WANTED: Hepatitis A
Jaundice is when your skin and the whites of your eyes turns yellow. It is caused by the obstruction the bile duct, or by a liver disease.
In rare situations the Hepatitis A patient may have liver failure and might need a liver transplant.
Ways to defend yourself from contracting this disease would be sanitation, so keeping clean and living clean, and getting the vaccination.
There are vaccinations recommended for young infants and the following:
- travelers to areas with Hep A
- injecting and non-injecting drug users
-if you have a chronic liver disease
-children living in areas where Hep A is common
- if you are at high risk for infection
- if you are in close contact with someone who has the disease
Once you already have the disease ways to treat it would include:
-avoiding alcohol (it can aggravate it) Rest your liver
-getting sleep (promotes healing)
There is no cure for Hepatitis A, your body will eventually heal itself.