What Is Hepatitis A Sexually Transmitted Disease

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What Is Hepatitis A Sexually Transmitted Disease

The inflammation in the liver due to the attack of the hepatitis virus leads to Hepatitis A in the human body. Diseases like hepatitis A, B, C infect people thoroughly throughout the world. It is one of the most chronic diseases which need treatment before the situation becomes more grave. A person who is suffering from Hepatitis A infection has Hepatitis A infection in his stool. It gets passed on through the contact of eatables with the infected stool and is known as oral-faecal transmission. (Also read: Which tests are required to diagnose HIV)

Ways in which the virus gets passed on are:

  • The virus spreads during oral-anal sex practice.
  • From an infected person who hasn’t washed hands after going to the washroom and cooks or serves the food with those infected hands.
  • Dirty and contaminated water
  • Consumption of fruits and vegetables without washing.
  • Undercooked seafood especially oysters and shellfish.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A:
Usually, the symptoms of Hepatitis A becomes prominent 2-7 weeks after the virus has infected the body. Feces and the body fluids contain the maximum virus in them. The HAV get passed on during this time only but it may pass on later after the symptoms appear. Usually, symptoms prevail in the body for 2 long months. (Also read: What Are The Probable STDs You Might Suffering From Unknowingly)

Symptoms of Hepatitis A:

  • Tiredness
  • Appetite loss and weight loss
  • Stomach upset
  • Pain around the liver area
  • Fever and sore muscles
  • Rashes on skin
  • Pain in joints
  • Pale stool
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Jaundice- yellowing of eyes and other body parts

Children under the age of 6 years don’t show up with symptoms. Adults and older children only suffer from Hepatitis A and show up the symptoms of the same. It is very necessary that you visit your doctor as soon as possible when you start to show up any of these symptoms.

Tests and diagnosis:

After the visible symptoms, it is necessary to undergo a blood test. A blood test is enough to diagnose the intensity of the virus.

Treatment

Usually, hepatitis A disappears from the body by its own and makes the person all well in a time frame of few months. Hepatitis A does not lead to any prolong disease or impact on the liver of the infected person.

One can take necessary measures to eradicate the virus from the roots. Relax and rest, don’t stress your body much as it is undergoing weakness already. Moreover, try to eat more healthy food and avoid the junk. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water. Do not drink alcohol or take drugs during the time you are suffering from Hepatitis A.

Prevention:

A vaccine can be taken to avoid the infection of Hepatitis A virus. A combined vaccine for both hepatitis A and B is available to prevent the occurrence of the infection. Hepatitis A immunoglobulin is given for the prevention of virus that could infect the body. Always wash your hands before touching food or eating. Seek doctor’s advice in case you are along with a Hepatitis A infected person. Avoid physical contact with anyone, if you yourself are suffering from Hepatitis A. (Also read: What are the signs and causes of the sperm allergy)

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