Liver Diseases: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Liver diseases caused by hepatitis viruses are classified as hepatic diseases. These diseases lead to the inflammation of the liver, reducing its functionality.
Approximately 400 million people around the world are currently suffering from some form of chronic hepatitis.
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Is treatable by a medical professional or by vaccine, depending upon the type of hepatitis virus
- Often requires lab-testing and/or imagery
- Indicates Hepatitis A as a short-term disease that resolves within days to weeks
Damage to the liver over a period of time can lead to cirrhosis of the lever that leads to liver failure. Liver failure is a life-threatening health condition.
Hepatic diseases are not self-diagnosable, but one can check for symptoms as they start appearing in a matter of weeks to a few months from infection. However, symptoms of Hepatitis C appear years after infection so detection at an early stage is only possible through medical diagnosis. Symptoms of hepatic diseases are:
- Dark-colored urine
- Bleeding easily
- Poor appetite
- Sudden weight loss
- Swelling in your legs
To avoid serious health complications from hepatic diseases, one should consider making lifestyle changes such as stop drinking alcohol in excess and/or lose weight.
Certain antiviral medications can help fight a chronic Hepatitis B infection.
In case of an infection due to hepatitis viruses, it is essential to consult your doctor for understanding the severity of the virus. If the hepatitis virus is severe, liver transplant might be required.
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