Hepatitis Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Definition of PCR, or Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, is a biochemical technique performed in laboratories. Learn more about what it is used for.
Hepatitis and Blood Donation
If you had any kind of viral hepatitis at any time since age 11, you're not able to donate blood. Learn about the restrictions with hepatitis exposure.
What you need to know about current HCV medications
Learn all about the current oral medications used to treat and eradicate hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Definition
Learn more about HBsAG, one of the markers a doctor will look for when testing for a hepatitis B infection.
What is a Clinician?
A clinician is anyone who has patient healthcare responsibilities. There are several healthcare professionals who are considered clinicians.
Ascites and Cirrhosis Caused by Chronic Hepatitis
Ascites is extra fluid in the space between the tissues lining the abdomen and the organs in the abdominal cavity (such as the liver and stomach).
The 7 Hepatitis C Genotypes and Treatment Information
There are 11 different genetic strains (or genotypes) of hepatitis C virus, although the highest prevalence is seen with genotypes 1 through 7.
Blood Tests for Hepatitis C Viral Infection
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. Doctors use blood tests to diagnose hepatitis C infection, determine the best course of treatment and monitor its progress. Three common types of hepatitis C blood tests are antibody tests, genotyping and hepatitis C RNA. This article discusses each of these.
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What Role Does the Immune System Play in Hepatitis?
What role does the immune system play in hepatitis? Learn about its role in developing, fighting and treating various forms of hepatitis.
What Does Hepatitis C Virus Look Like?
What does the hepatitis C virus look like? Though it's too small to see, it's possible to use a model to describe how the virus might actually appear.
A Story of Successful Hepatitis C Treatment
In this interview, a hospital nurse describes how he lives his life with a career, family, and hepatitis C.
Understanding the Liver and its Many Vital Functions
The liver is absolutely crucial to life. Because it is responsible for so many vital functions, when the liver is damaged, your health is affected.
Why Is There No Vaccine For Hepatitis C?
There currently is no hepatitis C vaccine because of unique obstacles inherent to the virus itself and modeling problems, but that could soon change.
What You Should Know About the Spread of Hepatitis From Sex
Which hepatitis viruses are spread through sexual contact? Each hepatitis virus has its own risk and you are more likely to get some types of hepatitis from sex than others.
Prevent Hepatitis C - How to Prevent Hepatitis C
There's lots of talk about how to prevent exposure to hepatitis C, and with good reason! There are 170 million cases worldwide and nearly 4 million in the United States. But, there's a lot of stuff you can do without worry about being exposed to hepatitis C virus. Here are 10 wonderfully enjoyable activities you can do and not catch hepatitis C.
What Is the Fecal-Oral Route?
Learn how hepatitis A and hepatitis E spread from person to person along the fecal-oral route and how to prevent fecal-oral spread.
Does Sex Spread Hepatitis C?
Is hepatitis C spread by having sex? Yes, but it's not as easy as you think.
Can Sharing a Drink Spread Hepatitis C
Can you get hepatitis C by sharing a glass with someone who is infected? The answer is no. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood.
Can You Be an Organ Donor If You Have Hepatitis?
You can be an organ donor with hepatitis. People who were positive for hep B and/or C virus donated more than 1,200 organs for transplant 2011.
How Long Can Hepatitis Viruses Live Outside the Body?
Hepatitis viruses can live outside the body but each one varies depending on conditions. Read this frequently asked question about hepatitis exposure.
How do Peginterferon alfa 2a and alfa 2b Differ?
Pegylated interferons are powerful drugs that treat viral hepatitis. What is the difference between Peginterferon alfa 2a and alfa 2b?
Who Can Treat Hepatitis?
There are many clinicians who can treat your hepatitis, from primary care physicians and nurses to gastroenterologists and hepatologists.
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Ribavirin Treatment Adverse Effects for Hepatitis C
Ribavirin is an antiviral medication that is usually taken with interferon. Here are the most common adverse effects when treating hepatitis C.
How Do Microbes Make People Sick?
What are microbes and what role do they play in keeping the human body healthy as well as causing illness? Learn about the germs that cause hepatitis.
Peritoneal Fluid in Hepatitis Infections
Peritoneal fluid can accumulate in the abdomens of patients with hepatitis B in a condition known as ascites. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
What is the Spleen?
What is the function and location of the spleen, and what are some associated problems? What happens when the spleen is removed?
Treating Hepatitis B With Tenofovir
Tenofovir is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis B. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness and warnings.
Organs and Function of the Immune System
The organs of the immune system work together to fight infections.
What is the Liver?
What is the liver? Learn about this important organ that aids in metabolism and other processes.
Why Mosquitoes Don't Spread Hepatitis
Learn how the biology of how mosquitoes bite actually prevents them from spreading hepatitis.
Is Hepatitis B Spread Through Sex?
Learn about how the hepatitis B virus can be transmitted sexually, how to prevent your infection, and other ways you can become infected with HBV.
Understanding How Tylenol Causes Liver Damage
Tylenol is very safe in recommended doses, but can damage the liver if taken carelessly. Here's how Tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver.
Kissing and Risk of Hepatitis: Should You Be Worried?
As a rule, you can't catch viral hepatitis from a kiss. Here we look at ways that hepatitis can be transmitted including blood, needles, and sex.
Lymphopenia: Lacking Lymphocytes
Lymphopenia is a common side effect of medications used to treat chronic viral hepatitis. Learn more about this condition and some of the other causes.
What Is the Best Diet For Cirrhosis?
What is the best diet for cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis may need a special diet because of complications like ascites and hypoglycemia.
How to Lower Your Risk of Developing Viral Hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is caused by viruses that infect the liver. You can follow some basic strategies to protect yourself from most viral hepatitis infections.
Understanding the 5 Kinds of Hepatitis
Confused about the different types of hepatitis? Here's our comprehensive article about what differentiates them and how to prevent exposure.
Facts about Hepatitis D Infection
Hepatitis D infection is caused by a defective virus as it is completely dependent on Hepatitis B virus for the process of propagation. Read more about it here.
Hepatitis in Dogs and Cats
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver and it can affect animals such as cats and dogs.
Types of Hepatitis - Different Types of Hepatitis
Hepatitis in general means
Is Hepatitis A the Same as Hepatitis B?
Though hepatitis A and B share a few physiognomies, they do have their own notable differences.
What Is a Hepatologist? - Hepatitis Terms
Hepatitis is one of the main reasons for seeking advice from a certified hepatologist, although patients are frequently referred for other causes.
Hepatitis C Treatment Studies
Sofosbuvir plus Velpatasvir for HCV: recently published results in NEJM
What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis?
The symptoms of hepatitis vary depending on what type of the disease a person has. It is also very hard to know if you have the disease without a doctor.
HCV RNA Tests for Hepatitis C Infections
HCV RNA tests are essential for diagnosing and treating hepatitis C infections. Here's a brief description of the two types and how they are used.
Pegasys Medication Side Effects
A complete list of side effects for Pegasys, a medication prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B and other liver problems.
What to Do If Your Hepatitis C Treatment Coverage Is Denied
What options are available for patients with hepatitis C who are denied treatment coverage or payment
Hepatitis B Medications Along With Their Pros and Cons
Chronic hepatitis B has several approved drugs for treatment. Learn about the various hepatitis B medications and some of their pros and cons.
Is Curing Hepatitis C With Medications Possible?
The term ‘cure’ is such a powerful word with such important implications that liver specialists and virologists avoided using it for decades to describe one outcome of hepatitis C therapy.
Link between Hepatitis and Thyroid Diseases
Hepatitis can significantly put a person at a higher risk of getting thyroid diseases.
Checklist: Do I Have Hepatitis?
Learn more about what it really takes to be ultimately healthy by creating your own hepatitis checklist.
Hepatitis and Liver Cancer
If you are one of those individuals who suffer from hepatitis or other forms of hepatitis, it is imperative to consult your physician immediately to prevent the occurrence of serious complications such as liver cancer that can lead to sudden death.
Hepatitis and the Heart
Apart from the damage that hepatitis C does to your liver, it also jeopardizes the health of your cardiovascular or circulatory system, which is responsible for transporting nutrients, hormones, cellular waste products, and oxygen all throughout your body.
Hepatitis and Cirrhosis: Differences
Hepatitis and cirrhosis can prove detrimental to your liver. Read this article to know the differences between these two conditions.
Digestive System Anatomy for Hepatitis Patients Part 1
To further understand how each organ involved in the GI tract work together, and how other organs from different systems of the body compel to each other, it is imperative for hepatitis patients to understand first where the tract starts – the mouth.
Digestive System Anatomy for Hepatitis Patients Part Two
The stomach acts as a temporary storage for the chewed foods. Later, a soupy puree from the ball of chewed food, called chyme, is formed.
Digestive System Enzymes for Hepatitis Patients
It's very important for hepatitis patients to consider keeping a healthy digestive system and understanding the perks of upright digestive health.
Information About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a major public health problem. Hepatitis C is a disease caused by the hepatitis C virus and targets the liver, leading to inflammation. Unless the hepatitis C virus is cleared from the liver, fibrosis develops and usually leads to serious complications such as cirrhosis.
Hepatitis C Care: Foods and Drugs to Avoid
If you have Hepatitis C, use our comprehensive list of foods and medications that you should avoid.
Coffee and Liver Disease: Special Considerations for Hepatitis Patients
Here's our comprehensive article about the link between coffee and liver disease.
Understanding Embolization Therapy for Liver Cancer
Learn about embolization therapy for liver cancer with our comprehensive article on the three different kinds of embolization therapy.
Preventing Viral Hepatitis - Protecting Yourself From Hepatitis A, B and C
Viral hepatitis is caused by viruses that infect the liver. You can follow to protect yourself from most viral hepatitis infections. Page 2.
Jaundice and Viral Hepatitis - Signs and Symptoms
Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and is a classic symptom of hepatitis. Not everyone with hepatitis will develop jaundice.
Acute Viral Hepatitis - Symptoms and Signs
Wondering if that ache or pain could mean hepatitis? Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis are very similar, no matter what hepatitis you have.
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What Are the Causes of Cirrhosis?
The liver damaged cells are replaced with scar tissue called fibrosis. Extensive fibrosis is caused by cirrhosis, which can lead to serious liver problems.
Treating Hepatitis A with Immune Globulin
Immune globulin can be used to prevent hepatitis A or even treat hepatitis A after an exposure. Find out how hepatitis A immune globulin can help you.
Liver Enzymes AST and ALT in Hepatitis
Liver enzymes allow doctors to learn about the health of your liver. Two of them are useful for determining liver disease: AST and ALT.
Hepatitis and the Liver Biopsy
A liver biopsy is often necessary for people with hepatitis. It removes a very small piece of the liver using a special needle for it to be studied.
What Is Portal Hypertension?
Portal hypertension is a complication of liver disease. It's high blood pressure that affects the portal veins leading from the intestines to the liver.
Alcohol and Cirrhosis - Liver Disease Risk Factors
Does drinking alcohol, such as beer or wine, cause liver cirrhosis? It's one of the causes, but some people are at more risk than others.
Diagnosing Cirrhosis Without a Biopsy
Is it possible to diagnose cirrhosis without a biopsy? Physicians can clinically diagnose cirrhosis caused by chronic liver disease without a liver biopsy.
Hepatitis C and Riba Rage Side Effects
What is riba rage? When people treat for hepatitis C, the medication they use has some serious side effects, such as psychiatric symptoms.
Can Mushrooms Cause Hepatitis?
Some species of mushrooms, such as Death Cap and Destroying Angels, can cause toxic hepatitis. These mushrooms are introduced and described.
Seven Methods of Hepatitis C Transmission
Hepatitis C can spread from person to person in various ways, though they all involve some type of direct contact with infected blood.
Definition of Incubation Period
Learn more about what an incubation period is and how the incubation period differs between the five different types of hepatitis.
Leading Scientists in Hepatitis and Liver Disease
One of the most important scientists with discoveries regarding hepatitis is Baruch Blumberg who came up with the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Digestion Physiology for Hepatitis Patients
It is necessary to know how the processes occur within the digestive system to understand what goes amiss with a person who bears the brunt of hepatitis.
The Link between Muscle Problems and Hepatitis
The muscle and joint complications of hepatitis C infections occur when the immune system contests the virus.
How Are Liver Disease, Hepatitis, and Stroke Linked?
Hepatitis, liver disorders, and stroke are quite related to each other. Symptoms and adversities are somewhat the same.
Where to Find the Best Online Resources for Hepatitis C Patients
A guide to the best online resources for patients with hepatitis C
Association between Fatty Liver and Hepatitis
Fatty liver has become an extremely common finding in today's world. Our lifestyle has an important role to play here, but apart from that, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can also serve as a cause for this condition.
What Are the Side Effects of Peginterferon Treatment?
Peginterferon has many side effects, but it's part of the best treatment available for hepatitis C. Here are the most common side effects.
Milk Thistle and Hepatitis Overview
Milk thistle is popular for treating chronic hepatitis. Here are answers to the most asked questions about what milk thistle is and how it works.
Ongoing Problems with Hepatitis E
Understanding of hepatitis E is focal to public health and prevention is a must for ducking complications.
Herbal Medicine and Liver Damage
Here are seven medicinal herbs, traditionally used around the world, that have documented evidence of causing liver damage.
How to Interpret Your Hepatitis Test Results
If you want to know how to interpret your hepatitis test results, continue reading this article to discover that vital information.
Liver Diseases and Their History
History often serves as a future indicator and helps hepatitis patients focus and redirect efforts toward achieving goals in their life.
An Overview of the Five Types of Hepatitis
What is hepatitis? The most well-known causes of hepatitis are from five viruses, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D and hepatitis E.
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Understanding Hepatitis C Treatment
It was in 2012 that the introduction of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) ushered in a new era of hepatitis C therapy, offering cure rates of up to 99%.
Association between Hepatitis B Virus and Renal Disease
Hepatitis B virus can cause various complications. One of them is glomerulonephritis which is a type of disease the affects the kidneys.
Medical Tourism: Getting Hep C Medicine from India
For decades, people have traveled to other countries to obtain either newer therapies that are unapproved in the United States.
Hepatitis C Can Cause Rheumatic Diseases
If you have joints pain or your muscles ache badly, make sure that you get yourself tested for HCV infection also.
Hepatitis and Liver Disease Doctors Salaries
If you are suffering from any liver disease, you should approach a hepatologist or gastroenterologist. Read the article to know more about this.
10 Facts About Hepatitis C You Should Know
Statistics and information about hepatitis C, a liver disease caused by a virus. About 3.5 million Americans are chronically infected with HCV.
Ribavirin Drug and Treatment for Hepatitis C
Ribavirin is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis C. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness, and warnings.
10 Complications of Hepatitis
Hepatitis can lead to other diseases. While some are rare, some complications, like fibrosis and cirrhosis, are very common. This article identifies some of the most encountered diseases most linked with hepatitis.
Cirrhosis of the Liver Facts and Information
Cirrhosis is the extensive scarring of the liver caused by long-term injury, most often due to alcoholism or a chronic infection like hepatitis C.
Heavy Drinking and Chronic Hepatitis C
There is a strong link between alcohol intake and the development, progression and severity of liver disease in people with chronic hepatitis C.
Chronic Hepatitis C Complications
Chronic hepatitis C affects the liver, but it's also associated with many extrahepatic diseases. Here's a list of some of them.
Diagnosing Hepatitis: Signs, Symptoms and Tests
Doctors use several methods to help diagnose hepatitis, including blood tests to detect elevated liver enzymes and antibodies, MRIs, and liver biopsy.
Good Diet and Nutrition for Chronic Hepatitis
What should someone with chronic hepatitis eat? The answer may surprise you: Basic nutritional principles are enough for people with hepatitis.
Breastfeeding and Viral Hepatitis - Pregnancy Risks
While scientific evidence suggests that the breastfeeding is safe in mothers with viral hepatitis, precautions may need to be taken in some cases.
What is Hepatitis? Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment
What is hepatitis? Learn the basics of hepatitis and understand the major symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatments associated with the disease.
Can Baby Get Hepatitis C?
Can a pregnant woman give hepatitis C to her baby? Yes, but not very often and the outcome may not be as dangerous as one might think.
Can I Catch Hepatitis A from Restaurant Food?
Hepatitis A sometimes is spread by food handlers in restaurants. Does this mean that restaurants are dangerous places where people can be exposed to hepatitis A? Not really. Though this is a good time to talk about hand washing!
Hepatitis Living and Treatment Guide
Today, living with hepatitis is possible thanks to modern medicine and preventive care. Learn more about what to do (and not do) to live a full life with chronic disease.
Hepatitis: Is Sleep Helpful?
Did you know that sleep is very helpful in treating hepatitis? It's very essential for you to have a good night's rest in your struggles against hepatitis.
Links between Hepatitis and Fatigue: This Will Surprise You!
Chronic fatigue is among the most popularly reported indications of hepatitis infection. It affects 75 percent of patients diagnosed with hepatitis
Do I Qualify for a Liver Transplant?
Liver transplantation is the best treatment option for some patients with acute or chronic liver disease which is progressive and life-threatening.
How to Prevent Hepatitis A With Vaccine
Hepatitis A vaccine provides effective protection against infection from the hepatitis A virus for up to 25 years. Immunization is strongly recommended for many people with an increased risk of exposure to hepatitis A virus.
What Is a Viral Load for Hepatitis?
A viral load is the measurement of the amount of virus in your blood, used to monitor chronic viral diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
What Is Hepatitis E? Six Important Facts
Hepatitis E is one of five viruses affecting the liver. But hepatitis E is self-limited, meaning patients will recover on their own without treatment.
Immune Globulin for Treating Viral Hepatitis
Immune globulin (IG) is a powerful therapy for treating hepatitis A and hepatitis B. IG, however, has limitations. This article discusses the uses of IG for treating HAV and HBV infections.
What Is Hepatitis C Infection?
Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease for almost 170 million people in the world and almost 4 million in the United States. The disease can be relatively simple for some, but for most it leads to a chronic condition of cirrhosis and other complications.
Hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure
If you have contracted viral hepatitis, you should be aware that acute liver failure is a rare but serious possible outcome of the infection.
Hepatitis Treatment and Sustained Virologic Response (SVR)
A sustained virologic control (SVR) means there is no evidence of hepatitis C in your blood and is considered a cure if lasting longer than 6 months.
What Are Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes?
Each hepatitis C virus is actually one of 6 major genotypes and 50 subtypes. Which genotype you have determines how easily you respond to treatment.
Viral Hepatitis and the Five Viruses That Cause It
Viral hepatitis is a liver disease caused by exposure to one of the five hepatitis viruses, named after a letter of the alphabet--hepatitis A through E.
What is Myalgia?
Myalgia is generalized muscle pain. Myalgia can be a symptom of viral hepatitis as well as other illnesses both infectious and autoimmune.
Do You Know the Myths About Hepatitis C?
There are many myths, half-truths and misunderstandings about hepatitis C. This article discusses seven myths about hepatitis C.
Getting the Hepatitis A Vaccine Before Traveling Abroad
Your risk of hepatitis A infection while traveling depends on where you travel and your length of stay. Find out if you'll need the hepatitis A vaccine.
Tips For Dealing With Hepatitis-related Fatigue
Fatigue can range from mild to severe and is one of the most difficult symptoms of hepatitis. Here are tips to help you deal with fatigue.
List of Acute Viral Hepatitis Symptoms
Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis are general and varied. Some people will have many of these, but others will have only several.
Arthritis, Arthralgia and Hepatitis
Joint pain is a common symptom in hepatitis C patients. However, many drugs used to treat joint pain can be toxic to the liver and cause liver damage.
Treating Hepatitis B With Lamivudine
Lamivudine is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis B. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness and warnings.
How Is Hepatitis B Transmitted?
The hepatitis B virus is transmitted when blood, semen or another bodily fluid from an infected person enters the body of another individual.
How Does the Hepatitis A Virus Spread?
Hepatitis A spreads by ingesting the hepatitis A virus (HAV) through the fecal-oral route. Learn how to prevent infection through proper hand hygiene.
Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Hepatitis B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, and can be acute or chronic. Hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of cirrhosis worldwide.
Hepatitis B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, and can be acute or chronic. Infection with hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis worldwide and people with chronic hepatitis B infection are at increased risk for developing liver cancer. In addition, the hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the world. Page 2.
What You Should Know About the Hepatitis B Vaccine
The hepatitis B vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against infection, which can lead to liver failure and cancer. Learn more about it.
Hepatitis D Virus and Infection
Hepatitis D, which is caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV), is a disease that infects the liver. Learn about the symptoms, treatments and prevention.
The Spread and Symptoms of Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a very contagious disease that's spread through the fecal-oral route. However, it's rarely fatal and doesn't cause chronic disease.
RIBA - Recombinant ImmunoBlot Assay Test for HCV
In past years, the RIBA HCV test was used to confirm a positive screening test for hepatitis C antibody. Here is what it meant and how it was used.
6 Ways to Avoid Contracting the Hepatitis C Virus
Hepatitis C is spread when infected blood must enter your body for you to become infected. Here are six possible ways for that to happen.
Common Hepatitis Treatments
There are many treatments for the various hepatitis viruses--some aimed at relieving symptoms and some that minimize the virus's presence in the body.
Four Common Hepatitis Symptoms
Most diseases have their classic symptoms and hepatitis is no exception. Here is a list of symptoms and their descriptions that are frequently seen with hepatitis. Remember, though, that some people with the disease will not have any of these problems.
What is a Gastroenterologist
Definition of gastroenterologist -- learn what gastroenterologists need to learn and what they treat.
Link between Hepatitis and Hypertension
If you're suffering from hepatitis and hypertension concomitantly, you should take the precautionary measures needed to avoid worse complications.
The Risk of Viral Hepatitis From Tattoos
Tattoos can spread infectious diseases such as hepatitis C if proper infection control procedures are not in place. Learn how to protect yourself.
ALT: Does it Actually Measure Liver Function?
The term “liver function test” is a bit of a misnomer for the tests most physicians are commonly referring.
Dying of Hepatitis: Death and Dying
Know more about hepatitis and its related complications to save yourself from premature death.
AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidelines: the latest recommendations
A brief review of the recommendations for HCV testing and treatment management.
Interpreting the Hepatitis B Serologic Panel
How do you interpret your hepatitis B blood tests and serologic panel? This is what the combinations mean and how they give answers about your case.
Treating Hepatitis B With Entecavir
Entecavir is a powerful antiviral drug treatment for hepatitis B. Here is information on side effects, cost, effectiveness and warnings.
How Many People Have Hepatitis?
It's estimated that up to 5.3 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis B or C infection - 2 percent of the population.
Organs and Function of the Digestive System
The organs of the digestive system work together to digest and absorb food. Let's look at each organ and learn what it does.
Hepatitis B e-Antigen - HBeAg Definition
Definition of HBeAg, the bepatitis B e-antigen. This protein circulates in the blood during active infection with the virus and may clear in recovery.
HBsAb - Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
What is the Hepatitis B surface antibody test (HBsAb) and what does it mean? This test tells whether you are immune to the virus or may be infected.
What the Hepatitis B Core Antibody (HBcAb) Test Means
What is the hepatitis B core antibody and what does the HBcAb tell you? Learn how this test determines your past or present exposure or infection.
The Senate Finance Committee Report on Gilead HCV Drug Pricing
A brief review of the key points made by the Senate Finance Committee regarding HCV drug pricing.
The Definition of Bile
Bile is a yellow-green, thick, sticky fluid that your liver creates to aid in food digestion. Here's what you should know about bile and your body.
Understanding Elevated Bilirubin Levels
When bilirubin levels are elevated , signs and symptoms of jaundice can appear and physicians will focus on finding the underlying cause.
Chronic Hepatitis Diet and Nutrition - Good Diet and Nutrition for Chronic Hepatitis
What should someone with chronic hepatitis eat? This is a common concern for people with chronic hepatitis and the answer may surprise you. There is no single recommended diet for people with hepatitis, just basic nutritional principles. With these principles, you and your physician can develop a diet that gives your body the nutrition it needs without putting additional stress on your liver. Page 2.
Digestive System Physiology for Hepatitis Patients Part Three
The digestive system plays a very decisive role in the body - supplier of the nutrients for the total organism.
Iodine in Hepatitis: Possible Link to Thyroid Cancer
Hepatitis patients: It is said that iodine has an exceptional role in keeping your thyroid gland healthy.
Facts You Ought to Know About Hepatitis
Learn a few important facts regarding hepatitis that you should know.
8 Diet Secrets to Help Hepatitis Patients Lose Weight
By shedding all those extra pounds, you will be able to evade possible complications that may arise in your hepatitis treatment.
Ways to Obtain the Best Hepatitis and Health Information
Latest writing on garnering hepatitis information.
The Digestive Disease known as Hepatitis B
Know more about hepatitis B infection and implement ways to prevent it.
Hepatitis Patients: Know the Social Benefits of Having Energy
For hepatitis patients, disembarking from a day of hard work is relaxing because they would enjoy doing the activities that they fancy.
Current hepatitis C oral medications
A review of the pricing of hepatitis C medications and the value these new medications provide
What Is Pegylated Interferon (Peginterferon)?
Pegylated interferon is a hepatitis therapy that uses the chemistry of pegylation to lower the frequency of injections and help the drug work better.
Hepatitis C Testing - Should You Be Tested for Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C infection can be silent. You could have this disease and not realize it because up to 70% of acute infections are asymptomatic, which means that you will have no symptoms. This makes things tricky since we usually only go to the doctors when we experience symptoms. How do you know if you're sick with hepatitis C if your body says nothing?
METAVIR Score - What the Numbers Mean
The METAVIR score is a system to quantify the degree of inflammation and fibrosis using the results of a liver biopsy. Here's what the numbers mean.
Hepatitis C: A Beginner’s History Course
A brief history of the discovery, testing and treatment of hepatitis C
Esophagus and Stomach
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Blood Cells - Immune System and Blood Cells
Understanding the seven types of red and white blood cells and their role in your body's physiology and immune system. Page 4.
Bone Marrow - Immune System and Bone Marrow
Bone marrow is the location of stem cells which can develop into red and white blood cells. Page 3.
Lymphatic System - Immune System and Lymphatics
The lymphatic system moves around lymph, which is filled with white blood cells waiting to fight infections. Page 6.
Phagocytosis and Macrophages - Immune System and Phagocytosis
The immune system has mmaacrophages, which are cells capable of phagocytosis. Page 5.
Spleen - Immune System and the Spleen
What's the Spleen? The spleen is an organ involved in the production and maintenance of red blood cells, the production of certain circulating white blood cells, as a part of the lymph system, and as a part of the immune system. Page 8.
Thymus - Immune System and Thymus
The Thymus is where T-lymphocytes develop, which are essential white blood cells of the immune system. Page 9.
Blood - Immune System and Blood
There are many cells in the blood and each has a different function. Page 2.
Immune System - How the Immune System Works
The immune system is a collection of organs, cells and specialized tissue that work together to defend your body against harmful bacteria and viruses.
Lymph Node - Immune System and Lymph Nodes
Lymph nodes contain large amounts of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells that attack microbes. Page 7.
Organs of the Digestive System
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Why Is Cirrhosis Fatal?
Of the 2.7 million people in the United States with chronic hepatitis C, about 20% will develop cirrhosis within 20 years and 30% within 30 years.
Hepatitis C: A Glossary of Terms. Who Are The Medical Personnel?
Hepatitis C: A Glossary of Terms for Your Medical Visit. Medical Personnel
Hepatitis C Role in Fatigue, Parkinson's and Cardiovascular Disease
Recent literature associations between hepatitis C infection and fatigue, Parkinson's and cardiovascular diseases
What happens when you visit a liver specialist for HCV?
Visiting a liver specialist for hepatitis C. What to expect.
What's the Link Between Coffee and Liver Disease?
Several years ago, studies began to appear linking coffee consumption to improvements in liver disease, but this isn't the whole story.
New FDA Warning on Viekira Pak and Technivie
The FDA has recently issued a safety warning on the use of two new hepatitis C therapies in patients with underlying advanced liver disease
Clinical Trials for Hepatitis Research
Clinical Trials for Hepatitis Research
What You Need to Know About Hepatitis Drugs
Learn about the types of hepatitis viruses commonly treated with drugs.
What to Think about Before Hepatitis Treatment
Recent news and updates on things to consider prior to taking hepatitis medications.
What to Think about Before Getting Hepatitis or Liver Disease Surgery
Article about surgery and liver disease.
What is the Best Hepatitis Drug?
New article on deciding which hepatitis drugs to choose as a hepatitis patient.
10 Ways Hepatitis Patients Can Feel Better
Find out about ways to become and remain healthy as a hepatitis patient.
The Link between Hepatitis and HIV
A recent essay on the connections between hepatitis and HIV
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An index of categories in the
Annoying Hepatitis Doctors to Avoid
Contemporary article on the types of healthcare professionals hepatitis patients might want to avoid.
The Ongoing Problem of Hepatitis C
New article about Hepatitis C
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hepatitis
A recent paper on the role of Chinese medicine in hepatitis treatment.
The Ultimate Link between Hepatitis and Skin Disease
Read all about the relationship between hepatitis and skin disease.
The Ongoing Problem with Hepatitis A
A new article on the damaging effects of Hepatitis A.
The Ongoing Problem of Hepatitis B
A word or few about Hepatitis B
Six Secrets for Hepatitis Patients
There are things that you should know, so that you will still value life in spite of having health problems like hepatitis.
Six Weight Loss Tips for Male Hepatitis Patients
For male hepatitis patients who are looking for tips to achieve weight loss, the measures mentioned in this article are paramount.
Is Alcohol Completely Disallowed for Hepatitis Patients?
Alcohol abuse will deeply affect the overall health of the liver.
How to Exercise More Often as a Hepatitis Patient
You can contest your hepatitis to a certain extent by exercising, adequate sleep and proper diet.
Importance of Digestive Health When it Comes to Hepatitis
The lining of the guts has millions of neurons comprising the enteric (intestinal) area, which can be considered the core of the human immune system.
How Fitness Affects Your Hepatitis
Hepatitis can be from engaging in certain activities or consuming foods and drinks that seem good but actually ruin your liver and your overall fitness.
Hepatitis Patients: Should You have Your AST Levels Measured?
Be mindful of the reasons to why the test AST is done for hepatitis patients.
Tips for Lonely Hepatitis C Patients
The hepatitis C sufferer who is going through loneliness should follow recommendations of their primary health care provider.
Hepatitis Patients: Should You Take Generic Ribavirin?
Hepatitis patients: should you take generic ribavirin?
6 Weight Loss Tips for Female Hepatitis Patients
Losing weight and hepatitis: tips for female patients.
Ascertain the True Link between Cirrhosis and Hepatitis
Ascertain the true link between cirrhosis and hepatitis.
Hepatitis and Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count)
Hepatitis patients: Find out what thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) is.
Hepatitis Patients: How to Make Your Own Health Plan at Home
For a straightforward way to recovery as a hepatitis patient, try hewing to your own health plan, contingent on your specific clinical condition.
Suppression of Hepatitis Antibodies
In some instances, antibodies turn on the liver itself, as if they're assuming the role of antigens instead.
What If Your Boceprevir Doesn’t Work?
At times, boceprevir may not guarantee surefire success in treating hepatitis. Hence, you should also be familiar with a few substitutes.
Birthday Gift Ideas for Hepatitis Patients
Have you ever considered what could be the right birthday gifts for hepatitis patients? Read this to know more.
Living with Bereavement and Hepatitis
Hepatitis is a disease that will change your life, but if you know how to deal with it, you can still enjoy a normal and productive lifespan.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Hepatitis Diagnosis and Treatment
We may not be able to eliminate the drawbacks from hepatitis treatment totally but can work on ways by which they can be avoided or at least handled.
5 Ways to Burn Calories as a Hepatitis Patient
Be sure to only consume things essential to keeping your body healthy and strong while you have hepatitis. The preferred way to do it is to actively participate in burning calories in the long run.
Natural Hosts of the Hepatitis A Virus
The natural hosts of Hepatitis A virus or HAV is represented by man and a number of species of non-human primates such as chimpanzee, African vervet, aotus and other classifications of monkeys.
Hepatitis and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a tough time for a woman as she undergoes a number of physical changes and emotional turbulence. Coping with all of this, alongside hepatitis, isn't always an easy task.
A Single Vaccine Effective For Hepatitis A and B
Twinrix is the combo vaccine effective against both HAV and HBV infection. Read this article to get into the details about it.
When Hepatitis A (HAV) Infection hits your Little One
It is extremely painful to watch your little one suffer from any kind of disorder, let alone hepatitis. If you know everything about the infection, you will be able to manage it well and take the necessary precautions.
Help! I'm a Hepatitis Patient who is Unable to Lose Weight
Hepatitis patients should keep their weight within normal limits. One should never be overweight while suffering from hepatitis. Read on to know more about this issue.
Hepatitis Patients: Things to do Every Time you get a Prescription
It's a difficult phase as you accept the fact that you're suffering from hepatitis. Consult your doctor as he will help you to cope with the situation in a better way.
Hepatitis Diet Tips for People with Diabetes
Hepatitis and diabetes are two different examples of chronic diseases with similar medications. Dietary modifications can be of great relief.
Fighting Hepatitis and Liver Disease Naturally
Alternative medicines are becoming interestingly popular in the treatment of almost every known disease. There are a few treatment options such as milk thistle and burdock available.
Hepatitis and Hormone Balance
The liver has a very important part to play in the maintenance of hormonal balance of the body. Read the article to understand the changes that occur in hormonal balance when an individual suffers from hepatitis.
Hepatitis in Diabetes
Diabetes sufferers ought to make sure that they're not sharing needles with other diabetics to avoid hepatitis infection and other complications that could potentially arise during medication.
Tests Detecting Hepatitis
A series of blood tests stand among the most effective medical procedures that a physician can use to detect hepatitis.
Sufferers of Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: Why You Need to Own Your Cancer
Suffering from hepatitis or liver cancer might be a heartbreaking experience, but if you recover from the disease, you essentially own your cancer.
Herbs that May Help Fight Hepatitis and Liver Disease
Treatment for hepatitis, regardless of the severity, often involves antiviral medications and can last for an extended period of time. Luckily, there are herbs that can help fight the risks of hepatitis and liver diseases.
How do you Avoid Hepatitis Drug Overdose?
Overdose of drugs and medications can cause death of the hepatitis patient. Liver disease sufferers need to take medication according to the standards established by their doctor.
Hepatitis C and Blood Clotting - Hepatitis C and Hemophilia
If so, find out if you were treated before 1987. Back then. blood clotting problems such as hemophilia were treated with blood or products made from blood that could have the hepatitis C virus. After 1987, these products were heat treated which prevented the spread of the hepatitis viruses. Page 7.
Hepatitis C and Blood Transfusion - Hepatitis C from Blood Transfusion and Organ Transplant
If this was before July 1992, then you need to be tested for hepatitis C. Before this date, the hepatitis C virus wasn't yet isolated and no test existed to detect it. This means that blood and organs could have been infected with the hepatitis C virus even though they were tested for other viruses like HIV and hepatitis B. Page 6.
Liver Disease - Blood Testing for Liver Disease
Liver disease and abnormal liver tests are caused by something and it could be the hepatitis C virus. You should also consider that you may be infected with hepatitis C in addition to another problem. Get tested to find out. Page 3.
Hepatitis C and Dialysis - Getting Hepatitis C from Dialysis
Dialysis, also known as kidney dialysis or hemodialysis, is a medical procedure where a machine acts like a kidney and filters and cleans the blood. People who are on long-term dialysis (about 350,000 in the U.S.) have a significant chance of being hepatitis C positive (up to 15%). Page 5.
Hepatitis C and HIV - HIV Positive and Hepatitis C
If you are infected with HIV you need to be tested for hepatitis C. This is because hepatitis C infection is more serious in people infected with HIV and it's also a very common co-infection. Between 50% and 90% of HIV-infected drug users also have hepatitis C. Page 2.
Hepatitis C - Needlestick Injury and Hepatitis C
A needlestick injury is when you accidentally stick yourself with a used needle. This used to be a relatively common accident with healthcare workers, but modern needles and disposal techniques make this less common. However, it still does happen. Any needlestick injury or any exposure to blood through a sharp object injury needs to be followed up with a hepatitis C blood test. Page 4.
Injection Drugs - Spreading Hepatitis with Injection Drugs
Injection drug use is the most common way that hepatitis C spreads in the United States. If you are using, or if you've ever used injection drugs (even just one time many years ago) then you should be tested for hepatitis C.
Selecting a Physician - Understanding Your Healthcare Team
Finding the right medical professional to help manage hepatitis is important and there are many to choose from. There are doctors, nurses, technicians and other types of clinicians and each one can be an important part of your healthcare team.