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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an acute or chronic viral infection of the liver that causes inflammation and liver damage (fibrosis). It is also known as Hep C or HCV.

How Common Is Hep C?
How Is It Spread?
Risk Factors
Hepatitis Symptoms
Health Consequences of Hep C
Why Your Liver Is Important
How Is It Diagnosed?
Treatment
Can Infection Be Prevented?
What Should You Do Next?

How Common Is Hepatitis C?

An estimated 3.9 million (1.8%) Americans have been infected with hep C, of whom 2.7 million are chronically infected. There are about 30,000 new infections each year.

How Is Hepatitis C Spread?

Hepatitus C can be spread in a number of ways:

There is no evidence that breast-feeding spreads hepatitis C. HCV-positive mothers should consider abstaining from breast-feeding if their nipples are cracked or bleeding.

What Are the Risk Factors for Hepatitis C?


What Are Hepatitis Symptoms?


What Are the Health Consequences of Hepatitis C?


What Are the Major Functions of Your Liver?

The liver has many important functions which can be impaired when liver disease is present. These include:


How Is Hepatitis C Diagnosed?


What Is the Best Treatment for Hepatitis C?

Conventional Treatment for Hepatits C

Natural Treatment for Hepatitis C


Can Hepatitis C Be Prevented?


What Should You Do Next?

The doctors at The Connecticut Center for Health are experienced in the treatment of hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C is not one size fits all. We have outlined a sample treatment protocol, but we have other treatment protocols that may be equally effective.

If you have (or suspect you have) hepatitis C symptoms and want to learn more about natural treatments for this condition, we recommend that you contact one of our clinics for a free consultation about hepatitis C or an appointment.

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