Hepatitis - symptom, Treatment of Hepatitis
Common viral illness characterized by fatigue and jaundice. In common parlance, 'jaundice' is often synonymously used with hepatitis. Hepatitis is suspected when: A bout of mild fever and malaise is followed by nausea. Dark urine, (brown or dark yellow) is noticed before yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes and of the tongue. .Other parts of the body that show up jaundice as it deepens are the soles of the feet and hands. The appearance of jaundice is usually fraught with alarm, and a flurry of 'home .remedies.' Like all viral illnesses, there is no cure' for hepatitis. There are a large number of patent formulations on the market, all guaranteed to 'cure' hepatitis. While Ayurvedic drugs, prescribed by a qualified Vaidya may shonen the duration of illness and improve well-being, patent remedies are best avoided. If jaundice is noticed, all medication should be reviewed by your doctor. Medication which is otherwise essential may be dangerous in the presence of hepatitis. The appearance of jaundice need not mean severe dietary restriction. Nausea and lack of appetite already restrict the patients meals. Apart from alcohol, everything-within good sense-may be ea en or drunk without ill-effects. "Outside food" -as anything that's not horne-cooked is labeled-is best avoided.
Hepatitis A virus.
When hepatitis is suspected, liver function tests are done. They may have to be repeated during the course of the illness. The question that most concerns the doctor is:
Has the infection left any residual disease in the liver?
Hepatitis A generally does not, but the other viruses may leave the liver with a lingering illness. Following these infections, the patient may continue to harbor (carry) the virus and be capable of infecting others (carrier status+ve). Complications in Hepatitis A infection are rare, but dreaded. Severe infection may culminate in liver failure.
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