Statistics say that around the world there are many variations of the virus hepatitis, which has infected more than 3% of the world population, most with no conscious knowledge of this. Of this, estimates are that between 150 and 200 million of the world’s population is infected with just hepatitis C virus ( HCV virus).
How is Hepatitis C transmitted – Hepatitis C is transmitted only through blood. So, in contact with the infected blood of another person can be reached: Using the same needles (at risk include users of narcotic drugs , people who received blood transfusions before 1994, people on continuous dialysis, people with tattoos and other forms of body beautification).
By birth (by HCV -infected mothers) – Rarely, and sexual intercourse (usually if the partner is infected and a sexually transmitted disease, such as. AIDS, which makes blood contact more likely).
Symptoms of Hepatitis C
Acute Hepatitis C – In the acute phase (first 6 months of infection), at 60 to 70 % of the people there are no symptoms. Acute hepatitis C, if the symptoms appear, it is often misdiagnosed as the flu, as the symptoms of hepatitis C are very similar to flu symptoms. If, therefore, the appearance of the symptoms of hepatitis C, which are: decreased appetite, exhaustion, stomach pain, itch, jaundice, mild fever (higher temperature with chills), dark urine.
Chronic Hepatitis C – Chronic hepatitis C, clinically speaking, usually discovered by accident – given that it can take years without any symptoms. Usually significant hepatitis symptoms appear only with significant hepatic impairment. Hepatitis C is a disease that affects the liver in addition to a large number of body systems so that when there are very diverse: exhaustion, significant weight loss, flu symptoms, muscle pain, joint pain, occasional trembling with mild fever, itch, sleep disturbances, abdominal pain (especially in the upper right part of), changes in appetite, disgust, anguish, diarrhea, less welding, cognitive changes, depression, headache, mood swings. Over time, the liver is increasingly suffering from inflammation, which makes it impossible to operate efficiently. If untreated, this type of virus can lead to diseases such as cancer of the liver, liver (fibrosis) and significant liver damage (cirrhosis).
Hepatitis C Treatment
How to prevent Hepatitis C – There is no vaccine against hepatitis C, which can prevent getting hepatitis virus . There are just precautions. A blood test is a simple and reliable method for determining whether you have Hepatitis. If the test results to Hepatitis positive, your doctor will identify whether it is a virus or hepatitis C virus B, and prescribe to you proper treatment. Sometimes a liver biopsy is needed to determine how dangerous the degree of disease. As we said, hepatitis C is rarely detected in the first 6 months (acute phase), and if it does detect , treat hepatitis C usually does not try in the first 6 months, but left the body to try to fight with the virus itself. Only in case of virus genotype 1, studies have shown that acute hepatitis therapy gives excellent results.