Acute and chronic Hepatitis can be treated?

Hepatitis is a virus that affects the internal organs particularly the liver. There are at least 6-different types of hepatitis A to G with the 3 common types the hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis A is a sensitive infection and people typically improve without treatment. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver illness. There is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis A and B; however hepatitis C doesn’t have.

Hepatitis C virus is found in blood and certain body fluids. It is spread when a person who is not immune comes in contact with blood or body fluids from an infected person. Hepatitis C is spread through sharing needles when taking drugs, through needle-stick or any sharps exposure in a health care set, or sometimes from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy. It is possible to get hepatitis C from sexual intercourse, but it is unusual.

Hepatitis C causes liver ailment and it is found in the blood of persons who are contaminated. HCV is spread by get in touch with the blood from the infected person.

About 25,000 people every year with most developing unceasing infection. However, many of those with chronic hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. Those individuals with chronic infection are at risk for developing chronic liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Unlike hepatitis A and hepatitis B there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. Over the years the treatments for hepatitis C have become more effective. However, treatment is not for everyone and a specialist should be consulted when determining if someone should get treated.