Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by a virus that can be transmitted if you come into contact with contaminated blood – for example, from an unclean tattoo needle, unprotected sex, or from an infected mother at birth.
The bad news is that hepatitis C is the number one cause of liver cancer. The good news is that it’s curable.
In the past, curing hepatitis C required painful shots of interferon and oral medication in the form of ribavirin. Although these drugs did not target the virus itself, they did strengthen your immune system to help fight the disease. Nevertheless, the treatment wasn’t always effective at ridding your body of the virus and produced chemotherapy-like side effects.
Today, hepatitis C is curable. There are several ways to fight hepatitis C without having to get injections and by taking oral medication in as little as eight weeks.
The problem with hepatitis C is that most people who have it have no symptoms. Those who do may experience fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and yellowing of their eyes and skin. If left untreated, hepatitis C can ultimately be fatal, which is why getting yourself tested for the virus is important.
The providers at eInfectionMD are specially trained to diagnose hepatitis C and recommend appropriate treatment.