Doctors for Hepatitis A in Sobermutt Galli, Hubli-Dharwad
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Hepatitis A is disorder of the liver in the form of inflammation which is caused due to a viral infection. The underlying causes of the infections could be due to habits like excessive alcohol consumption or drug abuse or in some cases, as a side effect of taking certain medicines as well. It is observed that in the milder forms of the inflammation, there are very few symptoms. But when the condition worsens, jaundice like symptoms and fatigue, nausea and belly pain are felt.
HOW IS HEPATITIS A DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will perform a physical exam, which will show liver is enlarged and tender.
Blood tests may show:
• Raised IgM and IgG antibodies to hepatitis A (IgM is usually positive for IgG)
• Elevated liver enzymes (liver function tests), especially transaminase enzyme levels
HOW IS HEPATITIS A TREATED?
No specific treatment is available for Hepatitis A, the body will clear the virus on its own. However, symptomatic relief may be provided by resting, lessening the burden on liver by eating mild foods and abstaining from alcohol.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a preventive vaccination available for Hepatitis A that can minimize your risks to the disease. Infants too are given this vaccination to help reduce their risks of getting this infection in the future.