Wellness - Chronic Illnesses | 0-18 yrs

Here Are The 5 Types Of Hepatitis


Hepatitis is a condition that affects the functioning of the liver. The liver, which plays an important part in the human body, is responsible for regulating metabolism and breaking down of food in the digestive system.

There are many symptoms of hepatitis. Some of the more common ones include a yellowish tinge to the skin and the eyes, muscle or joint aches, loss of appetite and passing of dark coloured urine. 

Usually, there are five types of hepatitis, namely hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. One can always prevent this condition by practising good hygiene, not consuming too much of alcohol and careful of blood contamination through the use of syringes and while undergoing a blood transfusion.

Hepatitis is a disease that has many mythsalso. This ClipBook looks at the five types of hepatitis and their causes, symptoms and treatment if any.


What Is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medicati...

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a virus, or infection, that causes liver disease and inflammation of the liver. Viruses can cause sickness. For example, the flu is caused by a virus. People can pass viruses to each other. You could get hepatitis A through contact ...

Hepatitis B

Learn more about the hepatitis B infection in this article, which is also known as a digestive disease. How can this type of hepatitis cause damage to the liver?

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C infection involves an initial acute phase of infection that may not be noticeable, because in most cases people do not feel sick. This phase can last up to six months, levels of the virus in the blood rise dramatically until the body’s...

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D, known as "hepatitis delta", is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis D virus that results in the most severe form of viral hepatitis known to humans. Only those already infected with hepatitis B, however, can acquire hepatitis D, ...

Hepatitis E

In case of Hepatitis E, the virus is shed in the stools of infected persons, and enters the human body through the intestine. It is transmitted mainly through contaminated drinking water. Usually the infection is self-limiting and resolves within ...

Hepatitis In Children

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and can result in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis is a concern because it often originates from a virus and is communicable (can be spread from your child to others). In some cases, liver fail...

Tips To Avoid Liver Damage From Hepatitis

People with hepatitis need to follow a healthy lifestyle to minimize damage to the liver. Start protecting your liver by paying more attention to nutrition. Read the article to know what kind of foods you should have.

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