Different types of hepatitis and ways to treat each!
What kind of disease is hepatitis and what people are more exposed to it than others? There are different types of hepatitis A B, C, DE. In this article, we want to acquaint you with the symptoms, warnings and ways to diagnose each of them.
Studies by researchers at TWH Hospital in Toronto show that a simple 12-week medication regimen can cure hepatitis C infection. Preliminary results of this test were successful in 99% of patients. This diet is a combination of the two drugs sofosbuvir and velpatasvir and is injected into the body once a day.
Researchers believe that this new drug regimen will change the way hepatitis C is treated, and it can be said with certainty that the disease can be treated in all cases; Current treatments for hepatitis C do not work.
Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis. Inflammation of the liver can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver cancer. The hepatitis virus is the most important cause of this disease, but other infections such as toxic substances (alcohol and drug use) and autoimmune diseases are also among the causes of hepatitis.
So far, five major hepatitis viruses have been identified, known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Liver cirrhosis and cancer are more likely to occur in both types B and C. Hepatitis A and E are usually caused by contaminated water and food. Hepatitis B, C, and D are usually the result of contact with contaminated body fluids.
Receiving contaminated blood, coming into contact with contaminated equipment, mother-to-child transmission, and uncontrolled sexual contact are the most important methods of transmitting this deadly virus. It can be accompanied by symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, chronic fatigue, nausea, pain and vomiting, or it can occur without any initial symptoms.
**** The latest method of diagnosing hepatitis C using a simple urine test
Hepatitis C is diagnosed using a blood test by two laboratory tests and costs about $ 200 in the United States; Therefore, it is not easy to use in all countries, especially low-income countries.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a way to diagnose the disease in a single step by detecting the hepatitis virus antigen in a urine sample. In addition to being available, this procedure takes less time and is more cost-effective than diagnosing hepatitis with a blood test.
About 1.5 million people worldwide die each year from the infection, especially type B and C. In addition, there are now 180 million people worldwide with hepatitis C. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
IRNA of Science