Five Ways you can Protect Yourself from Hepatitis

  • July 24, 2023

Hepatitis is a serious disease that affects millions of people every year, causing acute and chronic illnesses and even death. To protect yourself from this disease, it is important to take preventative measures. Here are five ways to avoid contracting Hepatitis.

1. Get Vaccinated

The first step is to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Vaccination can provide long-term protection against these viruses and reduce the risk of contracting liver diseases or even death. Additionally, vaccination can prevent the spread of Hepatitis to others.

2. Prepare Your Food Safely

HEating uncooked or undercooked food, especially meat and seafood, can be a major cause of the spread of Hepatitis A and E. These viruses can survive in contaminated food and water, and can be transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food and water. It is important to ensure that food is prepared safely and cooked thoroughly to avoid contracting Hepatitis.

3. Practice Safe Sex

It is important to practice safe sex by using a condom to prevent the sexual transmission of Hepatitis B and C. These types of Hepatitis can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. Using a condom during sex can greatly reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

4. Cover Your Mouth When You Cough or Sneeze

Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze can help prevent the spread of the Hepatitis virus. Hepatitis A and E can be transmitted through contaminated food and water, but Hepatitis B and C can be transmitted through blood or body fluids, including respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. By covering your mouth, you can reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.

5. Clean Surfaces Regularly

Cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated with the Hepatitis virus can help prevent the spread of the virus to others. Hepatitis B and C can be transmitted through blood or body uids, and the virus can survive on surfaces for several days. By cleaning these surfaces with disinfectant, you can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others who may come into contact with the contaminated surface.
Remember, prevention is key when it comes to Hepatitis. If you think you may have been exposed to Hepatitis or have any concerns about your health, contact the nearest hospital today to schedule an appointment and get tested. Early detection and treatment can save lives.

At Vibhaa Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services to our community. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to helping you maintain good health and preventing diseases like Hepatitis. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. Stay healthy and stay safe!

World Hepatitis Day 2023

This year, World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 with the theme "Find the Missing Millions". Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by Hepatitis, and close to 1.34 million people die every year due to Hepatitis-related illnesses. It is important to raise awareness about this disease and take preventative measures to protect ourselves and our communities. Let us work together find the missing millions and eliminate Hepatitis for good.