What Is Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is one of the most serious liver diseases found in the world. As per the facts and figures, the condition, if not diagnosed pretty early, may turn pretty serious. As a matter of fact, it can cause deaths too, and many people have died, in the past, owing to the problems caused to the liver, by Hepatitis A.

The disease is normally spread through virus, and it is contagious too. Contagious means that the virus may spread through remaining in contact with the same person, eating the same food and drinking the same water. Hence, proper care should be taken while dealing with the infected person. Hepatitis A, as said earlier, is one of the most prominent liver affecting diseases caused by the virus HAV.

 Children, adults, teenagers, aged, no certain age group is safe from the disease in any way, and this is the reason that the disease is wide spread. Due to the same reason itself, several local, domestic, national and international government as well as nongovernmental organizations are trying their best to make sure that the disease gets eradicated or if not that, at least starts remaining in control, for the welfare of the society.

Talking about the symptoms, it starts with a mild fever, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The stool becomes of clay colour and urine becomes darkish in shade. Apart from that yellow colour traces are found on the nails as well as the white regions of the eye balls. The condition is called jaundice. If the condition remains persistent even after a few days, make sure that you pay the visit to the doctor immediately.

As said earlier, the disease is contagious and can easily spread from one person to another, if proper sanitation and hygiene measures are not taken. People should make sure that they do not come in contact with the patient’s blood, or vomit or faecal matter directly. If it happens, then the virus would have an easy chance of entering into the new found system, where it would spread uncontrollably. This is the reason that in most of the places, where proper hygiene is not maintained, even if only one person is affected by the disease, the whole lot, slowly and steadily comes under the attack.

As far as the treatments are concerned, there are quite a few of them, which are in practise, the common one being the usage of administrated drugs. There are many medications that are available, which the doctor can prescribe and the individual can start to use. Moreover, there are vaccinations, which would prevent the occurrence of the disease in the first few days. Nowadays, it is made a point to make sure that all of the children are given vaccinations of Hepatitis A, so as to save them from the disease.