Recognising the Signs of Hepatitis C in Men
According to the 'World Health Organisation', about 12 million Indians are infected with hepatitis C and most of them do not know it. Hepatitis C damages the liver and it can cause an epidemic if the authorities are not notified and the spread in not curtailed. Therefore, know the signs and symptoms of hepatitis C and do not ignore it.
Viral Hepatitis leads to a disease like condition which could be a non-reverse clinical condition. It causes liver damage or failure and can even lead to death. Correct diagnosis is important for prevention as well as effective treatment. Therefore, it is important to understand the Host Immune Response, the disease and clinical stage and the types of viral hepatitis.
Types of Hepatitis:
There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease and are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Symptoms of Hepatitis C in Men:
Most Indians do not know that they have hepatitis C and are diagnosed with it at a later stage. Hence, get yourself tested if you indicate these symptoms:
1) Weight loss
2) Jaundice like symptoms
5) Loss of appetite
6) Sore muscles
8) Joint pain
9) Itchy skin
10) Stomach pain
11) Dark urine
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