Inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis becomes chronic when it lasts for more then 6 months. Majority of patients will be asymptomatic, or mildly symptomatic, abnormal blood tests may be the only thing that shows Hepatitis in some patients. Can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. Common bacteria that selectively lives in the stomach. Most common cause of gastritis and gastric/duodenal ulcers. Has been linked to gastric cancer. getting checked when symptoms present themselves early is key. Tiredness, weakness, and general malaise are typical, fairly non-descript symptoms associated, which is why it is important to get checked. Allowing chronic hepatitis to continue to damage the body can lead to scarring of the liver, swelling of the legs, and fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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