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Hepatitis A is a liver disease. Hepatitis means inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver from the hepatitis A virus. Inflammation is the painful, red swelling those results when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can cause organs to not work properly.
The hepatitis A virus causes hepatitis A. Viruses are germs that can cause sickness. For example, the flu is caused by a virus. People can pass viruses to each other.
The hepatitis A virus is found mostly in the stools and blood of an infected person about 15 - 45 days before symptoms occur and during the first week of illness.
You can catch hepatitis A if:
People who are at higher risk
There is no risk of Hepatitis from :
Many people with hepatitis A infection have no symptoms at all. Symptoms may be so mild that they go unnoticed. Older people are more likely to have symptoms than children. People who do not have symptoms can still spread the virus.
Children younger than age 6 often have no symptoms. Older children and adults often get mild, flu like symptoms.
Symptoms of hepatitis A usually develop between 2 and 6 weeks after infection.
The most common symptoms of hepatitis A include:
The doctor will perform a physical examination and may discover that you have an enlarged and tender liver.
Blood tests may show the results.
Hepatitis A usually gets better in a few weeks without treatment.
Take lots of rest and avoid drinking alcohol, which bothers the liver.
See your doctor who may suggest medicines to help relieve your symptoms. If symptoms persist, especially if you are an older person, then you should see a doctor again.
When you recover, your body will have learned to fight off a future hepatitis A infection. However, you can still get other kinds of hepatitis.
Fatty foods may cause vomiting, because substances from the liver are needed to digest fats. avoided during the acute phase.
The virus does not remain in the body after the infection has gone away.
Nearly all patients get better within 6 months. Over 85% of people with hepatitis A recover within 3 months.
There is a low risk of death, usually among the elderly and persons with chronic liver disease.
Hepatitis A can also be prevented by:
Common reasons why you may need to receive one or both of these include:
Travelers should take the following precautions:
There are usually no complications. One in a thousand cases becomes fulminant hepatitis, which can be life threatening.
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