Friday, 20 May 2011

Facts About Hepatitis

Author: Roberto Sedycias

Whether you have acute or chronic hepatitis, there are many signs to be on the look out for. For example, with acute, the many features are going to be a lot like flu symptoms, things like muscle pains and aching joints as well as fever that burns your forehead and a feeling of nausea as well as diarrhea and also vomiting, too, coupled with a horrid headache. Also, you can also experience some loss of hunger and you won't want to eat anything. You will also notice that you ate smoking and you won't want to be near smokers who smoke because the smell of it will make you feel really ill.

Also, your urine will appear dark and strange and your skin might turn a yellowish shade as well as your eyes. You will also feel pain and unease in your stomach and all of this will let you know that you probably have a malfunction of the liver, which is the pith of hepatitis. Sometimes your lymph nodes will swell and maybe your spleen might, too. Usually this is present in younger people and lasts about a week to ten days, with the entire thing lasting for about two to six weeks. In rare cases this can lead to absolute liver failure and will not be able to produce the necessary proteins that clear the blood and then a new liver will be needed. If it cannot be procured, the person might face death. Some examples of this are hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, as well as yellow fever, herpes simplex, and toxoplasma, Q fever, and rocky mountain spotted fever.

Now, chronic hepatitis is different in that it might not present any symptoms. Though you might feel tired and weak but otherwise, it probably won't have many other symptoms. So, if this feeling of malaise persists, then going to the doctor will perpetuate a blood test that will allow it to be discovered. If jaundice is present, then that shows liver damage, or the liver might be enlarged. When the liver is thus damaged it can lead to losing weight, bleeding or bruising easy, swelling of the legs, and much build up of fluids in your stomach cavity. Also, you might have veins enlarging which poses a threat to your health, as well. Other things will be inflammation of kidneys and thyroid glands, as well as acne and lung scarring, too, and for women, abnormal menstruation. Some of these are hepatitis B, autoimmune hepatitis. Some of these cause metabolic disorders, such as Wilson's disease, which can cause the liver to inflame and necrosis, as well.

Though much of this is caused by hepatitis, it is also caused by a variety of toxins, such as things from mushrooms and a variety of other places, as well as alcohol, which can also swiftly cause you to have hepatitis as well. Additionally, some medications and some plants and things can be the cause of it, as well, so really many factors can cause and contribute to it in effect.

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Roberto Sedycias works as an IT consultant for


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