Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic disease more commonly seen in females, where the human body’s immune system goes awry and attacks its healthy liver cells. This immune response causes hepatitis i.e. inflammation of the liver. If left untreated, this disease can result in complications such as cirrhosis of the liver and/or hepatic failure.
Hepatitis is defined as liver inflammation usually caused by the hepatitis virus. There are of 5 types of hepatitis: A, B, C, D and E. At times, our own immune system will attack the liver, which is termed as autoimmune hepatitis disease. Common symptoms include fever, jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stool, loss of appetite and weight loss.
Fatigue is a common complaint of chronic Hepatitis C sufferers. Fatigue is triggered by many factors, but insufficient sleep is considered to be the major cause and too many sleepless nights worsen the condition of Hepatitis C sufferers.
In a report by Gallup Pakistan short roundup of health infrastructure in Pakistan 2000-2015 based on Pakistan Economic Survey 2015-2016, it is mentioned that “Pakistan was unable to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health and ranks 149 in 188 countries in the first global assessment of countries.
GlaxoSmithKline is taking some heat at home over questions about global shortages of its and Merck’s hepatitis B vaccine that triggered rationing in the U.K., although GSK’s supplies to the much larger U.S. market seem to be unaffected.
Patients with hepatitis C in Europe could soon gain access to two new pan-genotypic treatment options after the European Commission issued approval for AbbVie’s Maviret and Gilead’s Vosevi following an accelerated review.
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