Hepatitis causes the liver to become inflamed. In most cases, hepatitis is caused by an acute injury or chronic inflammation that leads to a damaged liver. When the liver is able to function without symptoms, many cases of hepatitis go years without being diagnosed.
At Premier Gastroenterology, PC, our Southaven gastroenterologist offers testing and treatment for hepatitis.
Many people with hepatitis are asymptomatic and do not realize they have the condition until they've had a blood test. There are many common symptoms you may experience with hepatitis, including loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and, in severe cases, jaundice. Once you have been diagnosed with hepatitis, the next step is to discuss treatment options.
If you have been referred to our office or you suspect that you are showing symptoms of hepatitis, we can help. There are many forms of treatment for hepatitis, including a weight loss and exercise regimen or anti-viral medication, depending on the nature of the disease. We strongly recommend seeking treatment even if your condition is mostly asymptomatic, as untreated hepatitis can lead to the development of liver dysfunction and advanced fibrosis.
Suffering from hepatitis can affect your life in a variety of different ways. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to you which you can discuss with a trained gastroenterologist. You should not have to continue to live a life affected by these symptoms. Instead, reach out to us and learn how we can help alleviate the suffering.
Request an appointment with our Southaven gastroenterologist today by calling us at (662) 349-6113.