this hepatitis Occurs when there is a liver inflammation, It is an important organ for processing nutrients, filtering blood, and fighting infections. However, when affected, it cannot perform its functions properly and causes serious damage to the human body.
Most often, hepatitis is caused by a virus and can develop in different ways: A, B and C. Although these diseases can cause similar symptoms, they are infected in different ways and treated differently.
How is hepatitis C spread?
- he Hepatitis C virus is spread through contact with the blood of an infected personwhich can occur from contact with needles, syringes, or any other equipment used to inject intravenous fluids.
- And this virus spread through childbirththat is, if the mother is infected, the baby may be infected at birth.
- Although rare, hepatitis C can also be spread through: sexual relations with infected people.
- tattoo or piercing irregular. Hepatitis C can be spread by getting a tattoo or piercing with an object that has been in contact with someone who has hepatitis C, and these objects are reused, so it is important to go to a certified venue that has the necessary hygiene measures in place.
- Hepatitis C can also be contracted through: Shavers, nail clippers, toothbrushes and other objects that have come into contact with infected blood.
- The virus is also spread through virusesBlood transfusions and organ transplants.
Symptoms of hepatitis C
Although many people have no symptoms, hepatitis C can develop in the following ways:
- yellow skin or eyes,
- Not wanting to eat, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain,
- dark urine,
- light colored stool,
- joint pain and
- Feeling tired.
this Symptoms usually appear within 2 to 12 weeksalthough they can take up to 6 months to appear.
people and chronic hepatitis C They can live for years without developing any symptoms or feeling sick. When symptoms of chronic hepatitis C occur, they are usually a sign of advanced liver disease.
Getting tested is the only way to know if you have hepatitis C.