For 30 percent of the people infected with hepatitis B, there are no symptoms, but a health care provider discovers the disease through a blood test, according to WebMD. For other sufferers, symptoms appear one to six months after exposure and include jaundice, fever, unexplained fatigue and gastroi
Early symptoms of hepatitis C include yellowing of the eyes and skin, fever, joint or muscle pain, tiredness and poor appetite, according to Healthline. Nausea, vomiting, and abnormal bowel movements and urine are additional early symptoms of hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver, according to Mayo Clinic. Hepatitis C is asymptomatic, and the disease may go unnoticed for decades.
One of the latest treatment for the hepatitis C virus as of June 2014 is a drug called Harvoni, which is taken via oral administration on a daily basis. The drug is a combination of two antiviral medications sofusbuvir and ledipasvir. Other treatment for the disease also involves combining two drugs
Possible symptoms of hepatitis C include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, fever, nausea and stomach pains, according to the American Liver Foundation. Other possible symptoms include jaundice of the skin or eyes, itching and darkly colored urine.
Hepatitis C is caused by the HCV virus that infects the liver, according to the American Liver Foundation. Between 75 and 80 percent of the individuals with this virus develop chronic hepatitis. There are 4 million people in the United States as of 2014 living with hepatitis C.
Although many people will not present symptoms early on, some individuals in the first stages of hepatitis C, or HCV, can experience appetite loss, tiredness, slight fever, achy muscles and nausea, reports the Illinois Department of Public Health. If symptoms appear in the early stages of hepatitis
While the side effects of hepatitis C treatments vary with the particular medicine used, effects common to most or all of the medicines include gastrointestinal discomfort, insomnia, flu-like symptoms and depression, according to WebMD. Proper treatment is critical to avoid permanent liver damage.
Information about Hepatitis B and its causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment is available through a variety of sources including physicians, public health programs, the CDC and the National Institutes of Health. Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that causes inflammation, liver failure
Hepatitis A is contracted from dirty food or water. Hepatitis B is mostly contracted from the bodily fluids of an infected person, mother to child or from sexual contact with an infected person. Hepatitis C is contracted most often from contact with infected blood, according to WebMD.