What causes Hepatitis C?



Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus which attacks the liver.

 
 

Who can get infected with Hepatitis C?



Anyone can get infected with Hepatitis C. It does not matter if you are a man, woman, young, or old. But, there are certain groups of people that are at greater risk of contracting this disease. Here they are:



- those who have injected drugs
- those who are undergoing hemodialysis
- those who received blood transfusion
- those who work in the medical field and are frequently exposed to human blood



What are the common Hepatitis C signs and symptoms?



If you contract Hepatitis C, expect the following symptoms to occur:



- fatigue
- stomach pains
- appetite loss
- yellowing of the eyes and skin
- vomiting
- nausea



Get tested for Hepatitis C at the earliest opportunity to avoid all these serious and severe symptoms and complications.