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Learn About The Common Symptoms Of Hepatitis Today!

Posted By: Chandana Rao

Imagine that you are affected by viral flu. One of the first things you notice is that, your body temperature rises, your throat could become sore, you start to feel extremely weak, etc., right?

Well, these are called the symptoms of flu and without them it would have been extremely difficult to find out what disease the person has been affected by!

We know that in our lifetime, we could be affected by a few diseases at least, if not many and it is always important to get treated in time.

The symptoms or signs that show that something is not right with your health definitely help a person to get help in time.

However, there are some diseases in which the symptoms may not be apparent or may not start to show until it is too late!

hepatitis symptoms

Cancer, one of the deadliest diseases known to man is one such disease in which the symptoms may not show up until the last stages!

So, the only way for people to get treatment in time, for diseases which do not show symptoms is to have a thorough knowledge about the diseases and their symptoms and also to keep a close check on your health!

Sometimes, even the tiniest of changes in your health could be a symptom of a major disease.

Now, hepatitis is an inflammatory condition which affects the liver and when not treated on time, it could lead to death, as it affects one of the vital organs of the human body!

Hepatitis is usually spread through a virus; however, there are other types of hepatitis which can be caused by autoimmune conditions and also from alcohol abuse.

There are 5 types of viral hepatitis, namely, hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. So with the World Hepatitis Day just around we have listed the common symptoms of the different types  of hepatitis, here.


1. Hepatitis A

The common symptoms - Pain in the abdomen, joints and muscles, nausea, loose motions, vomiting, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, etc.


2. Hepatitis B

The common symptoms - Abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, fluid in the stomach, nausea, yellowish skin, swollen blood vessels, dark urine, etc.


3. Hepatitis C

The common symptoms - Abdominal bleeding, blood in the stools, fluid in the abdomen, nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, swollen blood vessels.


4. Hepatitis D

The common symptoms - Pain in the abdomen, weight loss, chorionic fatigue, yellow skin and eyes, etc.


5. Hepatitis E

The common symptoms - Abdominal pain, pain in the joints, vomiting, nausea, pale stools, fever, dark urine, yellow skin, eyes and nails.


6. Autoimmune Hepatitis

The common symptoms - Severe body pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, chances of developing other autoimmune disease, yellowish skin, skin rashes, loss of menstruation in women.


7. Alcoholic Hepatitis

The common symptoms - Abdominal pain, bloating, fluid in the stomach, nausea, build up of fluid in the lungs, build up of toxins in the body, liver failure.

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
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