Hepatitis, known as liver inflammation among the people, occurs mostly with viral effects. Saying that hepatitis, which is mostly manifested by symptoms such as jaundice, loss of appetite, and fatigue, will become chronic if not treated, one of the Doctor Calendar experts, Internal Diseases Specialist. Dr. Tuğba Taşcı recommends eating healthy, giving importance to hygiene and getting vaccinated to prevent hepatitis.
Hepatitis is defined as inflammation or destruction of liver tissue. Although hepatitis is mostly caused by viruses worldwide, it can also occur due to other infectious agents, autoimmune diseases, toxins (alcohol, some drugs, chemical toxins and plants). The hepatitis picture, which occurs with the progression of fatty liver (non-alcoholic) that occurs in people who do not drink alcohol frequently, is also increasing day by day. Internal Medicine Specialist from Doctor Calendar experts. Dr. Tuğba Taşcı states that hepatitis can occur without showing any symptoms, but most often it manifests itself with symptoms such as jaundice, loss of appetite and weakness.
Hepatitis is most commonly caused by viral agents.
Our liver acts as a filter for most substances that pass from the digestive system to the blood. These substances mixed with the blood are either decomposed into the basic particles necessary for our body or are made functional. It also has the task of storing some of these building blocks. It ensures that harmful substances are removed from the body through detoxification. At the same time, by synthesizing bile acids, it facilitates the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins that we take with food. Saying that all these functions are affected when there is inflammation in the liver tissue, Dr. Dr. Taşcı reminds that hepatitis is mostly caused by viral factors.
Stating that hepatitis A and E can be transmitted through what we eat or through the toilet, Taşçı says: “B, C, D and G can be transmitted through blood or body fluids. It is very important to pay attention to preventive measures because hepatitis B, C, D and G can become chronic and cause cirrhosis. Hepatitis that lasts longer than 6 months is called chronic hepatitis. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, the frequency of which is increasing today, first begins as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, known as fatty liver. This situation occurs due to abdominal obesity, a diet rich in fatty and fructose (fruit sugar), type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, high cholesterol, sedentary life and, more importantly, deterioration of intestinal flora.
Fructose-rich diet can cause cirrhosis
Internal Medicine Specialist from Doctor Calendar experts. Dr. Taşçı states that a diet rich in fructose is closely related to fatty liver by changing the intestinal microbiota and explains this situation as follows: “In a diet rich in fructose, the intestinal wall is gradually damaged. At the same time, the small intestine flora changes with insulin resistance. The resulting bacterial toxins mix with the blood from the intestinal wall and first go to the liver. Here, inflammation is triggered and prepares the ground for fatty liver. If not intervened, it progresses to fibrosis tissue formation and cirrhosis in the tissue.
exp. Dr. Taşcı gives the following recommendations to prevent hepatitis in general: “Take care of a healthy diet. Reduce sugar intake, eat a diet rich in vegetables and healthy fats. Stop drinking alcohol. Stay away from products packaged with toxic substances, pay attention to herbal supplements. Increase our personal protective measures, get hepatitis B vaccine. Give importance to exercise and make it continuous.”