Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by different virus and can be contracted through unprotected sex, using contaminated needles, or other causes. This disease is most commonly spread by exposure to infected body fluids.
Symptoms are variable and include yellowing of the eyes, abdominal pain, and dark urine. Some people, particularly children, don’t experience any symptoms. In chronic cases, liver failure, cancer, or scarring can occur. The condition often clears up on its own. Chronic cases need medication and possibly a liver transplant.
Hepatitis can lead to fatigue or more serious issues like liver failure. The virus can remain in a person’s body for many years before it becomes active. Testing is crucial if you feel you could have been exposed and should be done frequently. The disease is preventable by a vaccine.