What Are the Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Hepatitis C?

Q:
What are the causes, symptoms and treatments of hepatitis C?

A:
Hepatitis C is a contagious, viral liver disease. It causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. Here are the causes, symptoms and treatments of hepatitis C.

Cause
• hepatitis C virus(HCV)

Symptoms
• Bleeding easily
• Bruising easily
• Fatigue
• Poor appetite
• Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
• Dark-colored urine
• Itchy skin
• Fluid buildup in your abdomen (ascites)
• Swelling in your legs
• Weight loss
• Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
• Spider-like blood vessels on your skin (spider angiomas)

Treatments
• Antiviral medications
• Liver transplantation
• Vaccinations

Please make an appointment with your doctor to choose a most suitable treatment.

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