Hepatitis C Articles A-Z
Hepatitis C Prevention - Hepatitis C Tests
This page contains links to eMedTV Hepatitis C Articles containing information on subjects from Hepatitis C Prevention to Hepatitis C Tests. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Hepatitis C Prevention
Reducing your risk for hepatitis C begins with knowing that the virus is spread through infected blood. This eMedTV resource offers tips for hepatitis C prevention, such as not injecting drugs, considering the risks of tattoos and piercings, and more.
- Hepatitis C Prognosis
Several factors influence a person's hepatitis C prognosis. As this eMedTV article explains, a hepatitis C prognosis can be affected by the person's age, ethnicity, and general health. The type of HCV the person has also impacts the prognosis.
- Hepatitis C Statistics
About 3.9 million people in the US are infected with hepatitis C. As explained in this eMedTV article, the statistics on hepatitis C show a decreasing trend in the number of new hepatitis C cases diagnosed each year.
- Hepatitis C Symptoms
For people with hepatitis C, symptoms may include fatigue, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. This eMedTV article discusses these and other signs and symptoms of the condition. Many people experience no symptoms in the early stages of hepatitis C.
- Hepatitis C Symptoms
This video clip discusses possible symptoms of hepatitis C.
- Hepatitis C Test
One hepatitis C test can help determine whether you have the disease and how much of the virus is present. This eMedTV resource describes the viral RNA test, as well as liver enzyme tests and a liver biopsy used to detect hepatitis C.
- Hepatitis C Testing
As this eMedTV segment explains, hepatitis C testing may involve a liver enzyme blood test, a viral RNA test, or a liver biopsy. This article describes these forms of testing, including the different information each test provides about your health.
- Hepatitis C Tests
This video outlines some of the tests that may be recommended when looking for hepatitis C.