Hepatitis Treatment in Lexington, KY
Do you experience fatigue, flu, abdominal pain, and yellow skin? Hepatitis, also known as liver inflammation is caused by the hepatitis virus, which can be spread in different ways through sexual contact, sharing needles, or eating unclean food. Different types of infectious viruses cause hepatitis and are classified as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. If you are noticing signs or symptoms of hepatitis, visit Dr. Jesus V. Tovar, M.D. at Invictus4Core. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr, Ste 101, Lexington, KY 40517.
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Hepatitis is typically caused by poor health practices or risky behavior. For example, poor personal hygiene can result in contamination of food or drink with bodily fluids. Contamination of food or drink leads to an appetite loss that makes a person susceptible to starvation. This poor practice is known as ‘skeletal malaise’ because it causes a person suffering from it to lose their appetite- literally their bones as well as their appetite. Similarly, risky sexual behavior such as multiple sex partners or direct blood contact with an infected person can result in contamination of the reproductive organs with virus-laden bodily fluids. When this happens, it leads to painful and disfiguring conditions known as sexually transmitted disorders (STDs).
If left untreated, viral forms of hepatitis can lead to serious conditions such as cirrhosis and hepatic failure (liver failure). Furthermore, the chances for a person with viral hepatitis to contract other infectious diseases such as HIV or cancer increase dramatically due to compromised liver function. Therefore, it’s crucial that persons with viral forms of hepatitis maintain good health practices to avoid compromising their health further.
At present there are no medications that effectively treat all types of viral hepatitis besides supportive care such as rest and nutrition preservation. Therefore, it’s essential that patients stay hydrated and avoid alcohol consumption while recovering from viral hepatitis. Blood products such as plasma or platelets may also trigger re-emergence of disease once bodily filters become unbalanced again. In addition, certain cancers (specifically Epstein Barr virus) have been known to transfer into the liver where they rapidly destroy its function in a process called ‘hepatotropic carcinoma.’ Therefore, persons who have been diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus should avoid close physical contact with blood or blood products while they recover from viral disease.
Hepatitis can be a life-threatening illness if left untreated, so patients should avoid dangerous health practices that could lead them into illness states via bodily fluid contamination. Since there is no cure for viral hepatitis at present, patients should focus on good health practices to maintain their health during recovery.
Hepatitis is a viral liver disorder that can be spread through blood and bodily fluids. There are many types of hepatitis, including viral, bacterial and autoimmune hepatitis. Most types of hepatitis are contagious and can be passed from human to human. Hepatitis can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand the symptoms and treatment options for hepatitis.
All types of hepatitis are caused by an inability of the liver to filter out harmful substances from the body. Viral hepatitis- primarily caused by the hepatitis A, B and C viruses- is the most common form of hepatitis. Other types of viral hepatitis include delta hepatitis, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, alimentary canal adenovirus and mophead virus. Bacterial and autoimmune forms of hepatitis also exist. However, viral hepatitis is by far the most common type of hepatitis worldwide.
Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of viral hepatitis. Your doctor will:
– Ask questions about your medical history
– Do medical examination
A blood test to look for parts of the virus or antibodies your body makes in response to the virus. Other tests can measure the amount of virus in the blood.
Hepatitis A, B, and C all start as an acute (short-term) infection. Some acute infections can develop into lifelong chronic infections. Your doctor may do blood tests to see if the infection is acute or chronic.
Hepatitis A only causes acute infection. Most people recover without lasting health problems.
Hepatitis B and C can cause acute and chronic infections. Some people recover from an acute infection and are unable to pass the infection on to others. In others, the infection becomes chronic and can be transmitted to other people.
Chronic hepatitis A and B can lead to serious health problems such as:
– Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver
– Liver cancer
– Liver failure
Most people recover from hepatitis A with no treatment or long-lasting health problems.
Effective treatment for viral hepatitis reduces jaundice, promotes recovery and prevents disease progression. This includes rest from unhealthy behaviors such as excessive eating or drinking excessively, stress and exposure to cold temperatures. Drinking adequate amounts of water also helps your body recover from illness by reducing inflammatory responses in your body. Additionally, eating a balanced diet rich in protein, vegetables and carbohydrates helps your liver function normally while avoiding excess rich foods that promote disease progression- your doctor can recommend foods you can eat while recovering from acute viral hepatitis that leads to jaundice.
Patients recovering from acute viral hepatitis should follow strict dietary guidelines to promote proper liver function during this vulnerable time. Additionally, rest from unhealthy behaviors such as excessive eating or drinking minimizes regression while treatment reduces damage to healthy organs during this time. Strict compliance with medical recommendations during recovery promotes a faster return to health while reducing risk factors for future viral infections damaging your liver cells that lead to jaundice.
To learn more, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 3150 Custer Dr Suite 101, Lexington, KY 40517. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Nicholasville KY, Keene KY, Brannon Woods KY, Picadome KY, and all other surrounding areas in KY.
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