Glance of Hepatitis C Diseases

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV = hepatitis C virus). Hepatitis C virus entry into liver cells, using the genetic machinery within the cell to duplicate the hepatitis C virus, and then infect other cells.

15% of cases of Hepatitis C infection is acute, meaning the body is automatically cleaned and no consequences. Unfortunately 85% of cases, hepatitis C infection becomes chronic and slowly damages the liver for years. In that time, the liver can be broken into cirrhosis (hardening of the liver), end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Many kinds of hepatitis C. In many cases, the virus enters the body, began life in liver cells, disrupt the normal activity of these cells, then use the genetic machinery of cells to replicate hepatitis C virus and infect other healthy cells.

If you have hepatitis C patients, it is important to consume healthy foods and avoid alcohol. Alcohol can worsen liver damage you, whether you are in treatment or not.
One of the common symptoms of Hepatitis C is chronic fatigue. Fatigue can also be a side effect of treatment of Hepatitis C. Fatigue due to hepatitis C can be overcome with adequate rest and perform a routine exercise.

Hepatitis C virus is very clever transform themselves quickly. Today there are at least six major types of hepatitis C virus (often called the genotype) and more than 50 sub types.

This is the reason why the body cannot effectively fight the virus and research have not been able to make a vaccine against viral hepatitis C. Genotype does not determine how severe and how fast progress hepatitis C, but certain genotypes may not respond as well as others in treatment.

Often people who suffer from Hepatitis C have no symptoms, although infection has occurred for years. If there are symptoms can be: Exhausted, lost appetite, abdominal pain. Dark urine, skin or eyes become yellow (called "jaundice"), which rarely happens.
In some cases, Hepatitis C can cause an increase in certain enzymes in the liver, which can be detected in routine blood tests. However, some patients experience chronic hepatitis C liver enzyme levels or a normal fluctuation.

However, very necessary to have the test if you think you have the risk of contracting hepatitis C or if you've corresponded with people or contaminated objects. The only way to identify this disease is by blood tests.

Hepatitis C transmission is usually through direct contact with blood or its products and needles or other sharp instruments contaminated. In their daily activities much risk of infection such as Hepatitis C, bleeding cuts or nosebleeds, or menstrual blood. Personal equipment affected by the patient contact can transmit the hepatitis C virus (such as toothbrushes, razors or manicure tools). Risk of Hepatitis C infection through sexual intercourse is higher in people who have more than one partner.

Transmissions of Hepatitis C rarely occur from infected mother to infant hepatitis C a newborn or other family member. However, if the mother is also HIV positive, the risk of transmitting hepatitis C is very much possible. Breastfeeding does not transmit hepatitis C.

If you have hepatitis C sufferers, you cannot transmit hepatitis C to others through hugs, handshakes, sneezing, coughing, sharing utensils and drinking, regular contacts, or other contacts who are not exposed to blood. A person who is infected with Hepatitis C can transmit to others 2 weeks after infection to her.

One of the most severe consequences in patients Hepatitis C is liver cancer. Approximately 15% of patients infected with hepatitis C virus can eliminate the virus from the body spontaneously without facing it consequences at a later date. This is called acute infection. Unfortunately, the majority of sufferers of this disease become chronic.

Chronic hepatitis C one of the most dangerous diseases and hepatitis in a long time may develop complications, especially if not treated.

Chronic hepatitis patients at risk of a late stage liver disease and liver cancer. Few of chronic hepatitis patients, heart become damaged and needs to be done heart transplants. In fact, heart disease, especially hepatitis C the leading cause of liver transplants today.

About a third of liver cancer caused by Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a liver cancer continues to increase throughout the world because many people infected with hepatitis C each year.

Although hepatitis C have no symptoms, liver damage and continues to be severe over time. When the liver becomes damaged (for example, because hepatitis C) the liver will repair itself to form a scar. Grated form is often called fibrosis. The more scar indicates the severity of the disease. Thus, liver cirrhosis can be (filled with grated).

Structure of liver cells begins to burst, so that the heart is no longer functioning normally. Liver damage caused by hepatitis C usually occur gradually over 20 years, but several factors could make the disease progress more quickly, like alcohol, male gender, age and HIV infection.

Hepatitis C infection can cause liver damage without any symptoms, it is important to carry out checks as early as possible and discuss treatment options with your doctor. Research shows that patients treated prior heart damage have significantly better response to treatment than patients who delayed treatment.

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