Overview

Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are, however, other causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis (a disease occurring when the body makes antibodies a[read article]

Tests for Hepatitis

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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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Liver Ultrasound
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The hepatitis virus panel is an array of tests used to detect viral hepatitis infections. By using antibody and antigen tests, the viral panel can detect multiple k...  More
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The hepatitis virus panel is an array of tests used to detect viral hepatitis infections. By using antibody and antigen tests, the viral panel can detect multiple k...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. The test requires a simple blood draw and is o...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Hepatitis B Amplified Probe Test
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are u...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hepatitis

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Interferon Therapy
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Prescribed Medications for Hepatitis

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ADEFOVIR (a DEF o veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis B. This medicine will not cure or prevent hepatitis B infection. It will not...  More
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LAMIVUDINE, 3TC (la ME vyoo deen, 3TC) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not...  More
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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2a (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 a) is a man-made drug that acts like a protein made by the body. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis B and C inf...  More
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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2b (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made drug that acts like a protein made by the body. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C infection...  More
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TELBIVUDINE (tel BIV ue deen) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat hepatitis. This medicine will not cure hepatitis. It will not stop the spread of hepatit...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Hepatitis What's this?

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Bupleurum ( Bupleurum falcatum , Bupleurum fruticescens ) has been widely used for over 2,000 years in Asia and is used today in Japan and China for hepatitis, cirr...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Once considered a sacred herb in Celtic tradition, mistletoe has been used for centuries for conditions as diverse as high blood pressure, epilepsy, exhaustion, anx...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Chinese herbalists have relied on rhubarb rhizomes and roots for thousands of years. The rhizomes and roots contain powerful anthraquinones and tannins that act as ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Surgical Procedures for Hepatitis

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A liver transplant is a medical procedure in which your diseased or failing liver is replaced with a donor liver. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplanta...  More
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Self Care for Hepatitis

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Alcohol Abstinence
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Supportive Care
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