Hepatitis C- Overview And A Clinical Review Of The Treatment

Diseases have been proved epidemic in several cases and conditions in the due course of time. There was a time when crisis held the diseases and there were no real cures for them in the medical world. But, with the further advancements in the world of medical science, the medical practitioners and researches tended to find solutions to all such diseases and epidemics leading to a healthy and well being life.

Clinical review on the facts concerning Hepatitis C and Hep C treatment

Around 3 million cases suffering from Hepatitis C has been found in US. Most of the cases were identified in the later stages leading to liver damages and in extreme cases it also turned into liver cancer.

By 2014, there have been multiple effective drugs and antiviral treatment that have proved to be pretty effective on the disease of Hepatitis C.

Hep C treatment works on the principle of lowering down the HCV content in the body and restricting the growth of the same in the body as well.

This is due to this well researched discovery of several effective drugs for the treatment of the disease such as- Sofosbuvir, Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir, Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir, etc. has made the drug recovery rate reach the figures of approx 90%.

However, the cost involved in the Hep C Treatment process has been restricting the reach of the treatment to common people during the earlier times.

It is due to this rigorous efforts made under clinical studies that the researchers have succeeded in creating several drugs that are cost effective and has reduced the treatment cost by around 90%.

The higher prices of the drug tended to be a barrier until 2014, until when the low cost drugs weren’t identified.

How Hepatitis C affect and whats the treatment does involved in the process?

Hepatitis C is mainly a blood borne disease that enters the body in the form of HCV virus via blood sources.

This may happen via several conditions that exposes the blood to HCV contaminated blood-

  • During a blood transfusion process
  • Using a HCV contaminated needle

During having a tattoo on the body that uses the needle infected by a person’s blood affected from HCV infection

Any other process that involves direct blood exposure to a person’s blood already carrying HCV infection.

The disease condition leads to affecting the liver by the HCV virus. This may vary as per the infection percentage on the liver. Severe cases may lead to serious liver damages leading to conditions of Cirrhosis as well.

In most of the cases, the patients do not recognise the early symptoms of the disease as it appears to be very common. This leads to further degradation of the liver conditions and severe damages too.