Hepatits C

By Tayler Mattos

What is Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease in your liver. It will give you a lot of pain and it will make your belly swollen. Hepatitis C after while can lead to Cirrhosis, Cirrhosis will scar your liver which will make it hard to function. The longer you have Hepatitis C the greater chance you will have more liver damage or death. You can have Hepatitis C for a very long time, most people have it for 20 to 30 years.


Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Hepatitis C are fatigue, poor appetite, a yellowish color of skin, and swollen belly.


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Diagnosis

A doctor can determine you have Hepatitis C by mostly symptoms . After you have symptoms you will get tested to see if you really have it.


Prognosis

Someone with Hepatitis C can have it for a long time. Most people have it for 20 to 30 years before they die from it or die from something else.


Target Population

During tests in 2009 about 150 million people worldwide have Hepatitis C, and 350,000 people die from it a year. But in America 16,00 people have it.



Treatment

If you have Hepatitis C your doctor will most likely give you medications. Sometimes Hepatitis C can lead to a liver transplant. During a liver transplant the surgeon will take out the bad liver and just replace it with a healthy one. Most people after the liver transplant will still have the infection.


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