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How Long Does It Take for the Liver to Recover from Hepatitis C?

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All internal organs are important, but you especially want to stay on your liver’s good side. It takes on the task’s others would rather not, with collecting and then channeling out all sorts of stuff that your body wishes to be rid of ASAP. Some people are harder on their liver than others, and that can be for any number of reasons. But sometimes the cause of a compromised liver is at least a little beyond someone’s control. Hepatitis C can be one of them, and once hepatitis symptoms come, they tend to be hard to ignore. Epclusa is an effective Hepatitis C treatment medication.

When people get very angry others may describe them as being inflamed, and when Hep C causes the liver to become inflamed then you can go ahead and assume it’s quite angry itself. Early symptoms of Hep C can be an issue, and that’s because for many sufferers, they don’t know they’ve developed Hep C. One thing that does occur first is that areas of skin may start to have a yellowish tinge to them. However, this can also be a simpler diagnosis of jaundice or another milder poor health condition.

Unfortunately, Hepatitis C is all too common in North America, but it’s not only because of the reason that most people would assume – being negligent about safe sex. There are other ways you can get Hep C, and some of them are from what you would think are harmless choices. We’ll get to that, along with looking at hepatitis symptoms in greater detail. The incubation period for the infection can be if 80 days, so it’s good to be in the know.

Keep Your Own Clipper

You may be curious to know why fingernails grow faster than toenails, and that’s why most of us clip our fingernails about 3 times for every once we clip our toenails. It’s worth it and it’s a good thing that nail fungus isn’t a potential problem for fingers like it is for toes. A lot of people put off dealing with toenail fungus but they likely wouldn’t if there were such a thing as fingernail fungus. All of this has nothing to do with hepatitis symptoms, but where we’re going to start is what can cause Hep C and it starts with personal hygiene.

Where we’re going with this is that sharing personal care items like toothbrushes, razor blades, and nail clippers is a way that the Hep C virus can be transmitted. It’s usually contracted via body fluid sharing via sex and that is why being smart about sexual activity is important, but personal hygiene tools and needles can also be causes for the infection and hepatitis symptoms. Also never get a tattoo at a studio that’s not known to be reputable. There are stories of people getting Hep C from tattoo needles, so if you’re getting inked do your homework on a preferred artist. Safe tattooing is important too.

Early Symptoms of Hep C

As mentioned, a Hep C infection can remain undetected for quite some time for people. Up to 2.5 months is a long time to have a major infection and ongoing liver damage without knowing it, but that can be the case. We mentioned the yellowing skin, and another thing you many notices with early hepatitis symptoms is that you have darkened urine and stools may have a light gray ‘clay’ like look to them.

Other C Hepatitis symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Appetite loss
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

Using Epclusa or another Hep C treatment medication recommended by a doctor for a period of 12 weeks should bring about relief from hepatitis symptoms and eventually a clearing of the infection.

One of 2 Ways

Turns out that the people who can expect to have hepatitis symptoms for a short period of time are those who develop acute hepatitis C. It is a short-term illness and the liver should recover from Hepatitis C in approximately 6 months provided the patient takes their Epclusa or other hep C drug exactly as indicated, as well as follows any other self-treatment protocols laid out by their physician. Not all people with acute Hep C clear the virus entirely and don’t have to deal with ongoing hepatitis symptoms, but many do.

Those who develop chronic Hepatitis C are often people who have proceeding conditions and / or existing health detriment factors. These are the ones we might consider to be the ‘unfortunate’ ones as estimates are that around 80% of people who get Hep C have it become chronic. Increased risk of liver cancer or liver cirrhosis can come alongside chronic Hep C.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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