Q. How many kinds of hepatitis are there?
Your liver helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that makes it stop working efficiently.
Hepatitis is usually caused by a virus. There are five main hepatitis viruses types A, B, C, D and E. There are several other causes of hepatitis.
Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, dark-colored urine, pale bowel movements, stomach pain, and jaundice.