Hepatitis is a disease that affects the function of the liver. There are three distinct kinds of Hepatitis: A, B and C, all which have their own symptoms and treatments.
Common symptoms of hepatitis include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors also associate pale bowel movements, dark urine, diarrhea and a yellowing of the skin and eyes known as jaundice with the disease. Some people with mild cases hepatitis suffe
The method of contracting hepatitis is dependent on the type of hepatitis, according to WebMD. Hepatitis A and E are contracted from contaminated food or water; hepatitis B through sex, blood or needles; hepatitis C through blood and needles and hepatitis D from sex or mother to child during birth.
Types of hepatitis include A, B, C, D and E, according to WebMD. The severity of hepatitis depends on the virus that causes the condition. Hepatitis is a condition in which the liver becomes swollen. Although it occurs mostly as a result of viral infection, it can also result from autoimmune disorde
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