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All You Need to Know About Hepatitis Prevention

Hepatitis is a condition that affects the liver and causes inflammation. It may be one of many types – mainly A, B, C, D, and E – and can be acute or chronic. Hepatitis viruses are predominantly spread through contaminated water & food and infected fluids. The major modes of transmission are, consumption of contaminated food, coming in close contact with an infected person or having sexual relations with an infected person. Some viruses can also be transmitted from a mother to the baby during childbirth.

Here are some ways to prevent hepatitis infection:

  1. Following hygienic practices

Hepatitis A and E are passed on through faecal matter and by consuming contaminated food and water. Types B, C, and D are spread through infected fluids. This may be through sexual contact, sharing of needles, etc. Knowing how the disease spreads and avoiding placing yourself at a risk is one way to prevent the disease. Always use sterilised equipment, watch what you eat and stay away from places without proper sanitation.

  1. Vaccination

Taking the strictest care may sometimes not work, because it is difficult to identify infected people when there are no symptoms. There are vaccines available for hepatitis A and B, but not for C, D, and E. However, since hepatitis D virus can attack only if the hepatitis B virus is already present, getting immunisation against HBV (before it attacks) will protect you from HDV too.

  1. Practice safe sex

Always practice safe sex and avoid unprotected sexual contact or sexual intercourse with multiple partners.

  1. Avoid alcohol and drugs

Excessive alcohol consumption and certain medications can be toxic to the liver, leading to inflammation. Stay away from such toxic substances.

  1. Take precautions during travel

Some types of hepatitis are highly prevalent in areas without proper sanitation, such as parts of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Mexico, etc. Check for travel advisories and get a vaccine before going to these areas and make sure you consume uncontaminated food and clean water.

Basic steps such as these can stand you in good stead. Just that extra bit of care – keeping yourself clean, washing your hands before and after eating, avoiding street food, etc. – can keep the hepatitis virus away. Get vaccinated as early as possible, just to be sure. To get quick and accurate testing for Hepatitis, in a hygienic facility, contact Apollo Diagnostics to book an appointment.

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You will get a call within 12 Hrs from the time of Booking. *T&C – Free home sample collection is not available on specific tests. Pediatric home sample collection ( kids below 10 years age ) is available at specific cities only

Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

Shivaraj Kadam, Pune

“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

Mr. Thomas, Mysuru

“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru