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What Are The Causes Of Hepatitis B
Many: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Can be infectious (variety of viruses including mono from epstein barr or cmv, hep a, b, c, d and others), toxic exposure or reaction to meds, drugs, alcohol, autoimmune, metabolic, conditions in pregnancy, obstruction to flow of bile, poor blood flow, and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis that can range from asymptomatic to fulminant. Outside the neonatal period, 5-10 percent become chronic and some of these develop cirrhosis and can result in liver cancer but...Good news, there is a vaccine to prevent it and medications that can be used to treat it. ...Read more
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It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The symptoms of Hepatitis include:: Nausea, Enlarged liver, Fluid in the abdomen, Vomiting, Pain in right upper abdomen, Fatigue, Joint pain, Palmar erythema, Large spleen, Flapping tremor, Fever, malaise, aches, Loss of appetite, Abdominal discomfort, Itching, Fever, Encephalopathy, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gray stool, Headache, Dark urine, Diarrhea, Constipation, Swollen neck glands, Yellow eyes and skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis A signs: Acute or recent hepatitis a : nausea with or without vomiting, fever, right upper abdominal pain, urine :color like coca cola, stool: white or gray color , fatigue or weakness, yellowish color ( jaundice) of the skin and mucosas. Many times give no symptoms. Chronic hepatitis like b or c may not give symptoms until complicated by cirrhosis with edemas ( fluid in legs, abdomen, chest), spidverdins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: It's an incredibly complex combination of genetic and environmental factors that are poorly understood. Alcoholism can run quite strongly, suggesting a genetic component, but also, the environment plays heavily into the clinical picture, i.e., how much one is around alcohol. Proponents of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that alcoholism is a spiritual problem, or one of characterological defect. ...Read more
Many causes: I would also add that there are a number of medications (such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids) and toxins (such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning) that can cause fatty liver changes. Infections can also cause fatty liver, such as hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below.: The signs of viral hepatitis are jaundice (yellow color to the skin and/or whites of eyes), vomiting, nausea, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, light color/white stool, itchy skin & abnormal liver function tests. Children can also have cold symptoms, cough and sore throat. Not all the symptoms need be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more
Breakdown of cells: Jaundice is caused by collection of bilirubin in the skin and conjunctivae. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of red blood cells. An excess of bilirubin may be caused by excessive breakdown of rbc, inability of the liver to either pick up, metabolize or appropriately excrete the bilirubin. There may also be obstruction to the flow of bile from the liver. ...Read more
Hepatitis symptoms: In cases of acute hepatitis you usually have an acute illness with low grade fever, mild abdominal discomfort, fatigue, achiness, and your eyes and skin may turn yellow in the acute phase (jaundice), (and your urine darker. In the chronic phase, about 10%, there are usually no symptoms till many years later, which are then caused by the development of cirrhosis and the loss of liver function. ...Read more
Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more
Low RBCs: Anemia is a low red blood cell (rbc) count, also measured by hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying protein within the rbc. Anemia is secondary to decreased RBC production (bone marrow disease, nutrition, kidney dz, etc) or increased destruction ("hemolytic")/blood loss (surgery, trauma, GI bleeding, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune disease: Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease producing autoantibodies against intrinsic factor found in the lining of the stomach. This leads to lack of absorption of vitamin B12 which is important in making blood cells and for nourishment of the nervous system. Treatment would be by replacement of B12 via injections or absorption into the body by other means (nasal spray). ...Read more
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