Friday, April 15, 2011

Dangers of Hepatitis Disease

Dangers of Hepatitis Disease, In medical language, Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The cause of this inflammation can vary, from viruses, chemicals, drugs, to alcohol. Some types of viral hepatitis are available, namely A, B, C, D, E, and G. To find out about this one disease, doctors Health 2 Battalion Marines, I Made Budi Wirawan give his presentation.

Dangers of Hepatitis Disease, Among all types of this virus, hepatitis B and C virus is a cause of chronic liver infection (chronic) and may end in cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Unlike hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C there is no vaccine.

It is estimated there are around 30 million people with hepatitis B and C in Indonesia, and half of these patients has the potential to develop into chronic liver disease and needed a liver transplant. In addition, Indonesia became the third country with the highest hepatitis patients after China and India.

Hepatitis virus attacks the cells in the liver and the heart as a place to grow biak.Ketika This virus attacks the body by sending lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) to the liver, inflammation occurs. Inflammation is a normal response to infection. However, if it persists, the chemicals released lymphocytes may cause damage to liver cells. If liver cells are damaged, it can not function properly and die.

Some of these liver cells can grow back, but the severe destruction that can result in fibrosis (scarring of the liver). Fibrosis causes the decline of all liver function. If passed, scar tissue will harden and replace most of the normal liver cells. This condition is called cirrhosis, the medical term for hardening of the liver. When a person has cirrhosis, it means that most of the heart has been broken and no longer work normally.

Cirrhosis can be very dangerous if not handled properly and could not be detected until many years duration. Most people infected with hepatitis have no symptoms, so-called silent disease.

In fact, if not handled properly, about 15-20 years can cause serious liver disorders such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Most people with hepatitis just knew if he was infected during a medical examination (medical check ups) or when going to the blood donor.

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