Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liverA large organ, located in the upper right abdomen, which assists in digestion by metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins, stores vitamins and minerals, produces amino acids, bile and cholesterolAn essential component of cell membranes and nerve fibre insulation, cholesterol is important for the metabolism and transport of fatty acids and the production of hormones and Vitamin D. Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver, and is also present in certain foods. High blood cholesterol levels have been linked to heart disease and may be a side effect of some anti-HIV medications., and removes toxins from the blood.. This section is about hepatitis that is caused by the hepatitis B virusA small infective organism which is incapable of reproducing outside a host cell..
Hepatitis B is a sexually transmissible disease, and it is also vaccinepreventable, so people who are sexually active can protect themselves by having the vaccination. read more »