World Hepatitis Day

Today marks 2017’s World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis ( A, B, and C) is a disease that attacks the liver. The most common symptoms of hepatitis include;

loss of appetite, fatigue, mild fever, muscle or joint aches, nausea and vomiting, and belly pain.

Other symptoms include;

dark urine, light-colored stools, jaundice, itchy feeling, and bleeding inside the body.

Hepatitis can be caused by the use of recreational drugs and prescription medications. The first step in diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis is completing a blood test. If you have any of these symptoms, please call Knott County Family Healthcare today to schedule an appointment.

For more information about Hepatitis click here.