Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C

HEPATITIS C"A scissor to your liver."

Hepatitis C is a virus that leads to inflammation of the liver. The virus kills liver cells which are replaced by scar tissue.

Hepatitis C can't be cured, but treatment can help. It is treated with antiviral medications, which include Ribavirin and Simeprevir. Also, avoiding alcohol can help.

Hepatitis C may show no symptoms for years, but it will be slowly injuring your liver, causing liver cancer or failure.

It is more likely to get Hepatitis C when you are 45+ years old. Two Thirds of people with Hepatitis C are over 45.

A healthy liver compared to one infected with Hepatitis C

The virus is passed on when someone comes into contact with contaminated blood.

Hepatitis C affects the digestive system because the liver is in the system. It also affects the immune system and is very good at avoiding destruction from it.

There are no vaccines for Hepatitis C. The best way to avoid it is to not come into contact with contaminated blood, and not injecting illcit drugs.

Hepacivirusis the scientific name for Hepatitis C.

Zack Steelman


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