Hepatitis. Symptoms

Definition of hepatitis
Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of the liver caused by various causes: infectious toxicoinfecciosas, toxic and allergic. Hepatitis may present as acute or chronic.

Symptoms of Hepatitis
An almost constant symptom in almost all forms of hepatitis is jaundice, ie the yellowing of the skin and the sclera (white area "of the eyes). If this coloration is not visible is called subictericia.

Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis in the first phase

After an incubation period of several weeks the person with hepatitis begins to experience the following symptoms:
* Feeling sick
* Prostration (asthenia)
* Decreased appetite (anorexia)
* Constipation (or diarrhea with more rarity)
* Joint pain with stiff neck
* In some cases fever, but not very high.

Symptoms of acute viral hepatitis after 7-10 days of the above symptoms
* Yellowing of the skin and sclera (jaundice)
* Slight liver enlargement
* Sometimes slight thickening of the spleen
* Stool whitish, discolored
* With scanty brown by bile pigments
* More or less intense itching
* Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms of viral hepatitis as the disease progresses to healing
* The fever usually disappear
* Jaundice becomes more intense, even takes on a greenish or brownish.
* At three or four weeks of onset, jaundice disappears with the return to normal coloration of the skin as much of the sclera.
* Gradually, other symptoms are disappearing.

Symptoms of hepatitis without jaundice
Other forms of hepatitis without jaundice occurring and that are more difficult to diagnose. Symptoms of this type of hepatitis are:
* Lack of appetite
* Difficulty in the digestion of fats
* Itching
* Slight liver enlargement

The blood tests will discover hepatitis.

Related topics:
Liver, Hepatitis. Medical Treatments and Natural Remedies
Cirrhosis. Symptoms

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