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The liver is an important part of the human body. It plays a helpful role in filtering the blood and fighting infections. On the other hand, when there is inflammation in the liver, its functioning is disrupted. This problem is called hepatitis. Whereas, when the liver is affected due to an infection, it is called viral hepatitis.

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Today in this special article, we will tell about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of viral hepatitis -

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  1. What is viral hepatitis?
  2. Viral hepatitis symptoms
  3. Viral hepatitis causes
  4. Viral hepatitis treatment
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Viral Hepatitis - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Viral hepatitis is a type of infection that causes inflammation and damage to the liver. This is a type of hepatitis. Many different viruses cause hepatitis, including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A and E viruses usually cause acute viral infections. Whereas, B, C, and D viruses can cause acute and chronic infections.

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For viral hepatitis to be treated at the right time, it is necessary to know its symptoms. Some of the symptoms of viral hepatitis are as follows -

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After the symptoms, now it is time to get information about the causes of viral hepatitis which are as follows -

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A can occur suddenly and usually clears up on its own after a few weeks without treatment. The Hepatitis A virus is spread by coming in contact with the feces of an infected person.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can lead to chronic infection. Hepatitis B can be caused by coming in contact with the blood of an infected person, by injection, or by having physical relations. Hepatitis B can also be caused by using or touching the things of an infected person.

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Hepatitis C

The reason for the spread of Hepatitis C also matches to some extent with the reason for the spread of Hepatitis B. The reason for the spread of hepatitis C is also to come in contact with the blood of an infected person. In this too, the infection can spread by using the things of an infected person like razors and towels.

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Hepatitis D

The hepatitis D virus is unusual in that it can infect a person only if the person is also infected with hepatitis B. It can also spread through the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.

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Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E usually clears up on its own without treatment after several weeks. Some types of hepatitis E virus are spread through the feces of an infected person and by drinking contaminated water. It can also happen by eating undercooked non-vegetarian food.

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The treatment of viral hepatitis depends on its causes. The patient is treated based on the virus that has caused viral hepatitis –

Hepatitis A

There is no medicine available for the Hepatitis A virus. Simply, its symptoms can be reduced through some medicines. Also, the patient is advised not to drink alcohol. At the same time, to prevent this, it is advised to get injections from time to time.

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Hepatitis B

No medicine is required in acute hepatitis B. This problem can be relieved by taking rest, taking an adequate amount of fluids, and taking complete nutrients on the advice of the doctor. At the same time, doctors can give antiviral medicine in case of chronic hepatitis B. It is the doctor who decides which medicine to give to which patient. If the medicine does not work, then in this situation the doctor can decide to do a liver transplant.

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Hepatitis C

Doctors can give antiviral medicine to a patient suffering from Hepatitis C. Whereas, if the case is more serious, a liver transplant can be done.

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Hepatitis D

There is no antiviral drug of any kind for the treatment of Hepatitis D. It can be avoided only through vaccination.

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Hepatitis E

There is also no specific therapy to treat Hepatitis E. In case of viral hepatitis caused by this virus, doctors advise the patient to take maximum rest. Along with this, they are asked to take nutritious food.

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Viral hepatitis has been considered a type of hepatitis. It can be one or both acute and chronic. In such a situation, the doctor can prescribe medicines and other treatments based on the condition of the patient. At the same time, a liver transplant can be done in severe cases.

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Dr Jagdish Singh

Dr Jagdish Singh

Gastroenterology
12 Years of Experience

Dr. Raghu D K

Dr. Raghu D K

Gastroenterology
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Dr. Porselvi Rajin

Gastroenterology
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Dr Devaraja R

Gastroenterology
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