hepatitis c

hepatitis c is confusing to many. If you have been exposed to tatoos, IV drugs, or transfusions in your life and are in the baby boom age cohort of 50-70 years old, you may have it without knowing it. You should be screened for it once. If not treated, in around twenty years from exposure it can irreversibly destroy your liver to the point where you would need a transplant to live. It has no symptoms before this, so many are unaware of exposure and infection.Treatment now is curative, not just lowering the impact of hepatitis C progression and severity, but actually eradicating it from your system permanently. A three drug regimen now is used as the standard of care to treat most effectively. These drugs, especially the newer ones, are very expensive, yet mostly paid for by all insurances.

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