The term hepatitis is very broad, and it means inflammation (hot, swollen or pain) of the liver. Often times your doctor may have found out that you have a liver problem through routine blood tests.
Symptoms of hepatitis can include:
Common irritants that can cause hepatitis include:
It is very important that we sit down and talk about all the risk factors that may be causing your liver problem, as sometimes there may be more than one contributing factor. Tests to help diagnose and treat hepatitis may include further blood tests, an ultrasound of the liver, a fibroscan (ultrasound that assesses for the amount of stiffness or scarring within the liver), a CT scan, or a liver biopsy.