With everything we do- the food we eat, the drinks we choose to consume and also the medication we take -the organ that bears the consequences of most of our choices, is the liver.
Hepatitis is a condition caused by virus that inflames the liver and shows symptoms in the entire body. What we are focusing on in this blog, is hepatitis A. understand it better by reading further.
What is Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a virus called HAV- Hepatitis A Virus which causes infection that is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated by feces of a person infected with hepatitis A.
It is obvious that there can absolutely be no direct communication of the virus from feces to a healthy person, but it is communicated if you consume fruits, vegetables, or other foods that were contaminated with the virus during handling of them.
Hepatitis A: Symptoms
- Pain in abdomen
- Loss of appetite
Hepatitis A: Diagnosis & Treatments
There are blood tests that can confirm an infection with HAV and antibodies that can detect both acute infection and a past infection. Vinn hospital’s diagnostic department can help you with their diagnostic services if you need one.
Treatment for hepatitis A consists of taking the preventative measures and self-care. There can be medications prescribed for relieving symptoms, and pain but there is no treatment yet to cure hepatitis A. it just tends to heal over a few months, with rest and proper diet.
Hepatitis A: Prevention
- The best and most effective prevention of Hepatitis A is vaccination
- Try avoiding food and water from any place other than your home
- Do not forget to wash your hands before having food
- Drink plenty of water, keep your body well hydrated
- Do not go to places that are crowded or unhygienic
- Visit the doctor immediately if you see signs of Hepatitis A
We, at Vinn hospital, have an excellent team of doctors, that are efficient and excellent in their fields of expertise. We ensure proper care and medication for the critical period and press on diligent follow ups to see how you are recovering. We understand the troubles your body is going through and help you be relieved of them in the most comfortable manner possible.
About The Doctor:Dr. Rajesh Vukkala is Senior Consultant in Internal Medicine, with many years of clinical experience both in India and Abroad.
Been a student of Osmania Medical College at Hyderabad and having done MD (General Medicine) and MRCP(UK), he has a vast experience in multiple medical specialities and training junior doctors & medical staff, even during his Senior Residency in Nizams.
He has pursued a prolonged career in the field specialist training in General/Internal Medicine along with active involvement in specialities like Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Acute Medicine, Emergency and Geriatric Medicine in UK for 12 years.
About the Hospital:
Vinn Hospital has been providing comprehensive treatments and care for its patients, with the best in class doctors, specialists and support staff. Our teams and units are dedicated in their cause to ensure optimum health for all our patients. Vinn Multi Speciality Hospital has the best, state-of-the art facilities, which treat an array of diseases and disorders all under one roof
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