Hepatitis C Symptoms and Prevention
Hepatitis is an inflammation of your liver that can cause very serious body disease. Though hepatitis can be caused by infection,toxins, medication as well as autoimmune processes, it is mostly caused by the hepatitis viruses, in particular, hepatitis A, B, and C. The hepatitis C virus can be most serious out of all of the hepatitis viruses. Here, we are telling you the Hepatitis C Symptoms and Prevention measures.
Signs of Hepatitis C
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), up to 80 percent of those who have acute hepatitis C will not experience any of these symptoms. In some cases, people will experience symptoms not so long after the virus has infected them.
These symptoms can be severe or mild and include:
- feeling tired
- poor appetite
Hepatitis C Warning Signs
In Addition to the above signs of hepatitis C, there are more warning signs :
- pain in your stomach
- nausea or vomiting
- joint or muscle pain
- a yellowing of your eyes or skin
- abnormalities in urine or bowel movements
Some people may develop hepatitis C symptoms within the two weeks of infection and others might experience a much longer delay for noticing any symptoms.
It could take six months to almost 10 years and even more before someone with virus becomes aware of any symptoms, according to the NDDIC (National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse). This is because it can take even years for the virus to lead damage to the liver.
It is difficult to tell if, you have hepatitis C based on symptoms. Must take practice preventive measures to protect yourself from the developing condition.
- Practice to have safe sex
- You should avoid sharing needles as well
- If you get piercings or tattoos, make sure that the employees also use sterile and clean needles.
If you want to ensure that you have contracted hepatitis C or not, consult your doctor as soon as possible. You can get help to prevent potential liver damage by starting treatment at the right time. Hereby, following the above prevention method we can save ourselves from hepatitis C.