Symptoms and Treatment of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease affecting 170 million people worldwide!  Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Celebrities from Pamela Anderson to Naomi Judd and Steven Tyler have announced they have been affected by this virus.

How do you get Hep C?  Using intravenous drugs is a major risk factor.  So is having a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992. Healthcare workers getting stuck with a needle also can get this infection.  Tattooing is associated with increased risk of hepatitis C. Sharing personal items like razors, toothbrushes, or nail clippers can lead to Hepatitis C.

Most people infected with the virus become chronically infected. Most people infected have no symptoms. Fatigue can be present in some patients.