hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflame or damage, its function can be affect. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis.
What are the 5 types?
There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referr to as types A, B, C, D and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.
Is hepatitis A STD?
it is a virus found in human faeces (poo). It’s normally pass on when a person eats or drinks contaminate food and water. It’s also a sexually transmitt infection (STI) pass on through unprotect sexual activities, particularly anal sex.
What are the 3 types ?
There are at least six different types of hepatitis (A-G), with the three most common types being A, B and C. it is an acute infection and people usually improve without treatment.
What happens if you have hepatitis?
Type A symptoms are often similar to a stomach virus. But most cases resolve within a month. Type B and C can cause sudden illness. However, they can lead to liver cancer or a chronic infection that can lead to serious liver damage called cirrhosis.