In this article one can understand the treatments related to hepatitis c and additional information like how can one get infected by this disease. Other topics that will be covered are signs or symptoms and the different causes that lead to this disease. Before getting to the treatments lets first understand the hepatitis c disease and the level of danger it could cause a human.
Hepatitis c is a virus that is mostly diagnosed between the age group of 16 to 30 in youngsters and 30 to 60 plus in adults. This is a virus that harms the liver and comes in two different stages. The first is the acute stage and the second is the chronic stage. The acute stage is usually at the beginning of the diseases, where it is very difficult to understand the symptoms related to it. The chronic stage is very dangerous and life threatening where higher possibilities of liver failure could take place.
In hepatitis c there are many genotypes and the most common one is the genotype one. Some signs or symptoms related to acute and chronic hepatitis c are described below.
Signs or symptoms at the acute stage:
The signs related to an acute stage for hepatitis c diseases could be misunderstood by the flu, which in turn lead to the chronic stage of hepatitis c. Some signs are:
Loss of appetite
Signs or symptoms at the chronic stage:
When the hepatitis c disease enters the chronic stage high level of damage to the liver and the body has already taken place. The chronic stage could lead to cirrhosis (shedding of the liver), or cancer in the liver or other parts of the body, or liver failure if proper care is not taken at the earliest. Some signs are:
Clay colored or dark colored urine (unusual color)
Dark colored or clay colored stools (unusual color)
How can one get infected with this disease?
There are various ways in which one might get infected by this disease; some of them are mentioned below.
As it is a disease that spreads through contact of blood with an infected person, it could spread through infected needles and unhygienic environment.
In addition, any type of organ transplant in an unhealthy environment, piercing and tattooing by an infected needle.
Treatments related to hepatitis c disease:
HEP C TREATMENT starts by avoiding alcohol and taxing the liver with heavy drugs.
Though this disease has no cure, it has drugs that can give some relief to the pain that the body is going through.
Mental health is very important to be considered as the pain in the body makes one weak mentally.
Timely consumption of medication to eradicate the pain is very crucial.
Drugs which are prescribed by the physician only must be consumed.
By keeping the above few points in mind one can help themselves if they are infected with this disease. However the proper diagnosis for this disease must be taken into consideration.