4 Simple Tips on How to Prevent Hepatitis

Hepatitis can be prevented

Hepatitis can be prevented

Hepatitis refers to a health condition wherein the liver is inflamed due to viral infection. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C which are what we call the three main types of hepatitis.

Hepatitis A is primarily transmitted through fecal and oral contact. This means that the Hepatitis A virus can be spread by being in contact with people who are diagnosed with Hepatitis A or by consuming drinks and beverages that are feces laden (no matter how small the amount is).

Hepatitis B and C are primarily transmitted through contact with body fluids such as semen and infected blood. This means that the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses can be transmitted through sexual activity, sharing of needles either through medical procedures or drug use and even passed on from mother to child upon giving birth.

There are vaccinations to prevent Hepatitis A and B but not Hepatitis C. Here are a few preventive tips that might help lower the chances of getting hepatitis.

  • Regularly wash your hands.

Hand washing is one great, simple and often overlooked preventive tip for contacting most diseases and illnesses. Hand washing is particularly effective in preventing Hepatitis A as this type of Hepatitis is transmitted through the fecal – oral route. Wash your hands often most especially if you do not know who is handling the food you’re about to consume or how the food is prepared.

  • Observe proper use of needles. Ensure that needles are used for one time only and are not recycled.
  • Get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B.
  • Practice safe sex. Always be protected.

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10 simple steps to Avoid Symptoms of Hepatitis

Symptoms of Hepatitis

Symptoms of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation to liver and sometimes it causes Jaundice, anorexia.  It causes by hepatitis viruses or sometimes causes by toxic substances. Jaundice is actually one of the symptoms of hepatitis.

How we will be able to know that we are suffering from hepatitis? When hepatitis is acute, one will lose his appetite for food, vomiting, color of eyes and urine will be yellowish. Sometimes it causes itchy skin, diarrhea and mild fever.

At the primary stage, it happens often that there is no symptom. In most cases, hepatitis B and C can be cured, but in most cases, it shows no symptoms before it turns to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer.

As it works silently as carbon mono oxide, we have to be careful and take steps to prevent hepatitis.

–         Must take the antidote of hepatitis and B.

–         Have to control body weight.

–         Try to avoid alcohol and  stop smoking cigarettes.

–         Take as much vegetables and fruits as possible and avoid oily food.

–         Diabetics and hypertension should be under control.

–         Wash your hand every time you use toilet.

–         Avoid taking raw vegetables.

–         All should practice risk free sex.

–         Always use your personal toothbrush, glass, razor or manicure pedicure equipments.

–         Always drink purified water.

Getting attacked by hepatitis is a great threat to the largest gland of human body. Let’s keep it safe by leading a routine and healthy life. Lastly, you should take 3-shots of Hepatitis vaccination as soon as you can if you have not done that. I have done it 10 years ago. Have you?

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