Hepatitis C- Everything You Need To Know!

Hepatitis C - You Need To Know

What is Hepatitis C and how it spreads?

It is the most common liver disease that results from infection with Hepatitis C virus. It’s transmitted when the blood of a person infected with Hepatitis C virus enters the bloodstream of a healthy person. This could take place via contaminated needles in clinics or hospitals, receiving contaminated blood products or through unprotected sex.

 

Newborns with HCV-positive mothers, people living with HIV and healthcare professionals handling contaminated instruments are more prone to get infected with Hepatitis C virus.

 

Do you know more than 250 million people around the world live with Hepatitis C virus but most of them do not know that they have been infected because of a simple reason that they do not feel unwell!

 

 Consult your doctor if you are suffering from

  • Poor appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Swelling in your lungs
  • Drowsiness
  • Abdominal pain

 

You could have Hepatitis C! According to WHO (World Health Organization), a third of the world population has been infected with Hepatitis C virus at one point in their lives and around 900,000 people die of Hepatitis every year.   

 

What are its symptoms?

It’s possible that you may be infected with Hepatitis C virus for years and you may not even know it! Common symptoms of Hepatitis C include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite loss
  • Jaundice(yellowing of skin and eyes)
  • Abdominal pain

 

Can Hepatitis C be treated?

Early detection  and proper medical care of Hepatitis C can help in full clearance of the virus. The viral infection in serious liver conditions like liver cancer and cirrhosis can be prevented by treating it with a combination of antiviral medicines. They are used for around a year so that you body can get rid of the virus.

Tags : Antiviral medicines  Hepatitis C

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