Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection. There may also be some other possible causes of the disease, which may cause autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs due to secondary effects of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when our body makes antibodies against our own liver tissue.
Hepatitis C is more common in men than women. Scientists do not know the exact cause for it. Unprotected sex, sharing of needles, homosexual sex, and having multiple sex partners are some of the risk factors for the disease in men. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C virus infection yet, but you can take certain preventive measures to ensure that you do not get the virus into the body.
Hepatitis vaccine is a product that protects people against serious and potentially deadly hepatitis disease. Hepatitis vaccine is made up of products that produce immunity against hepatitis. Hepatitis vaccines are mostly available for HAV and HAB. Till now there is no vaccine available for preventing other types of hepatitis because of many reasons.
There are 5 main types of hepatitis which include A, B, C, D and E type. These are typically caused by different viruses. The other causes of hepatitis are drugs, including certain medications and health supplements, alcohol and metabolic liver diseases. Some forms of hepatitis can be acute which means that the illness is temporary, and recovers on its own. Other forms can be chronic.