Beware of Hepatitis Viral Infection Affecting Human Health

Posted by Lovely | Friday, October 09, 2009 | 0 comments »

For a start i would like to tell you that Hepatitis can be defined as inflammation of the liver.

There are many illnesses and conditions that can cause inflammation of the liver, for example, taking drugs, drinking alcohol,some chemicals, and autoimmune diseases. Many viruses, such as virus of mononucleosis and the cytomegalovirus can inflame the liver.

Most viruses, however some do not primarily attack the liver; liver is just one of the organs that the viruses can affect. When experts/doctors talks about viral hepatitis, they mostly are referring to hepatitis caused by a few specific viruses that primarily attack our liver.

There are many hepatitis viruses present in our environment; they have been named types A, B, C, D, E, F (not confirmed), and G. As the knowledge of hepatitis viruses grows, it is obvious that this alphabetical list will become longer. The most common hepatitis viruses are types A, B, and C.

There are many illnesses and conditions present which can cause inflammation of the liver i.e.hepatitis. The viruses which primarily attack the liver are known as hepatitis viruses.

The people who are mostly at risk for viral hepatitis are workers in the health care centres, intravenous drug abusers, and hemophiliacs.All hepatitis viruses can lead to acute hepatitis. Types B and C of Viral hepatitis can cause chronic hepatitis.

Some common symptoms of acute viral hepatitis are fatigue, flu-like symptoms, dark urine, light-colored stools, fever, and jaundice. Rarely, acute viral hepatitis causes fulminant hepatic failure.

The symptoms of chronic viral hepatitis often seen in patients are mild and nonspecific, and the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis is most often delayed. Chronic viral hepatitis often requires treatment in order to prevent progressive liver damage, cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer.

Hepatitis infections can be prevented by avoiding exposure to viruses, injectable immunoglobulins or vaccines.