Overview of Hepatitis
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An Overview of Hepatitis
Hepatitis is any kind of inflammation of the liver and can be caused by many things such as viruses, drugs and alcohol. Here's an article that will give you information on symptoms, testing and treatment.
How Many People Have Hepatitis?
Viral hepatitis is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States and the world. Millions of people are at risk for its complications. Though sometimes it seems that doctors are losing "the war" against viral hepatitis, the actual numbers of people with viral hepatitis collected by health officials suggest otherwise.
Why Is the Liver So Important?
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. Learn more about the functions that are affected by hepatitis.
Hepatitis In More Detail
Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? If you are, then here's some information about hepatitis that goes beyond the basics.
Viral Hepatitis Overview
Infectious hepatitis is caused by viruses that easily attack the liver. The common viruses are named after the first five letters of the alphabet. Though each virus attacks the liver, it causes different symptoms and progression of disease.