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Whar is hepatitis?

Whar is hepatitis?

Inflamation of liver: Hepatitis or liver inflamation has many causes. The most common are alcoholic hepatitis, viral hepatitis caused by hepatitis a, b, or c virus and drug induced hepatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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What is hepatitis?

What is hepatitis?

Liver inflammation: Usually when people talk about hepatitis, they mean one of the infections in the liver, but it can mean inflammation from other causes as well (e.g.Alcohol). Hepatitis a is the kind you get from contaminated food. It causes an acute illness that can last weeks. Hepatitis b and c are from contaminated blood (in the same way as hiv/aids). Both, but especially c can cause chronic liver problems. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis?

Liver inflammation..: It is a liver inflammation which could be caused by various reasons. Viral hepatitis could be caused by types A,B, C, D, E, the most common are the first three. Also frequent alcohol intake, medications, autoimmune, among others. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis?

Liver inflammation: Which can be related to one of the several hepatitis viruses such as a, b, c or e, or can be due to a toxic such as alcohol or as a reaction to a medication. ...Read more

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How to cure hepatitis?

Hepatitis: It depends on what type of hepatitis you have (b or c), genotype, previous trials, your health status and many other determinants. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis be cured?

Yes...: There are many causes of hepatitis some of which can be cured with antiviral medications (e.g.. Hepatitis c) and others (e.g.. Hepatitis a) that remit spontaneously without any treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is hepatitis from?

What is hepatitis from?

Variety of reasons: Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver and is reflected by elevated liver function tests (ast and alt) - it can be the result of many things - the most common are: alcohol, fatty liver, viral hepatitis (hepatitis b and hepatitis c), autoimmune hepatitis, and drug induced hepatitis. Treatment varies by etiology, so it is critical to determine the cause - see you physician to have tests. ...Read more

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How common is hepatitis?

How common is hepatitis?

Depends: Depends on which population you are looking at. Worldwide there are 300 million with hep b and the incidence of hep c is about 0.3/1000. The prevalence is greatly increased in high risk groups such as high risk sexual behavior and IV drug abuse. Prevention is your best friend as hep b and c can both cause chronic and life altering infection. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis treated?

How is hepatitis treated?

Depends on the type.: Viral hepatitides that are acute are usually treated symptomatically but hepatitis b or c can develop chronic infection which may develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer. There are currently medications for chronic b or c but not everyone requires therapy. Many people, when they die, die with the chronic hepatitis but not of the chronic hepatitis. ...Read more

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What's hepatitis disease?

What's hepatitis disease?

Liver: It is inflammation or infection of liver. Caused by viral, bacterial, parasite, autoimmune or drug related. ...Read more