Common Types of Viral Hepatitis and How to Treat Them
Hepatitis is a condition referred to as the inflammation of the liver. It’s usually caused by a viral infection. Treatment for viral hepatitis varies depending on which type of hepatitis you have. Let us unveil three of the most common type of viral hepatitis and how to treat them.
- Hepatitis A
This type of hepatitis is caused by an infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It spreads when one consumes food and water contaminated with feces from a person with hepatitis A. However, this type won’t lead to long-term infection and usually won’t cause any complications. Your liver will heal within two months. You can prevent it with a vaccine and with the help of home health services in Covina, California.
- Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B can be transmitted through with infectious body fluids containing the hepatitis B virus (HBV). People with this type of hepatitis will recover in 6 months, but sometimes, it causes a long-term infection and may lead to liver damage. The good thing, however, is that you won’t catch hepatitis B if you get a vaccine. Consult your home health care provider if you need any.
- Hepatitis C
It comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV and is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids. Various people with this type don’t have any symptoms. Moreover, 80% of those with Hepatitis C get a long-term infection. There’s no vaccine to prevent it.
Hepatitis A is always an acute, short-term disease while hepatitis B and C are more likely to become ongoing and chronic. Nevertheless, a home health care agency in Covina, California is still ready to help you in treating your condition.
For any types of condition, may it be Hepatitis or a more chronic one, nurses and other healthcare professionals at 24 Seven Home Health, Inc. is always ready and capable to attend to your needs.