Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver. It is usually caused by viruses that attack the liver. It can also be caused by bacteria in some cases. Scientists have found out that there are five kinds of virus that cause hepatitis and they all can affect the proper functioning of our liver in many negative ways.
Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that is found in contaminated food, water, and fecal materials. It can spread very easily in various ways. It can be transmitted through sexual contact. A person who suffers from Hepatitis A will exhibit several symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, yellow skin and eyes, and many more.
It is strongly encouraged to get a hepatitis test once you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above. You may need to undergo a couple more hepatitis tests just to make sure that you indeed have Hepatitis A. If you are tested positive for Hepatitis A, you will have to undergo treatment that usually involves two types of vaccines.
Hepatitis B can be transmitted from one person to another through sexual contact and blood transfusion of infected blood. It has the same set of symptoms as Hepatitis A, such as appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, and others.
Getting tested for Hepatitis B is also a must once you feel any of these symptoms. Today, treatment for Hepatitis B is in the form of vaccines.
Hepatitis C is not like the first two types of Hepatitis. Unlike Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, which have several symptoms once they affect a person, Hepatitis c usually does not show any visible symptoms at all. This means that it may be hard to know whether you should get a Hepatitis C test or not because there are no signs that will tell you to do so.
Treatment for Hepatitis C is done by using interferon or other kinds of drug.
A person who suffers from Hepatitis D usually became sick first with Hepatitis B. In some cases, one person can both have Hepatitis B and D at the same time. These things happen because the Hepatitis B virus is important in the replication of Hepatitis D. Just like the other types, Hepatitis D can be transmitted through the blood.
To date, there is no known treatment for Hepatitis E, whether it be drugs or vaccines.
Because Hepatitis is dangerous, it is crucial that people who may be infected with it get hepatitis tests in order to determine their actual condition. Go to the nearest STD clinic and get tested for hepatitis now.