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Hepatitis Symptoms and Causes

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.

Viruses cause most cases of Hepatitis. The type of Hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause Hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.

Some people who have Hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes

Some forms of Hepatitis are mild, and others can be serious. Some can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to liver cancer.

Sometimes Hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes Hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.

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Hepatitis Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.