Treatments for Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. This causes the liver to be infected and this leads to inflammation of the liver. This virus spreads to other persons through contact with any blood contaminated by it. For example, sharing of any sharp objects like needles and blades and also from a mother to her baby. The risk of getting hepatitis C sexually is very low but possible, so it is advisable to practice safe sex. Most people with Hepatitis c usually have no symptoms. Those who do may experience the following:

  • fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • weight loss
  • pain in abdomen
  • Yellow skin and eyes
  • Ascites [1]
  • Fever

However, even if a person isn’t experiencing any symptoms of hepatitis C, it is still better to treat it. Treatments would prevent and reduce the risk of further complications from the virus, especially dangerous liver problems.