Hepatitis is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ.
Virus infection remains a major cause of hepatitis. There are several types of viruses that cause hepatitis, namely; hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, hepatitis E virus, and hepatitis G virus.
Causes of Non-Viral Hepatitis
In addition to viruses, other causes of hepatitis can be triggered by chemicals such as toxins, poisonous mushrooms, chloroform, and alcoholic beverages. In addition, hepatitis can also be caused by abnormal metabolism.
This occurs because of excessive fat deposits in the liver. This condition often experienced by women during pregnancy caused by the wrong diet. It also can occur due to excess copper elements around the liver and brain.
Symptoms of Hepatitis
Liver disorders in general are not apparent to the sufferer unless the condition is very severe. This happens because the liver is created with very impressive, where the liver cells can regenerate quickly.
Here are some symptoms that are common in people with liver inflammation:
- Yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes.
- Brownish urine like tea.
- Drastically reduced weight.
- Lack of appetite.
- Color pale stools.
- Low sugar levels.
- Upper abdominal pain.
- Fever chills.
- Decreased libido.
How to Prevent Hepatitis?
Given that hepatitis is more likely to be caused by a virus, then it is highly recommended to maintain personal hygiene. Here are precautions you need to do;
- Washing hands with soap after you have completed the activity, out of the toilet, shaking hands with people. Physical contact with the animals, and when you will eat.
- Avoid drugs, alcohol, syringes, razors together.
- Moderate exercise regularly.
- Healthy seyual relationship and not changing partners.
- Use of drugs recommended by the doctor.
- Regular consumption of foods with a balanced pattern.
6 Nursing Diagnosis for Hepatitis
- Imbalanced nutrition: Less than body requirements related to anorexia, nausea and vomiting.
- Impaired skin integrity related to pruritis
- Activity Intolerance related to fatigue and generalized malaise
- Acute pain related to the tender, Enlarged liver
- Hyperthermia related to the body's defensive reaction to invading organisms.
- Risk for Infection