Question: Why is Hep C so bad?

Hepatitis C infection that continues over many years can cause significant complications, such as: Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). After decades of hepatitis C infection, cirrhosis may occur. Scarring in your liver makes it difficult for your liver to function.

Does Hep C ever go away?

Most people who are infected with hepatitis C dont experience any symptoms for years. However, hepatitis C usually is a chronic illness (which means it doesnt go away on its own).

What causes Hep C flare ups?

Core tip: Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection may experience hepatic flares due to an acute exacerbation of this disease that is frequently characterized by a significant increase in liver fibrosis and necroinflammation but by a high rate of sustained viral response to Peg-interferon plus ribavirin ...

Can Hep C be 100% cured?

Hepatitis C can be cured, and todays drug therapies are very effective and easier for patients to take, says Jeffrey S. Murray, M.D., an internist at the FDA who specializes in infectious diseases.

What kills Hep C?

Bleach kills HCV nearly all the time, and there are other cleaners or disinfectants you can use, too, that also work against the virus. Bleach: Bleach has been shown to kill HCV in more than 99% of contaminated syringes.

What vitamins should I take for hep C?

Several dietary supplements have been studied for hepatitis C, and many people with hepatitis C have tried dietary supplements. The most commonly used supplement for hepatitis C is silymarin (an extract from milk thistle).

Can your body cure itself of Hep C?

Can hepatitis C go away on its own? Yes. From 15% to 20% of people with hep C clear it from their bodies without treatment. Its more likely to happen in women and people who have symptoms.

How do you know if your hep C is getting worse?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

What are the last stages of Hep C?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

How long does it take for Hep C to damage liver?

On average it takes about twenty years for significant liver scarring to develop. The symptoms experienced and the damage done to the liver vary dramatically from person to person. Some people will have few, if any, symptoms for many years.

What are the last stages of hep C?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

Is Vitamin C good for Hep C?

Based on the conducted randomized clinical trials, convincing evidence that beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E or their combinations are beneficial for the treatment of alcoholic, autoimmune, hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus liver diseases or liver cirrhosis could not be found, contrary to in vitro ...

What are the final stages of Hep C?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

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