies along with the diet plan are prescribed.