You can prevent hepatitis C. Get special tips now and follow the simple instructions today.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C, which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. The infection is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person.
Hepatitis C (HCV): Hepatitis C is a serious problem for some, but not others. Most persons who get hepatitis C carry the virus for the rest of their lives. Most of these persons have some liver damage but do not feel sick from the disease. Some persons with liver damage due to HCV may develop cirrhosis of the liver and liver failure which may take many years to develop.
You can protect yourself from HCV by minimizing your contact with human blood. For example, don’t ever shoot drugs and don’t share toothbrushes, razors, or other personal care articles.
HCV can be spread by sex, but this does not occur very often. If you are having sex you should always get tested just to be safe.
Hepatitis C is NOT spread by breast feeding, sneezing, hugging, coughing, sharing utensils, food, water, and casual contact.
If you think you have Hepatitis C, ask your doctor for a blood test. Early diagnosis will help you avoid liver disease and/or further liver damage.
Tips and Warnings
• Many people who are at risk for hepatitis C are at risk for hepatitis A and B. Check with your doctor to see if you should get hepatitis A and B vaccines.
*)By dasbootjoe, eHow Member