"The human body is a perfect design,and the Liver is one of the most important organs of that perfection."
The liver is one of the body's powerhouses. It helps process nutrients and metabolizes medication. The liver also helps clear the body of toxic waste products.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by one of many things — including a bacterial infection, liver injury caused by a toxin (poison), and even an attack on the liver by the body's own immune system. However, the condition is usually caused by a virus. There are 6 known kinds of viral hepatitis: A, B, C, D, E, and G. The three most common hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. They differ in how they are transmitted, as well as how long and how severely they can affect you. For example, hepatitis A and E, milder forms,are spread through contaminated foods or water, while hepatitis B,C, and D,more serious forms, are spread through contact with human blood or by sexual activity (primarily B). Hepatitis B and C (also called HBV and HCV) have the greatest potential to damage your liver in the long term. There is a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B, but not for hepatitis C.
Why is liver damage dangerous?
You can't live without a liver. Your liver works in many important ways: it keeps poisons (including alcohol and drugs) from harming your body; it makes necessary body chemicals (fats, proteins, cholesterol); and it performs hundreds of other roles to keep you healthy. A damaged liver can't handle all of these tasks very well, putting your life in serious danger.
Hepatitis C can lead to permanent liver damage that may require a liver transplant. In fact, almost one third of all liver transplants in the U.S. were needed because the people had hepatitis C.
Hepatitis infection causes inflammation of the liver, which means that the liver becomes swollen and damaged and begins losing its ability to function. People with hepatitis often get symptoms similar to those caused by other virus infections, such as weakness, tiredness, and nausea. Because the symptoms of hepatitis are similar to other conditions, it's easy for someone who has it to confuse it with another illness.
In addition, people with hepatitis A may not show any symptoms, so the infection can go undiagnosed. People with hepatitis B or C infection also may not show symptoms right away, but can develop health problems from the infection many years later. Even when infected people don't have any symptoms, they can still pass the disease on to others.
Symptoms of hepatitis include:
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- yellowing of the skin and eyes, known as jaundice
- nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite
- abdominal pain (on the upper right side)
- light-colored bowel movements
- dark-colored urine