Hepatitis C is an infectious disease. It is also known by the tenderness of liver that is caused by Hepatitis C virus. This virus directly affects the liver and damages it with no symptoms. After some time it leads towards cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. In the US, the majority of the people have a common injury of Hepatitis C virus of type 1 also known as acute Hepatitis C.
Common Symptoms that are related to Hepatitis C Infection:
Even though there are no specific symptoms regarding the infection of Hepatitis C. But there are several conditions by which we come to know that person is infected with Hepatitis C. Some of the general symptoms are:
- Having dark urine
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin or jaundice
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling fatigue
- Experiencing stomach pain
As we know that if Hepatitis B is not treated in time it can become chronic, Hepatitis C is also just like Hepatitis B it also becomes chronic when left untreated. It can furthermore lead towards liver damage like liver scarring or cirrhosis. The only way by which we can save the patient at this stage is the transplantation of liver.
How Can Hepatitis C be prevented?
Now the question arises it that Hepatitis C can be prevented? The answer is yes but the problem arises is that there is no recognized vaccine that is useful for the people that will help them to stay away from getting in touch with Hepatitis C disparate from Hepatitis B where a vaccine is accessible. There are different ways by which a person can save himself from getting Hepatitis C infection these are as follows:
- To have a safe sex
- By not giving out your own private things like toothbrush or razor to anyone.
- You should get manicure from a shop or person whom you trust for the reason that if a person who is infected with Hepatitis C has used those apparatus and got a scratch the blood will be on the apparatus and can be reason that you can get infection
Treatment of Hepatitis C: Treatment of Hepatitis C is not cheap at all. Hepatitis C can be treated by the combination of many medications. When a group of the pharmacist has at last developed a drug that can treat Hepatitis C. when we come to know about the price of the specific drug then we realize the treatment of Hepatitis C is very expensive. When Gilead science laboratory first released its Sovaldi medicines its prices was nearly $1000. by the clinical experiment, it is proved that Sovaldi was that miracle drug which is very helpful for clearing Hepatitis C from the patient body within 12 weeks. Other medicines that are used for the treatment of Hepatitis C depend upon the type of Hepatitis C virus a patient has. The common drugs that have been prescribed are as follows.
A combination of two or more drugs ( ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir and ombitasvir-paritaprevir-dasabuvir-ritonavir) is also used that will help in clearing the infection quicker. Though these drugs are very expensive it assures you that it will cure the infection within 12 to 20 weeks of treatment.