Hepatitis C is a type of hepatitis disease that is caused by the Hepatitis C virus and attacks the liver. It can cause several symptoms and complications, including cirrhosis, which causes permanent scarring of the liver.

High-risk factors

Here are the factors that increase a person’s risk of getting Hepatitis C and suffering from cirrhosis:

– consuming alcohol

– being infected with Hepatitis C when a person is a lot older

– suffering from type 2 diabetes

– being afflicted with other Hepatitis types, like Hepatitis B

Symptoms of Cirrhosis

Those that have cirrhosis will get the following symptoms:

– itchy skin

– pain or tenderness in different body parts

– weight loss

– exhaustion

– weakness

– appetite loss

– nausea

Severe Cirrhosis

Those that with severe cirrhosis may suffer from:

– vomiting blood

– frequent gum bleeding and/or nosebleeds

– darker-colored urine

– bruising

– hair loss

– fluid build-up in the ankles, legs, feet, and abdomen

– black or pale stools