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