Viral hepatitis

Hepatitis is generally diffused and dangerous inflammatory-infectious sickness of the human liver with the viral nature. The illness is chiefly subdivided into the eight known groups (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, SEN and TTV) which may be probably provoked by different viruses. Many scientists think that there are some till unknown viruses which can be the reason of the disease also. The sickness can involve any people in any age. Hepatitis (inflammatory liver lesions) may be a symptom of such illnesses as rubella, herpes, yellow fever, HIV and many others. Liver cirrhosis and cancer can possibly develop without promptly hepatitis c cure.

What causes hepatitis? 

Hepatitis can be mostly provoked by different factors (such as viruses, parasites, chemical substances, medicines, alcoholism and so on). Hepatitis A is the most diffused and the least dangerous illness’s form, which is generally transmitted by the personal contact with the sick person, his things, dirty hands or sub-quality food. Hepatitis B is communicated with blood, sexual contacts and injections by unsterile syringes. Such sickness’s form is very perilous, because it brings on strong liver lesions. Hepatitis C is one of the hard forms of the disease, which is the reason of liver cirrhosis and cancer, and even patient death. Blood transfusion (about 2% of donors are host of the hepatitis virus), sexual intercourse and unsterile medical instruments are the most probable contagion way of this form of the illness.

What are the common hepatitis symptoms?

After incubation period (such as from one till twenty-six weeks), during which the virus are multiplying and adapting in organism, the sickness mainly begins to show itself. One of the main typicalhepatitis c symptoms and other forms is jaundice. Also it is necessary to know, that in some cases hep c symptoms can be probably absent for a long period of time. Some forms of hepatitis are taking without jaundice; therefore laboratorial test is the best way of the virus diagnostics.

The common sings of hepatitis are:

  • Temperature rising;
  • Change of skin pigmentation;
  • Headache;
  • Joint pain:
  • General indisposition;
  • Appetite lowering;
  • Different others.

Intensity of sings depends on several infection forms. Hepatitis A is chiefly described by fast course. Its sings are brightly expressed and they perhaps make progress for couple hours. But thesymptoms of hepatitis c and hepatitis b develop gradually. In the primary stage, they can be limited by weakness and appetite loss only. But pain, sickness, vomiting, darkening of urine, light-colored feces and other symptoms appear after several days only. After jaundice onset, patient’s state becomes better usually.

Hepatitis cure

Fist of all hepatitis c treatment, as other illness’s forms, begins from the visit to the doctor or other medicamental specialists, which can generally diagnose a sickness and also prescribe the right therapy and medicines immediately. The patients are cured in hospital chiefly. The hepatitis b treatment consists of using complex preparations, which can be probably recommended by your physician, such as:

  • Different antibiotics (for example Bactrim, Noroxin, Augmentin, Furazolidone, Meronem IV and different others), inhibiting the growth of viruses;   
  • General health preparations (such as Azathioprine, Arava, Bayer ASA Aspirin, Cyklokapron, Prograf and so on), which gives some immunosuppressive and general health-improving effects;  
  • Antiviral drugs (there are only 7 licensed preparations are applied for hepatitis treatment mainly prescribed by the physicians only in dependence of the tolerance of one or another main active ingredient and the stage of this sickness’s developing);
  • Vitamins and herbal supplements (like Amalaki, Astymin-M Forte, Liv.52 Capsules, Silibinin, Zincovitand several others) render rehabilitated action on liver cells and metabolism of organism.

Corticosteroids (for example Triamcinolone, Kenalog and some others) are chiefly applied for hepatitis c cure with malignant forms also. Diet has the big meaning in the hepatitis treatment. It diminishes the loading of the patient’s liver. Such foods as boiled meat of veal, rabbit, chicken and low-fat fish, vegetarian soups, various porridges (especially oatmeal) and potatoes with vegetable oil, juices, compotes and fresh fruits are recommended for using during the hepatitis’s medical cure and after recovering. It is very important to except from the sick person’s ration the next foods: roasted, fat and hot dishes, sauces, nuts, mushrooms, chocolate, cakes, ice cream and eggs.

How can you protect yourself from hepatitis?

There is hepatitis a vaccine to disease prevention in present time. The preventing measures of hepatitis a don’t differ from ones of intestinal infections:

  • Observance of personal hygiene;
  • Guaranteeing of quality water supply;
  • Patient’s quarantine for all contagious period;
  • Disinfection in nidus of infection.

The preventing measures of hepatitis b and c are more complicated:

  • Maximal usage of disposable medical instruments;
  • Elimination of contacts with blood and used tools (syringes, needles and others);
  • Testing of donor’s blood and pregnant women for viral hepatitis’ markers;
  • Forming of healthy life-style (stop drug and alcohol abuse, use the condom);
  • Do hepatitis b vaccine in childhood and in youth.

Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for other kinds of hepatitis yet.