Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by one or more of several viruses such as hepatitis A through E. Questions about diagnosis, symptoms, causes, transmission, treatments and prevention can be found here.

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Can a hepatitis C carrier infect a person?

I'm pretty sure they're not contagious but they can pass the disease onto their children if they have any. My older brother is a carrier of tuberculosis but doesn't have any symptoms of it himself and isn't contagious.

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What does having hepatitis c antibodies mean?

I have no idea! Who do you think I am? Albert Einstein?

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What happens if hepatitis C is left untreated?

Some peoples immune system can control the virus. If not, treatment is necessary or cirrhosis of the liver can occur. You need to be evaluated by a physician.

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Where did hepatitis B get its name from?

"Hepatic" means of or about the liver.

"itis" at the end of a word means infection of that organ.

Hepatitis B got its name because it was discovered before Hepatitis A. There is also a Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E all refer to diseases of the liver.

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Is there any vaccine for hepatitis b carrier?

There is no vaccine for someone who already has the virus. That being said, you should get the Hepatitis A vaccine to further protect yourself, and your liver, should you be exposed to it. As a carrier of Hep b you should know that you should never share toothbrushes or razors. Avoid alcohol to avoid further damaging your liver. Also, everyone in your household should be vaccinated against Hep b. Always use condoms with intercourse, because Hep b can be spread through bodily secretions, and make sure that your partner knows you are infected and that they get vaccinated to protect themselves.

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Is it true saliva can cause hepatitis b infection If so how?

Hepatitis B is NOT transmitted through saliva. The virus is transmitted in 1 of 3 ways

1. At birth, it can be passed from an infected mother to her baby

2. Direct contact with infected blood (needle sticks, blood transfusions, wound to wound contact, etc)

3. Unprotected sex

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What body parts are affected by hepatitis?

Hepatitis affects the liver.

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How is herpes virus related to autism?

The herpes virus is not related to autism.

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What kind of microbe causes hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus.

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What is the causative organism of Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver infection caused by hepatitis B virus. There is Hepatitis B virus in the blood and body fluids of infected persons. The disease can be transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and many other body fluids. These are some examples of how it can be transmitted into the body: Blood transfusions, contact with blood in health care settings, had direct contact with the blood of an infected person by touching an open wound or being stuck with a needle, had unprotected sex with an infected person, received a tattoo or acupuncture with contaminated material, shared needles during drug use, shared personal items (such as toothbrushes, razors, and nail clippers) with an infected person

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How many years does it take for hepatitis B and C to damage the liver completely?

The liver does regenerate, so the person would have to alter their lifestyle to make healthier choices. Such healthier choices have the ability to improve a person's prognosis. So it really depends on how well the infected individual takes care of themselves, as well as how well they adhere to their doctors advice regarding pharmaceutical treatment. Without treatment or a healthy lifestyle, the liver could be damaged in a little over a year.

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Does hepatitis A cause an enlarged liver?

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver, so yes, it can cause an enlarged and tender liver. Those symptoms should resolve as the infection subsides.

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What type of Risk behaviors can increase chance of infection for hepatitis c?

Sharing needles , having frequent sex

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How do you get bad eyesight?

By doing things like reading in the dark and (if you already have glasses) not wearing them or wearing them when not needed. Also, it can just be genetic.

Also staring in bright light for long and not wearing sunglasses in the sun, looking at brightly/sharply reflecting objects, using your phone or computer in insufficient lighting and not eating right foods that improve or make your eyes better: carrots, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, spinach, turkey, sardines and more. These foods provide vitamin C, Omega3 fats and zinc (plus the B-vitamin niacin, which specifically protects against cataracts).

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How long will you live with hepatitis c?

You can live a full healthy life with Hep C. In most cases Hep C infections in your 20-40s and you can easily live into your 70s before ever having to take any sort of treatment. The trick is to take care of yourself.

the most you need to do is increase your immune system
70 to 80 years

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Can mosquito transfer hepatitis?

no

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List of Organic compound use in medicine?

lipid and protein

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What should you eat if you have pancreatic and hepatic disease?

NO DAIRY PRODUCTS - Refrain from ingesting cream, butter, cheese and any other dairy foods. You should maintain a low-fat diet for the duration of your illness, and for six months after you are well. In case you don't know this, drinking anything containing alcohol is harmful to both the pancreas and the liver. You should completely abstain from alcohol.

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I work at a hospital, and they have pamphlet that explain diets for just about every disease in the world. Go up to your local hospital, and ask them where you might find educational information. My hospital has a library, but usually the information staff will direct you where to go, also, there is probably a lot of info on the internet. I know that with Pancreatic disorders you want to stay away from coffee and caffeine. And with both Pancreatic and Hepatic disorders you want to altogether stop taking products containing Acetameophine (Tylenol is the trade name for Acetametophene, and Exedrine containes Acetameophene).

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Can hepatitis c be transmitted from female to male during intercourse?

Yes

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What is the incubation period for hepatitis c?

For viral hepatitis, the incubation period (the time it takes for a person to become infected after being exposed) varies depending on which hepatitis virus causes the disease: * For hepatitis A, the incubation period is 2 to 6 weeks. * For hepatitis B, the incubation period is between 4 and 20 weeks. * For hepatitis C, it's estimated that the incubation period is 2 to 26 weeks. Hepatitis A is usually active for a short period of time and once a person recovers, he or she can no longer pass the virus to other people. It's practically unheard for people to become chronic carriers of hepatitis A. Almost all previously healthy persons who develop hepatitis A will completely recover from their illness in a few weeks or months without long-term complications. With hepatitis B, 85% to 90% of patients recover from their illness completely within 6 months, without long-term complications. However, 75% to 85% of those who are infected with hepatitis C do notrecover completely and are more likely to continue to have a long-term infection. People with hepatitis B (the percentage who don't recover completely) or hepatitis C who continue to be infected can go on to develop chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver (the chronic degeneration and disruption of the structure of the liver). Some people with hepatitis B or C may also become lifelong carriers of these viruses and can spread them to other people.

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Is Gilbert's syndrome fatal?

It's harmless in itself. However, it might indicate a more serious condition that could potentially be fatal.

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What is the prognosis for autoimmune hepatitis?

In spite of treatment autoimmune hepatitis can re-erupt at any time, and may continue to damage and scar the liver. The rate of progression varies considerably from patient to patient.

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What causes MPS IV B?

MPS IV B is considered the milder form of the condition. The enzyme, beta-galactosidase, is deficient in MPS IV B. The gene involved with MPS IV B (GLB1) is located on chromosome 3.

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Difference between hepatic and post hepatic jaundice?

Hepatic Jaundice is caused by the livers inability to soak up and filter Billirubin from the blood stream. Its is primarily caused by damaged liver cells and can be associated with Cirrhosis, Hepatitis or Cancer. Post Hepatic Jaundice is caused by the livers inability to excrete billirubin into gall bladder via the common biliary duct. The livers inability to excrete billirubin causes it to build up in the liver and result in post hepatic jaundice. Common causes of the inability to excrete through the biliary duct include Gall Stones or a severely inflamed Gall Bladder.

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You have hepatitis c you have a cold want can i take to help you?

Anything that doesn't contain Acetaminophen. It also depends on what stage you are in. Chronic-definatley ask your Doctor. No showing symptoms-anything as long as it isn't in excess.

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