Symptoms of hepatitis C - is rarely clear

March 30, 2014

 Symptoms of hepatitis C
 Symptoms of hepatitis C is rarely pronounced. This disease often goes unnoticed, and many patients are unaware of its presence, and if you accidentally revealing not taken seriously. Nevertheless, the disease with a high probability can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. That is why the hepatitis C virus are called "tender murderer".


How is hepatitis C

Hepatitis C can occur acutely and chronically. However, even severe forms of the disease occur erased with minimal symptoms, so often go unnoticed. Acute hepatitis C Hepatitis C - "the tender murderer"  Hepatitis C - "the tender murderer"
   It may result in complete recovery, but in most cases, becomes chronic, which lasts for years and ends - 20-30 years cirrhosis. For hepatitis C is characterized by inflammation and degeneration into cancer.

The destruction of liver cells (hepatocytes) occurs as the direct effect of the virus, and due to autoimmune disorders: the formation of antibodies to its own liver cells.

It was found that if patients received timely treatment, the risk of transition to chronic acute process, as well as the formation of cirrhosis and liver cancer, is significantly reduced.


The first symptoms of hepatitis C - acute form of the disease

The incubation period for hepatitis C lasts from two weeks to six months (an average of 6-7 weeks). After that, the first symptoms of the disease. It is the acute phase and in some patients it is manifested in the form of characteristic symptoms: fever, headache, muscle aches and joint pain, general malaise and weakness. This so-called prodromal or anicteric period of the disease, which can last from two weeks to a month.

But the majority of patients during this period goes unnoticed, without significant fever and other common manifestations. This is one of the characteristics of viral hepatitis C - is asymptomatic, untreated form of acute hepatitis often become chronic. During this period, the blood can detect elevated liver enzymes (ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase), which are released into the bloodstream in the destruction of viruses hepatocytes.

The next phase of acute hepatitis - icteric or phase height of the disease. During this period can appear icteric staining of the skin and sclera, accompanied by pruritus, pain or discomfort in the right hypochondrium, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, lack of appetite. But this is not always enough anicteric frequent form of the disease. During this period, there is an increased blood bilirubin (mainly direct).

Icteric phase lasts about a month, during convalescence (recovery) - a few months, after which the self-healing may occur (approximately 15-25% of cases) or the disease goes into a chronic form.


Symptoms of hepatitis C - a chronic form of the disease

Acute hepatitis becomes chronic frequently. Symptoms of hepatitis C in women may be less pronounced, and the less inflammation becomes chronic with the transition to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Symptoms of HCV infection in males can not occur, but this does not exclude the presence of active inflammation in the liver from its transition into chronic first, and then to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Chronic hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
   C may be asymptomatic, only its signs in this case are weakness, decreased performance and appetite disorders. Sometimes the disease is undulating, in the form of exacerbations, which are replaced by remissions. But rarely more severe exacerbations, causing illness and was called "the tender murderer".

If the symptoms of hepatitis C in adults is usually expressed slightly, the children the disease can be more aggressive with frequent exacerbations and the formation of cirrhosis.

Symptoms of hepatitis C may be aggravated by the impact of unfavorable factors such as heavy physical or neuropsychiatric stress, poor eating habits. Especially significant adverse effects on the liver of patients with hepatitis C has alcohol. Evolving with the alcohol toxic hepatitis Toxic hepatitis - the impact of harmful substances on the liver  Toxic hepatitis - the impact of harmful substances on the liver
   symptoms of hepatitis C strengthens and promotes rapid formation of cirrhosis.

Laboratory findings in chronic hepatitis C Chronic hepatitis C - creeps imperceptibly  Chronic hepatitis C - creeps imperceptibly
   It may also be modified in waves. The patients' blood may appear periodically elevated levels of liver enzymes or bilirubin. Sometimes normal laboratory findings seen in patients over a long period of time even when the existing changes in the liver. In such cases, laboratory testing is carried out once or twice a year.

Symptoms of hepatitis C may be invisible, so special attention should be paid to the appearance of weakness and decreased performance. When such symptoms should be tested for hepatitis.

Galina Romanenko

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Regidron - application: how to stop fluid loss

December 16, 2012

 rehydron use
 Regidron widely used in the fluid loss of any origin. Very often it is used for diarrhea in children, as it stops the development of severe complications - exsicosis, ie, dehydration, accompanied by the loss of a child fluids and salts. It exsicosis is the cause of death of children in intestinal infections.

 Regidron - application: how to stop fluid loss

Regidron pediatric

The child is more sensitive to loss of fluids and salts, than an adult. If a child under one year constant diarrhea, such as those associated with inadequate education in the body of some digestive enzymes, it is lagging behind in physical and mental development. Therefore, under such conditions in the integrated treatment of the child is often included rehydron.

Very often rehydron has to appoint the body's lack of lactase - an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar. Some children have lactase deficiency runs hard, with constant diarrhea, bloating and intestinal colic. Often such a state joins the intestinal infection caused by a pathogenic microflora, constantly live in the intestines of the baby ..

Intestinal infection can occur without the enzyme deficiency, if the child's infection from the patient, through food, household items and so on. A disease occurs in a child is usually heavy, with great loss of fluid and salts with vomiting and loose stool, leading to dehydration. When dehydration (exsicosis) the child becomes sluggish, against this background, begin complications of the nervous system - severe headaches, seizures, and so on. Suffering and the cardiovascular system - the lack of salt leads to weakness of the heart muscle.

Regidron- is a medicine that contains the necessary body salts and a source of energy necessary for their digestion - glucose Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source
 . It is used in the dewatering rehydron mild to moderate. In severe forms of dehydration saline solutions are administered intravenously.

The structure rehydron Regidron - will help restore the water-salt balance  Regidron - will help restore the water-salt balance
   include sodium chloride and potassium chloride - These salts reduced the normal osmotic pressure in the tissue. Sodium citrate - it is salt, which the body turns into ash, and restores the normal acid-alkaline balance. Glucose is the body's cells need in order to cope with the increased load, as it is a source of energy.

Regidron the appearance of diarrhea and vomiting, you can start giving the doctor even before the arrival of the child up to a year. But you need to call the doctor - he will correct dose rehydron, assess the child's condition and prescribe complex treatment of intestinal infections in outpatient settings or send a child to the hospital for treatment.

In chronic diarrhea rehydron begin to give the child can only be prescribed by a doctor.

 Regidron - application: how to stop fluid loss

Application for the treatment of adult rehydron

Intestinal infections are dangerous not only for children but also for adults. There may have diarrhea and infectious origin associated with eating disorders. They are especially dangerous for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, as in intestinal infections with vomiting and loose stool lost fluid and with it the output of potassium. With a lack of potassium is suffering the whole muscular system - skeletal and smooth muscles, including the heart muscle. Therefore, the patient becomes lethargic, sedentary, he has a heart palpitations, heart pain Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor  Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
 In patients with coronary heart disease angina worse.

Restoration of water-salt and acid-base balance of a beneficial effect on the human body. If diarrhea is infectious origin, the rehydron can completely restore the patient's condition. When intestinal infection (it is usually accompanied by a rise in temperature) rehydron usually not enough to treat it is necessary to consult a doctor.

 Regidron - application: how to stop fluid loss

Application rehydron when overheating

Regidron help and overheating, which is accompanied by large losses of fluid and salts. Very often it develops overheating in the summer, with the immoderate stay, for example, on the beach, even if the person is the whole day in the shade. Overheating can occur in the bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   or in the sauna. It appears sudden weakness, headache, palpitations, with significant fluid loss - seizures. Of course, when a serious condition, you must call an ambulance. But after the emergency aid will help to restore the normal state regiidron.

Athletes cause loss of fluids and salts can be too heavy physical exertion, accompanied by profuse sweating. Regidron in this case will help to restore the normal functioning of the body.

Regidron - a drug that you can have in your home medicine cabinet.

Galina Romanenko

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