Hepatitis is a viral infection.
Symptoms: Fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, stomach pain, a mild fever, yellow skin and eyes, headaches.
Hepatitis goes through the acute phase where there could potentially be no symptoms for weeks. But when Hepatitis B and C become chronic there could be no symptoms for years.
Hepatitis primarily affects the liver.
Treatment: A&E- Bedrest, abstaining from alcohol, and taking medication to help relieve symptoms. Most cases of A&E get well on there own.
Treatment: B-could clear up on its own, C- antiviral medication. Types B,C, and D could potentially need a liver transplant.
3.2 million people in the U.S. are with chronic Hepatitis C.
1.2 million are living with Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis is more common in Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.