Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Commonly people assume it means something infectious but that’s not always the case. It’s a broad term and has many different causes including:

Medication induced hepatitis, fatty liver hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis and viral hepatitis.

Viral hepatitis includes infection with hepatitis A, B,C and E.

Hepatitis A and E are usually food and water bourne and are self limiting.

Hepatitis B and C are blood bourne and can be harder to get rid of especially chronic (long term) infection. The important thing to know is that there are very effective treatments available for hepatitis B and C.

The team at GI choice can advise about investigation and treatment of hepatitis.