Featured Hepatitis C Articles
Descriptions of Featured Hepatitis C Articles
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by a virus, which can be spread through contact with infected blood. This eMedTV page talks about this condition in greater detail, including information on how it is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated.
Hepatitis C Treatment
Peginterferon and ribavirin are among the drugs commonly used in hepatitis C treatment. This eMedTV Web page describes these and other treatments, including their approximate success rate and key factors that may affect a person's regimen.
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 Transmission
Infected blood is the most common means for transmitting hepatitis C. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the transmission of hepatitis C and how to prevent spreading the virus.
Hepatitis C Virus
As this eMedTV resource explains, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the cause of hepatitis C, a disease that causes liver inflammation. This article takes a closer look at this virus, including how it is transmitted, how it affects the liver, and more.
Causes of Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is caused by infection with a certain virus. This portion of the eMedTV Web site reviews the different causes of this condition and how the hepatitis C virus can be spread -- generally through infected blood.
Hepatitis C From a Kiss
You don't get hepatitis C from a kiss or from other everyday activities like talking or hugging. This portion of the eMedTV library covers how hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood, and why you can't get hepatitis C from a kiss.
Cure for Hepatitis C
No cure for hepatitis C is currently available. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, certain medicines may help the body destroy the virus and reduce swelling and scarring of the liver. Keep in mind that these drugs are not a guaranteed cure.
Hepatitis C and Vitamins
Some people take vitamins as an adjunct to their hepatitis C treatment. This eMedTV Web page covers key points about hepatitis C and vitamins, such as proper dosing, supplements to avoid, and reasons why people with hepatitis C use vitamins.
Chronic Hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis C is a disease in which there is long-term inflammation of the liver. This eMedTV resource explains several aspects of this condition, including how it is spread, diagnosed, and treated. Links to specific information are also included.
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.
Pegasys is a medicine prescribed to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at this medication, with detailed information on how the drug is given, possible side effects, how it works, and more.
Hepatitis C Viral Load
As this eMedTV page explains, hepatitis C viral load is a measure of the amount of hepatitis C virus in a person's blood. This article explains how the results of a viral load test are expressed and how they are used to monitor treatment results.
Treatment for Hepatitis C
Peginterferon, either taken alone or as part of combination therapy, is a common hepatitis C treatment. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at treatment options for this condition, including the factors that can affect a person's chance of success.
Hepatitis C Genotypes
There are six main hepatitis C genotypes. As this eMedTV Web page explains, of these genotypes, genotype 1 is the most common in the United States. This article explores the genotypes for this disease, including their effect on treatment plans.
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.
Physical Symptoms of Hepatitis C
Many people do not exhibit physical symptoms of hepatitis C in the early stages of the disease. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, cirrhosis of the liver can lead to jaundice, abdominal pain, and other physical signs and symptoms of hepatitis C.
Colloidal Silver and Hepatitis C Information
Researchers studying colloidal silver and hepatitis C have not found it to be an effective treatment. This eMedTV segment explores dangerous side effects that may occur if colloidal silver is used for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Vaccine
Currently, no vaccine is available for hepatitis C. But, as this section of the eMedTV library explains, researchers are hopeful that a vaccine will be ready by 2010. This article also offers tips to protect yourself from hepatitis C.