Mexican General Hospital (HGM) “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga” recognized In recognition of his contribution to the National Hepatitis C Elimination Program, This is achieved through a multidisciplinary team in the Liver Clinic of the Epidemiology Service and the Gastroenterology Service.
It is worth mentioning that in 2022, HGM launched Over 110,000 rapid tests performed, 182 patients who tested positive were treated For your healing. According to the Ministry of Health, Most hepatitis C cases are preventable, treatable and curable Through the availability of free treatment.
“Dr. Manuel Gea González”, Specialist in the Adult Emergency Department of the General Hospital, Lidia Susana Valdez Moya reports, disease affecting the liverwhich is responsible for functions such as processing nutrients and controlling blood sugar.
What are the most common symptoms and complications of hepatitis C?
According to Dr. Lydia The most common symptoms are:
- Pain under the ribs, especially on the right side
- Jaundice, which is a yellowish tinge to the skin
- very dark urine
- Colorless or very clear stools.
The doctor also explained Hepatitis can progress to cirrhosis and complications like:
- Esophageal varices
- frequent gastrointestinal bleeding
- Nervous system and coagulation disorders.
he also mentioned Hepatitis A, D, and E They are usually spread by fomites (an object that can become contaminated and become a source of infection), saliva, eating contaminated food, or improper hand washing.
on the other hand, Hepatitis B and C Contaminated syringes are used by people with sexually transmitted diseases or injecting psychoactive substances.
World Hepatitis Day 28 July
Since 2010, every July 28 commemoration world hepatitis day, Commemorates the birth of American scientist Baruch Blumberg, who received 1976 Nobel Prize, discoverer of hepatitis B
The purpose of the day is to raise awareness and encourage prevention and timely detection to stop the progression of the disease, as most cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage.