What is Viral Hepatitis?“Viral hepatitis is a potentially serious inflammation of the liver that happens after one becomes infected by one or more hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common hepatitis viruses.
Hepatitis A usually resolves after a few weeks. But hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause life-long infections if they are not found and treated by a healthcare provider. The liver inflammation caused by these infections can lead to severe liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.
Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. People may not learn they have hepatitis B and C until the liver starts to fail. It is much easier to be tested and treated.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can be treated effectively with newly available medications.
Speak with your healthcare provider about getting tested and about treatments options if you are living with chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C.”