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Chronic Viral Hepatitis C- All you need to know

About

Chronic Viral Hepatitis C is a long-lasting inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis virus.

Among people infected with the virus of Hepatitis C, about 75% will develop into the chronic form. [5]

Chronic Viral Hepatitis C:
- Treatable by medical professionals
- Can affect anyone
- Spreads very easily
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging required

Chronic Viral Hepatitis C begins as Acute Hepatitis in the first six months. Many people do not get any symptoms, and hence it results in the chronic form very soon. It spreads rapidly by contaminating blood, like by sharing needles or unsterile tattoo equipment. Chances of developing the virus increases by having intercourse with someone who has the virus or if someone is affected by sexually transmitted diseases.

Symptoms

The common symptoms of Chronic Viral Hepatitis C are:
- Fatigue
- Weight loss
- Swollen blood vessels
- Pain in the abdomen
- Nausea
- Joint and muscle pain

Treatment

Self-care:
The best way to manage symptoms of Chronic Viral Hepatitis C in worse cases is, to follow a balanced and nutritious diet along with cutting down excessive fats and avoiding alcohol. Alcohol is harmful and can aggravate the condition.

Medication:
Based on the condition of the liver, the doctors may prescribe a combination of highly active antiviral agents which are known as direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). These medications prevent further infection of HCV and lead to viral clearance.

Specialists:
For other kinds, seek medical advice from a Hepatologist or Gastroenterologist. mfine provides a wide range of information related to medical conditions. Reach out to us for holistic treatment.

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