Posts Tagged ‘hepatitis’

What is Hepatitis?

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver cells and damage to the liver. There are different types and causes, but the symptoms can be similar. The liver’s functions include detoxifying the blood, storing vitamins, and producing hormones. Hepatitis can disrupt these processes and create severe health problems throughout the body. At…

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What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Viruses cause many types of hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is one exception. This type of liver disease occurs when your immune system attacks your liver cells. AIH is a chronic condition that can result in cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Ultimately, it can lead to liver failure. Causes of autoimmune hepatitis AIH occurs when your…

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Hepatitis and Cirrhosis: Similarities and Differences

Hepatitis and Cirrhosis: Similarities and Differences What is the Difference Between Hepatitis and Cirrhosis? By Naheed Ali, MD Updated July 09, 2017    What is the difference between hepatitis and cirrhosis?. Tara Moore/Cultura/Getty What are the differences between hepatitis and cirrhosis? How are the symptoms of the two diseases, the causes, and the treatments different and…

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What is Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis Definition Definition Alcoholic hepatitis describes liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol. Though alcoholic hepatitis is most likely to occur in people who drink heavily over many years, the relationship between drinking and alcoholic hepatitis is complex. Not all heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis, and the disease can occur in people who drink only…

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What is Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis and Hepatitis C?

What is Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis and Hepatitis C? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. One frequent cause is viruses. The most common hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Previously, viral hepatitis that was not caused by the type A or type B virus was called “non-A, non-B hepatitis.” Recently three more…

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What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? Autoimmune Hepatitis is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver cells. Like Ulcerative Colitis, and other autoimmune diseases, Autoimmune Hepatits causes inflammation of the affected organ. If left untreated over time, this disease can lead to cirrhosis pf the liver, and eventually liver failure. This chronic condition…

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