Celebrities like Amitabh Bachan, Madonna who were the survivor of hepatitis

World Hepatitis day is observed on 28th july every year. Spreading awareness to save lives is the motto. This day in particular was chosen because the scientist who discovered Hepatitis B had his birthday on this day.

Hepatitis is caused by inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. The liver plays a vital role in processing nutrients, filtering the blood, and fighting harmful infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its work rate tends to reduce because of how its functions can be affected.

There are five deadly viruses that mainly cause different forms of viral hepatitis,which are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million instances of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection occur worldwide each year. Hepatitis B affects 296 million individuals globally. Hepatitis C affects 58 million individuals globally. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is thought to afflict roughly 5% of persons worldwide. Every year, an estimated 20 million HEV infections occur worldwide, resulting in an estimated 3.3 million hepatitis E symptomatic cases.

Celebrities with Hepatitis A include Demi Moore, Madonna, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, and Bruce Willis. The virus is most often transmitted when you eat or drink something contaminated with feces. Hepatitis A can linger for several weeks to months.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A and E

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs (by your liver)
  • Clay-colored bowel movements.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Joint pain
  • Dark urine

Treatment for Hepatitis A and E

Hepatitis A has no particular therapy. Because recovery from infection symptoms can be delayed and take many weeks or months, it is critical to avoid using needless drugs.

Amitabh Bachan was infected with Hepatitis B. Hepatitis spreads when blood, sperm, or certain other bodily fluids from someone infected with the hepatitis B virus enter the body of someone who is not sick. You can catch Hepatitis B if you have unprotected intercourse with someone who is sick. Hepatitis B can cause anything from a little sickness that lasts a few weeks to a dangerous chronic disease.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B 

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes
  • Dark urine

Treatment for Hepatitis B

A vaccine can help in prevention of Hepatitis B but if you get it beforehand there's no cure available.

Hepatitis C -Mickey Mantle,Steven TylerEvel, KnievelNatalie, ColePamela, AndersonNaomi,JuddNatasha and LyonneGregg Allman are some of the celebrities who suffered from Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C spreads through contact with blood from an infected person. Hepatitis C can range from a mild illness, lasting a few weeks,to a serious chronic infection.

Hepatitis D is only found in patients who have previously been infected with the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis Delta is another name for Hepatitis D. Hepatitis D can be an acute, short-term infection or it can become chronic.

Symptoms of Hepatitis C -

  • Bleeding easily
  • Bruising easily
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Jaundice
  • Itchy skin
  • Fluid buildup in your abdomen 
  • Dark urine

Treatment for the Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C vaccine is indeed not available. Hepatitis C treatments used to take a long time and required injections. Today's therapies include medications that may be taken for 8-12 weeks and have cure rates of 95% or higher. Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) pills are used to treat Hepatitis C. DAA pills are the safest and most dependable treatments for hepatitis C.

Majority of  people with hepatitis do not have symptoms and they aren't aware that they are infected. If it's an acute infection it takes around 2weeks to 6 months to find out the symptoms, whereas for chronic infection it may take decades to develop. Plenty of fruits and vegetables,whole grains ,proteins such as fishes, egg whites and chicken can also help.Healthy fats like those in nuts, avocados, and olive oil can also be beneficial.

Tags : #AmitabhBachan #worldhepatitisday #HepatitisA #hepatitisB #Awarness #medicircle #smitakumar

About the Author


Shweta Yadav

I strive to provide you with the most current and up-to-date healthcare news and articles in all main areas. Within the Medicircle umbrella, a wide range of themes and categories concerning health.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...