Viral hepatitis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality world over and a rising cause for concern in Asian countries including Pakistan. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver commonly caused by a viral infection. In Pakistan, the most prevalent types of hepatitis are Hepatitis B and C. There are however, 5 different types of hepatitis all of which are found in Pakistan. To learn more about this serious medical condition, talk to your doctor. Or you can find expert doctors online through telemedicine platforms like My live doctors.

Over time with advancements in technology, the parameters of healthcare has changed throughout the world including developing countries like Pakistan. Even though telehealth has been around for quite some time it has boomed in Pakistan in recent times.

Experts say that more than 80% of minor, everyday health problems can be solved online. Not only that, you can find expert doctors online for a second opinion and find the best online physician for remote monitoring of chronic medical conditions as well as medical advice.

What are the types of hepatitis?

There are 5 different types of hepatitis namely A, B, C, D and E. Types A and E are acquired by consuming contaminated food and water and coming in contact with poor sanitary conditions. Hepatitis B, C, and D are transmitted through direct contact with infected blood and body fluids more commonly by injection drug users and sex.

Learn how you can maintain a good standard of hygiene by asking a doctor online. If you live in Lahore, find the best doctors in Lahore and ask a doctor online in Lahore about how you can prevent hepatitis. People living in rural areas and regional slums are at a greater risk of acquiring hepatitis. Online healthcare services like My live doctors play an important role in creating awareness and treating the condition remotely.

The high prevalence of hepatitis is due to many factors in both health care settings and in the community. The use of dirty syringes, transfusion of blood without screening, use of unhygienic dental instruments, reuse of razor blades by barbers and poor infrastructure for infectious waste disposal all contribute to the disease.

How do you know you have hepatitis?

Most people with Hep A and C can’t tell that they’ve been infected because they don’t show any symptoms in the beginning. These are chronic diseases and symptoms begin to show months or even years after acquiring the infection. Ask expert doctors online about which symptoms you can expect in hepatitis. Some signs and symptoms to look out for are:
• fatigue
• flu-like symptoms
• dark urine
• pale stool
• abdominal pain
• loss of appetite
• unexplained weight loss
• yellow skin and eyes, which may be signs of jaundice

If you think you have any of the above symptoms, hepatitis needs to be ruled out. Go see your doctor or find expert doctors online and book an online doctor appointment within minutes. Download the My live doctors app on your smartphone and register for free. Access expert doctors online across Pakistan with the app and get treated from home!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Abigail Kane MD is a graduate of George Washington University school of medicine. Dr. Kane trained in the department of cardiology during her residency. During her residency she was able to provide utmost care and consultation which resulted in an overall improvement of the department. Dr. Kane has been practicing as a cardiologist in California since 1997. She currently has 7 publications in the American Journal of Cardiology and has co-authorships involving other publications. Her practice focuses on new research in the field of Cardiology in accordance with published clinical trials. Most of her treatment strategies are evidence based as her are research papers. She has always been a career-driven, ambitious individual with high aspirations. Dr. Kane is listed as a major contributor in the publication that featured the therapeutic effects of a new cardio-protective drug that may be used in preventive cardiology. Currently Dr. Kane hold various certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and she was also recognized with an award for her work in cardiology research.