Ayurveda

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is caused by inflammation of the liver which results in redness and swelling of the liver. Liver is a vital organ. Liver failure is dangerous and needs timely transplantation. Liver is very crucial for excreting the harmful waste of the body. If liver is affected, the whole body will be affected.


What are the Functions of the Liver ?

The liver is involved in the following functions:

  • Removes toxins from the blood.
  • Resists infection, helps in digestion.
  • Store house of nutrients & energy.

No person can liver without liver.


What Causes Hepatitis A ?

The hepatitis is caused by the hepatitis A virus.

Anyone can be affected by hepatitis A. But some are at higher risk. They are:

  • Persons travel;ling to developing countries
  • People who stay with the hepatitis infected person
  • Eating food cooked by an infected person who did not wash his/her hands prior to cooking
  • Addicts of illegal drugs (including non-injection drugs)
  • Gays
  • Placing a finger or an object that is contaminated with infected person’s stools
  • Having sex with a a person who is sill ill


What are the Modes of Transformation of Hepatitis A Virus?

  • By some one who sneezes or coughs at you
  • By social contact ( sitting with, hugging, kissing the infected)

Children affected by hepatitis A often exhibits flu like symptoms


Are There any Tests for Hepatitis A?

Blood tests will show if you have hepatitis A or another type of hepatitis.


Treatment for Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis get cured without any medication in week. But if you are old and symptoms persist take the hep of a physician.
Timely dose of Hepatitis A immune globulin given immediately after the exposure of the virus prevents from falling sick.


General Advice

  • Avoid alcohol as it burdens liver.
  • Take rest.
  • Consult your family doctor for further guidance.


Prophylaxis & Prevention of Hepatitis A

Vaccination is available for Hepatitis A.

4 responses to Hepatitis A

  1. Hepatitis could lead to liver cirrhosis if you did not maintain a healthy lifestyle.”,.

  2. we should always be very careful about getting hepatitis because this disease is very very dangerous and deadly *-;

  3. we should always be very careful about getting hepatitis because this disease is very very dangerous and deadly *-“

  4. we should always be very careful about getting hepatitis because this disease is very very dangerous and deadly *-“

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