Mainly hepatitis reflects the violation and the damage of the liver.
Common symptoms of hepatitisare: fatigue and weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, discomfort and heaviness in the stomach, change the color of urine and feces, jaundice. These characteristics are presented in chronological order. That is, the jaundice in acute hepatitise will appear last. It is considered that jaundice is the main symptom of hepatitisa, but it can be caused due to any other reasons.
For more severe forms of hepatitisand is characterized by a weak intensity of symptoms or their long absence as such. The most typical symptoms are fatigue, prolonged weakness and asthenic syndrome. Sometimes chronic hepatitis be noticed only then how he has evolved too much. The consequences of chronic viral hepatitisand the jaundice and the appearance of ascites and cirrhosis of the liver. The last stage, the brain damage with partial violation of his activities.
To identify hepatitis need to pass such tests as the bilirubin and liver enzymes. With the emergence of hepatitisand these figures rise dramatically. According to some laboratory studies, you can see the process of liver damage and failure functions. The set of results of various analyses, it is possible to do a full analysis of the extent of liver damage and disorder of its functions.
The same tests that reveal the presence of viruses hepatitisa, which are called markers of hepatitis. Today, there are two ways of detection. The first is immunological, and the second genetic. The first detects antibodies that the body produces in response to different parts of the virus. The second determines the presence of genetic material (RNA or DNA) of virus in the blood, most often by PCR. Modern methods of gene diagnostic can not only detect the virus, but also to establish its variety and quantity, which is very important for treatment.