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Hepatitis C

What Is the Difference Between Hepatitis B & C?

Hepatitis B is caused by coming into contact with bodily fluids of an infected person, where Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood-to-blood contact. Both are viral infections that affect the liver, and it is possible to have both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C at the same time. Many people with…

How Do You Prevent Hepatitis C?

You can prevent contracting Hepatitis C by avoiding blood-to-blood contact with someone with infected blood. Today, the most common way people are infected with Hepatitis C is by sharing needles used for narcotics. Here are some steps to take prevent a Hepatitis C infection: Use new clean needles. If you…

What Is the Treatment for Hepatitis C?

What Is the Treatment for Hepatitis C? Treatment for Hepatitis C will typically require antiviral medication. In cases of long term, chronic Hepatitis C, however, a liver transplant may be recommended. The exact treatment will largely depend on the stage of the virus. Treatment for Acute Hepatitis C Acute Hepatitis…

How Do You Get Hepatitis C?

You can get hepatitis C if blood containing the hepatitis C virus enters your bloodstream. There are several ways this can occur. Contact With Dirty Needles Needles contaminated with the hepatitis C virus can spread hepatitis C. You could get hepatitis C from a contaminated needle in the following ways:…

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It impacts the liver by triggering the body’s immune response, causing inflammation and, if left untreated, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. Types of Hepatitis C There are two types of hepatitis C: acute hepatitis C and chronic…

What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C has the same symptoms of liver disease, including aches and pains, fatigue, and toileting irregularities. People with hepatitis C may not have symptoms straight away. Symptoms typically get worse over time as the liver deteriorates. Symptoms of Acute Hepatitis C Most people with acute hepatitis C, the disease’s…

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