Hepatitis Diagnosis & Treatment Protocol

hepatitis-squareHepatitis is a potentially serious disease of the liver, and presents itself in many different forms including Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. The symptoms (or lack thereof) as well as treatment options differ depending on which form of Hepatitis a patient is diagnosed with.

A few of the common symptoms of Acute, Fulminant and Chronic Hepatitis:

While hepatitis symptoms can vary widely, here are a few of the more common ones:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Headaches
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Pain in the right upper abdomen
  • Blood in stool
  • Respiratory or kidney failure

What treatments are available?

Hepatitis treatment can range from simply resting & ensuring adequate nutrition, all the way to hospitalization and management of chronic symptoms.

New treatment medications can cure Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a very complex disease, and therefore it is important to visit a gastroenterologist with a thorough understanding of all forms of hepatitis, as well as what treatment protocols will likely be most effective for your particular situation.

What now?

If you’ve been diagnosed with any form of hepatitis, or are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, we encourage you to schedule your appointment at either our Glendale or Valley Stream location.

One of the keys to managing hepatitis effectively is early detection and proper treatment protocols, so don’t wait. Schedule your appointment with a gastroenterologist near you in Glendale or Valley Stream today.

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