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?
For diagnosing hepatitis A, a doctor would conduct some blood test along with stool samples.
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?
Practicing good hygiene is important for prevention of Hepatitis A.