What is Hepatitis?
The word hepatitis simply means ‘inflammation of the liver’. There are lots of different reasons why your liver might become inflamed, for example drinking too much alcohol; the side effects of some medications; autoimmune diseases; bacterial infections and viral infections. Hepatitis A, B and C are caused by viral infections.
Often Hepatitis A, B and C infections have no symptoms or symptoms can take a long time to develop (in particular Hepatitis B and C). However, symptoms can include tiredness, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and jaundice, amongst others.