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Western Diagnosis

Hepatitis is usually caused by a viral infection which inflames and enlarges the liver, rendering it unable to function properly.

The result is a build up of toxins in the body, and the lack of nutrients being processed and stored as they should be. The symptoms of hepatitis include: abdominal discomfort, aches and pains in the muscles and/or joints, appetite loss, drowsiness, dark urine, flu like symptoms, jaundice (a yellowing of the skin) and light color stool.

There are three main types of hepatitis - A, B and C, as well as three less common - hepatitis E, non A and non B. All are contagious and some can be fatal.

Hepatitis A is spread through person to person contact, or by contact with food, clothing or bed linens. It is contagious approximately one week following the appearance of jaundice, and once it has been contracted, the individual develops an immunity to it.

Hepatitis B is spread through contact with infected blood (contaminated syringes, needles, transfused blood) and some forms of sexual activity. Hepatitis B can come and go virtually unnoticed, causing considerable damage to the liver.

Hepatitis C is contracted through blood transfusions, intravenous drug use, sexual contact, and broken skin or mucous membranes.


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