Diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C


Diagnosis of hepatitis C can be done with the help of blood tests that determines HCV antibodies in the blood. It should be kept in mind regarding diagnosis of hepatitis C that this test is not a part of routine physical examination and people should ask the doctor for hepatitis C test, if better hepatitis C treatment is required. In case if the initial test is found to be positive, a second test is referred to confirm the diagnosis of hepatitis C and liver enzymes. A liver biopsy is done to identify the degree and type of liver damage and for less complication in the hepatitis C treatment. There is a new treatment for hepatitis C which includes a longer acting form of interferon which cures more patients having fewer side effects.

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A diagnosis of hepatitis C does not really mean that a patient needs hepatitis C treatment. If a patient has slight liver abnormalities, he/she will not need hepatitis C treatment as risk for any future liver problems is low. The doctor just recommends follow up blood tests to combat against liver problems.

Interferon is given by injection and has certain side effects which include flu-like symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, depression, vomiting, fever and thinning of hair. While regarding hepatitis C treatments following methods are adopted:

  • Antiviral medications
  • Liver transplant
  • Vaccinations to protect against other forms of viral hepatitis

Certain changes in life style should be adopted as:

  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • Always avoid medication that cause liver damage
  • Keep your body healthy
  • Help prevent others to come in contact with your blood.



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  1. Atif says:

    Very Nice Information I got about Hepatitis C. Thanks a lot.

  2. elwisdram says:

    This blog will help the Hepatitis C to cope with most clinical situations related to the abdominal and alimentary tract in patients with FMF.

  3. Hepatitis C is great topic.