What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is inflammation of

All types of hepatitis produce the

Massage is systemically contrain-

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the liver, usually due to viral

same symptoms, with variable

dicated for acute hepatitis. For

 

infection.

severity. Symptoms, when any ex-

clients with chronic hepatitis,

 

 

ist, include fatigue, jaundice, ab-

the appropriateness of massage

 

 

dominal pain, nausea, and diar-

will depend on their general

 

 

rhea. Sometimes no symptoms

health.

 

 

are present.

 

 

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