Hepatitis Articles A-Z
Hepatitis A Symptoms - Hepatitis B Diet
This page contains links to eMedTV Hepatitis Articles containing information on subjects from Hepatitis A Symptoms to Hepatitis B Diet. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Hepatitis A Symptoms
Typical hepatitis A symptoms include jaundice, lack of appetite, and fever, but not everyone has them. This eMedTV page lists more signs and symptoms of hepatitis A and explains factors that affect whether symptoms appear.
- Hepatitis A Transmission
Hepatitis A transmission occurs when a person puts something in the mouth that is contaminated by the virus. This eMedTV article further explains how transmission occurs and offers common modes of transmission, such as sharing contaminated utensils.
- Hepatitis A Treatment
Most people with hepatitis A recover within a few months without any specific treatment. However, this eMedTV page lists self-care aspects of hepatitis A treatment that can help relieve symptoms, such as avoiding alcohol and getting plenty of rest.
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
The hepatitis A vaccine is given as a series of two injections and can protect a person for up to 20 years. This eMedTV page offers detailed information on who should and should not receive the vaccine. A sample vaccination schedule is also included.
- Hepatitis A Vacination
The hepatitis A vaccine, as this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, consists of two shots given several months apart, and it lasts for about 20 years. Hepatitis A vacination is a common misspelling and variation of hepatitis A vaccine.
- Hepatitis A Virus
The hepatitis A virus is an RNA virus that causes hepatitis A in humans. As this eMedTV page explains, the virus is often transmitted through a "fecal-oral route." Possible symptoms and the likelihood of contracting the disease are also discussed.
- Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by a virus. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at this form of hepatitis, including how it is spread, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Hepatitis B Causes
Hepatitis B develops after infection with the hepatitis B virus. There are no other hepatitis B causes. This eMedTV article describes some of the ways in which this virus can be transmitted, such as through sharing drug needles.
- Hepatitis B Diet
It is important that people with hepatitis B eat healthy foods and not become overweight. This eMedTV Web page outlines other elements of a hepatitis B diet, including considerations for those taking hepatitis B medicines and those with cirrhosis.