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13 causes of hepatitis you didn't know about

...and other shocking ways you can get infected with the disease.

Written by Sudipta Satpathy | Updated : August 4, 2016 12:13 PM IST


Hep Causes You Didnt Know About

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection by five known strains of hepatitis virus (A, B, C, D and E). Here are a few ways that you can get hepatitis.



Tattoos and body piercings: Getting a tattoo or a body piercing from a place that does not use fresh, sterilised needles for every client increases your chances of getting hepatitis.



Acupuncture: This form of Chinese medicine may bring relief to your medical problems but it involves the use of needles, which in turn puts you at a high risk for hepatitis.  Also Read - 9 Modern Names Of Lord Rama For Baby Boy


Prenatal Transmission

Prenatal transmission: Women infected with hepatitis virus pass it on to their children during childbirth.


Bodily Fluids

Contact with infected blood or bodily fluids: Healthcare practitioners who draw blood or other bodily fluids from an infected person are also at risk of getting hepatitis.


Iv Drugs

Unsterilised needles : Sharing unsterilised needles such as a syringe or an intravenous drug equipment with a person infected with hepatitis is the most common route of infection.


Sex And Hepatitis

Sex: Sex with an infected person is the most common way of spreading of hepatitis B virus. Anal sex or oral to anal contact also puts you at risk for hepatitis A. Homosexual men have a high chance of getting hepatitis.


Unclean Hands

Unclean hands: You can get hepatitis A from an infected person who doesn't wash hands after using the bathroom. Not washing hands after using the bathroom or after changing a baby's diaper can increase the risk of hepatitis.