Girn Hospital Doctor Guide on Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C

Hepatitis

Girn Hospital Doctor Guide on Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C

  • October 9, 2021

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Hepatitis: One of the common liver problem

Hepatitis is the condition that leads to liver cell inflammation and damage. Hepatitis is of various types and causes, therefore you must visit Girn Hospital, one of the best Liver Hospital in Punjab.

Although, the symptoms may be similar. Understand that, the liver is important to remove the toxins from the blood, store vitamins, and produce hormones the body needs. If you have this condition, then there are high chances the process gets affected. Our Gastro doctor in Ludhiana can make you understand properly about the type of hepatitis and possible treatment approach for these.

Different types of hepatitis and it’s treatment

  • Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A can lead to low appetite and nausea. One of the studies has shown that every year there are increasing cases of hepatitis A. Although, the cases have reduced to a great extent due to immunization.

Causes of hepatitis A

Spread through contaminated water and food. The chances of this are higher in countries where the sanitation system is not right.

Symptom of hepatitis A

  • Jaundice

  • Abdominal pain

  • Nausea

  • Low appetite

Although, many people won’t even notice they have the issue as the symptoms are not evident. With this condition, the recovery takes around a few weeks or several months. In the case of children, symptoms are pretty evident. Understand that Hepatitis A can be fatal.

Treatment for Hepatitis A

Although, there is no cure for hepatitis proper treatment is needed to manage the symptoms. Make sure that alcohol intake is avoided and even doing that much can help you recover.

  • Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B infection is usually acute to chronic. There are added complications of cancer & cirrhosis which can lead to further problems. There is no cure for hepatitis B but getting proper treatment will manage the condition with ease.

How hepatitis B can transmit from one person to another?

  • When you have unprotected sexual intercourse

  • When you share needles

  • When you breastfeed (If the mother has a virus)

  • When you share your items like razor, toothbrush, or any other things

  • When you get a tattoo with unsterilized needles

It includes symptoms like abdominal pain and jaundice. Although, the cases of Hepatitis B have fallen to a great extent due to the vaccine.

Treatment for Hepatitis B

Like there is no cure for hepatitis A, the same goes for Hepatitis B. Although, with the right support symptoms are managed. The doctor will give you a proper treatment plan and keep a check on your liver health. Just make sure that during the treatment you avoid the intake of alcohol.

  • Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is categorized as a blood-borne virus that transmits when you share needles or any kind of equipment used for the drugs. The problem can be short-term or chronic. The person won’t even realize they have it and they spread it to another person.

Treatment for Hepatitis C

Studies have shown that in around 25% of people, the virus goes away with time. Although, in the rest of the cases it is chronic. It seems that in around 9 out of 10 people, the intake of oral medications for 8 to 12 weeks will make the symptoms go away. For this virus, the doctor can ask you to get combination therapy. In this type also, you need to avoid alcohol intake.

Schedule your initial consultation

If you are diagnosed with hepatitis or you want to get yourself checked whether you have this condition or not, then consult the best team of liver doctors at Girn Hospital.