Hepatitis symptoms. Romania occupies one of the first places in Europe in the number of hepatitis patients. Between 5 and 7% of the population is infected with the C virus.
Romania occupies one of the first places in
Europe in the number of hepatitis patients. Between 5 and 7% of the population is infected with the C virus. And the B virus is bad. Even though hepatitis virus diseases are on a downward slope, we still remain in the top of the EU.
Dr. Mariana Mihăilă, primary care physician in internal medicine, explains that months or years pass from the moment of infection with the hepatitis virus to the moment when the symptoms appear.
“It depends on the reactivity of each organism. There are patients who are probably infected in childhood who, until adulthood, do not know that they have been ill, others come directly with cancer.
liver without knowing in their life that they had hepatitis. Others go through a short period of time from the moment of infection, I give you an example from the moment of performing a dental treatment or after an inappropriate manicure in a few months it can make the acute hepatitis disease “, explained Dr. Mariana Mihăilă.
Hepatitis manifests itself differently, mostly asymptomatic or with very late manifestations. Symptoms may be associated with a cold and flu, for example:
it is the phase of acute hepatitis. Later, other symptoms may occur, but these are already late signs of chronic disease: dark urine, discolored stools, cloudy eyes and yellowed sclerosis, jaundice, enlarged liver, unwarranted fatigue and abdominal discomfort. Fluid retention and, in women, menstrual disorders can be other symptoms of chronic hepatitis.
Tests that show something is wrong with the liver are serum transaminases: AST ALD.
“But sometimes they are perfectly normal. And, in fact, we see the infectious state testing the markers
of hepatitis. Markers for virus B and virus C. What I want to say and say often, whenever I have the opportunity, is that it would be good for the entire adult population of Romania to be vaccinated against the B virus.
Children born in Romania after 1995 are vaccinated in maternity. Hepatitis B vaccination is a mandatory vaccination. However, the entire population born before 1995 is not vaccinated. And this protects each of us, we are talking about the liver cancer we are suffering from the hepatitis B virus infection, ”adds the internist.
Vaccination prevents cancer
B virus infection can cause cirrhosis and cancer several years after the infection without apparently having clinically developed hepatitis. The patient may not know that he has ever been infected and may wake up in an extremely serious condition. In a terminal state of illness.
“This is something I say to all families who have patients infected with the B virus. Especially in couples to get vaccinated. Because it provides us with protection. The vaccine can be found in all pharmacies and can be given to a family doctor, ”adds Dr. Mihailă.
There is also a vaccination scheme. It depends on how fast we want to have the antibodies. The correct scheme is 016, fast vaccination can also be done 013, the figures representing the months after the first vaccination.
Causes of infection
One of the reasons why we are at the top of hepatitis is that the generation of people over the age of 40 is part of the vaccinated population in schools in the 80s. The infection most likely occurred from those used multiple and poorly sterilized, maybe by all means of dental interventions with insufficiently sterilized instruments and used in patients who have never told the dentist.
“It is a big problem for the infected patient to have a minimum of responsibility towards those around him and towards others. The thing that happens. Patients generally notify their doctor for specialties other than liver disease. If they go to an orthopedic medical intervention, patients generally say they have a hepatitis virus. People take responsibility, but unfortunately after they went through an unpleasant event “, says Dr. Mihăilă.
There is this risk and now in the dental offices there is an inclusive risk for doctors. “Not knowing that a patient is infected with the hepatitis virus, there is a risk of accidentally stabbing ourselves with the needle used to collect blood, for an injection. When you are approved, you handle the medical equipment more carefully “, states the internist.
Desperate to get rid of hepatitis, some patients resort to all sorts of healers and bizarre treatments.
“The cut is still worn under the tongue. There are still healers who cut under the tongue. I remember when I was a child, my hepatitis colleagues were cut under the tongue. The reason is that they do get a little messy, but you realize what that blade is like. It relieves jaundice, but obviously you get hepatitis. A few days ago, a patient told me that he had cut his tongue to get rid of cirrhosis. People resort to all kinds of empirical treatments in addition to medical treatment. The world is desperate “, the specialist draws attention.
If there is a vaccine for hepatitis B that prevents infection, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but there is a cure for the disease.
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