New Delhi: Massive hepatitis infection is widespread during the monsoon. Fortunately, most of them are not a fatal strain of hepatitis. They are caused by viruses through contaminated food and the water we consume. If we consume them outside, the chances of hepatitis infection are very high.
News such as the large number of school children or office attendants who suffer from jaundice together are a common occurrence these days. Put blame on the foods you eat out of school or the office or the water you drink.
Dr. JC Vij, Director and Chief of the BLK Center for Digestive and Liver Diseases at BLK Super Specialty Hospital, says: “There are mainly 5 types of hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. A, E, B and C. Hepatitis infections that reach epidemic proportions during the monsoon are mainly caused by A and E viruses that infect through contaminated food or water. Fortunately, hepatitis caused by these viruses is not One or two in a hundred may die, but all others will heal after a rest period combined with good nutritious foods. There are no drugs to treat infections with these viruses. ”
Hepatitis A is commonly contracted after eating food or liquid contaminated with feces from a person infected with hepatitis A. But it is not life-threatening. It does not lead to long-term inflammation of the liver. Most people, drinking contaminated water and having poor sanitation around get infected with this virus.
The same is true for the hepatitis E virus. It is a waterborne disease. It is transmitted primarily through the consumption of contaminated food or water and is mainly found in areas with poor sanitation.
Dr. Vij added, “Monsoon is notorious for hepatitis A and E. Infections. Of course, there is no medicine available for the treatment of these virus infections. No one is needed. But consulting the doctor is a must to find That jaundice Caused is not due to dangerous types of hepatitis virus, namely, B and C. ”
It also says, “No sorcerer or Chandni Chowk variety of herbal remedies is any use in infections that are self limiting. Taking plenty of rest and some precautions regarding food is enough to let go.”
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, Dr. Parinita Kaur, Internal Medicine Consultant at Aakash Healthcare, said: “The most common cause of hepatitis worldwide is infection with 5 types of A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A and B Vaccines are preventable diseases, however, their incidence is quite high. Universal immunization for hepatitis A and B can decrease the burden of disease. The treatment of acute hepatitis is short-term support It can rarely progress to acute liver failure that requires an urgent liver transplant. ”
He added that “hepatitis B and C viruses can persist in the body for a long time and progress to chronic hepatitis requiring long-term treatment.”
Hepatitis A usually does not require treatment because it is a short-term illness. Bed rest may be suggested if symptoms cause major discomfort. If you experience, vomiting or diarrhea, follow your doctor’s instructions for hydration and nutrition.
Hepatitis E also does not require any treatment because it does not exist. Because the infection is often acute, it usually resolves itself. People with this type of infection are often advised to rest properly, drink plenty of fluids, get enough nutrients and avoid alcohol. However, pregnant women who develop this infection require close monitoring and care.
Practicing good hygiene is a key way to avoid contracting hepatitis A and E. Few things should be avoided such as local water, ice, raw or undercooked crustaceans and oysters, raw fruits and vegetables. Chaat, Golgappa and cut fruits away from home should be avoided as wellhappy wheels
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