Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by a virus. The liver stores nutrients and vitamins, helps digest foods, helps prevent infections, and helps remove harmful substances from blood. This disease can be transmitted by people serving other people food with being infected by the disease. Or some other disease. Some young infected individuals may have no symptoms. In other infected individuals symptoms of hepatitis, A may include flu-like symptoms such as tiredness, stomach discomfort, fever, decreased appetite, and diarrhea; light-colored stools; more specific symptoms include dark yellow urine, and jaundice (white of eyes and skin become yellowish). Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, some drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infections can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis A is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus.