Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by viral infection, alcohol consumption, several health conditions, or even some medications. Treatment varies based on the type and underlying cause.
Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is commonly the result of a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.
These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue.
The five main viral classifications of hepatitis are hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. A different virus is responsible for each type of viral hepatitis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 354 million people currently live with chronic hepatitis B and C globally.
World Hepatitis Day is a global initiative to raise awareness about hepatitis and its impact on millions of lives. On this important day, let’s come together to learn, educate, and advocate for prevention, testing, and treatment. Together, we can eliminate hepatitis and ensure a healthier future for all.