Hepatitis is a collection of diseases that cause inflammation of the liver. If you have hepatitis, you’ll need professional treatment to manage your condition. At Anchor Care in Green Brook, New Jersey, Adetutu Ogunmefun, DNP, offers treatment for hepatitis to help you manage symptoms and prevent long-term impact on your health. If you or a loved one needs assistance with hepatitis treatment, call today or use this website to book an appointment.
Hepatitis is a collection of diseases that affect the liver. You need your liver to filter toxins and aid digestion, as well as excrete bilirubin, cholesterol, and hormones. This vital organ also stores glycogen for energy, stockpiles other nutrients, and synthesizes protein.
Hepatitis can have viral causes, but it may also result from excessive alcohol use or immune system problems.
The most common viral strains of hepatitis are strains B and C. These can develop into long-term, chronic conditions.
You contract hepatitis A by coming into contact with food or water contaminated by the virus (usually from feces). It’s an acute condition that goes away with time, rest, and treatment for your symptoms.
Hepatitis B transfers through blood, vaginal secretions, and semen. Sexual contact and blood transfusions are the most common ways you contract this version.
Hepatitis C also transmits through infected bodily fluids. You can also contract it from unprotected sex or shared needles.
Hepatitis D and E rarely occur in the United States and are more common in third-world countries with poor sanitation.
Alcoholic hepatitis occurs due to excessive and long-term alcohol use. It causes liver damage and failure.
However, a faulty immune system can also cause liver inflammation if it mistakenly attacks liver cells as a foreign invader.
Viral forms of hepatitis require an antiviral drug to help you heal. Dr. Ogunmefun uses corticosteroids and immune-suppression drugs to treat autoimmune cases of hepatitis.
If you have alcoholic hepatitis, the first step in treatment is to quitting drinking habits. This is the only way possible to reverse liver damage and prevent disease progression.
Dr. Ogunmefun works to correct any nutritional deficiencies that result from your condition as well. She may also offer medications to help heal your liver. In severe cases, you may be referred to a specialist to discuss a liver transplant.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with hepatitis treatment, call the Anchor Care office in Green Brook, New Jersey, or use this website to book an appointment today.