Hepatitis, Inflammation of the Liver Hepatitis, Inflammation of the Liver

Hepatitis, Inflammation of the Liver

WITH YOUR BODY 1 August, 2016 María Alejandra Tavera

Liver diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, liver damage and disorders. It is in your hands to stop its progress.

Jorge Enrique Vivas Gómez, Doctor of Internal Medicine.

different hepatitis viruses -A, B, C, D y E- have been identified by scientists. All of them cause diseases with unique characteristics.


Pay attention to the symptoms

Some of the symptoms that can warn you if you have this disease include pain or strain in the abdomen, cloudy urine and clay or pale-colored stools, fatigue, fever, itching, yellowing of the skin or eyes, a poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, and weight loss.


Prevent it on a daily basis

Methods for preventing hepatitis include practicing proper hygiene, making sure your water is purified, avoiding overcrowded areas, avoiding esthetic procedures (piercings, tattoos, minor surgeries) in businesses that are not certified and practicing safe sex.


1.5 million people die a year in the world as a result of viral hepatitis.



The condition may enter into spontaneous remission or turn into fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.

After being diagnosed with hepatitis, tests can be taken to determine the degree to which the disease has progressed.

The liver decomposes the waste products in the blood. When it becomes inflamed, it does not function properly and waste begins to accumulate in the blood and tissues.