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Muje meri mummy ka hcv thik krna, but bahar esi condition hai ki possible nhi ho pa rha h ki iska treatment de pay jabki unki halat khrab hoti ja rhi h. I am very upset, what are do now?

Dr.N S S Gauri 94% (95942ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Kanpur
Muje meri mummy ka hcv thik krna, but bahar esi condition hai ki possible nhi ho pa rha h ki iska treatment de pay ja...
Sootshekhar ras 1 tablet twice a day pittari avleh 10 gm twice a day vyadhi har rasayan 125 mg twice a day. Send your reports.
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5 Facts You Need To Know About Hepatitis C!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
5 Facts You Need To Know About Hepatitis C!

According to the reports of the World Health Organization, approximately 325 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis. Many of them are passing on the infection to others unknowingly. Looking at the staggering numbers of people contracting hepatitis C every year, it has become a major public health concern for all health organizations.

There are several misinformation and false beliefs about the virus, which make seeking treatment all the more challenging for the people. World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 each year, aims to raise awareness and educate people about the disease and its treatment. Here are a few important facts about hepatitis C that you must know about –

  • People having hepatitis C can still live a healthy and long life

A major concern for patients recently diagnosed with the type C virus is the outlook. The HCV or hepatitis C virus was discovered first in the late 1980s and there have been significant advances in treatment ever since. Currently, nearly 25% of all infected people are able to recover from acute hepatitis C without any complications. Moreover, several modern treatment options in the form of medications and pills have made it less painful than the older methods.

  • There are multiple ways that a person can be exposed to the virus

The most common belief is that people using drug injections are likely to contract hepatitis C. While most people with a history of intravenous drug use are diagnosed with the viral infection, there are several other ways that a person may be exposed to the virus. For example, baby boomers i.e. people born between the years 1945 and 1965, are at the highest risk of getting hepatitis C. This is simply because these people were born before protocols for appropriate blood screening were mandated. Anyone born between this period should undergo tests for the type C virus. Besides, HIV+ patients and people undergoing haemodialysis or those who have had an organ transplant or blood transfusion before 1992, are also at risk of having hepatitis C.

Many people living with hepatitis C believe that a liver transplant or liver cancer is an inevitability of the disease – but that is not the case. Out of a hundred people diagnosed with HCV, only about 5 to 20 people without treatment will develop liver cirrhosis. Only a few among these people may have to consider a transplant. Furthermore, antiviral medications can effectively lower the possibility of having cirrhosis or liver cancer.

  • An asymptotic person can still transmit the virus

An estimated 80% of people with acute HCV do not show symptoms. Chronic HCV does not exhibit symptoms until complications like liver cirrhosis develop. Therefore, one must take precautions regardless of how they feel physically. Hepatitis C virus is rarely transmitted sexually. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to practice safety measures during sex. The chances of transmission through toothbrushes or razors are relatively low, but one should avoid sharing these tools for safety.

  • There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C

Unlike for HBV and HAV, there is no vaccine against HCV currently. However, with medical advancements, safe and effective vaccination is likely to be available in the future.

In case you are diagnosed with the type C virus or think you might have been exposed to the virus, consult a doctor immediately. He/she can tell you more about the symptoms and treatment of the disease and address your questions precisely. Additionally, read up on hepatitis C from reliable sources to help yourself and others distinguish between the myths and facts.

What hepatitis c is most dangerous disease, I mean what's your think about this and what opinions about this.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5211ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
What hepatitis c is most dangerous disease, I mean what's your think about this and what opinions about this.
Hepatitis c is an inflammation of the liver due to a viral infection. The virus that causes the infection is called hepatitis c virus (hcv). A person contracts the hepatitis c virus by coming into contact with infectious fluids and secretions from someone else who is already infected with hepatitis c virus. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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Hcv is less khatarnak as it is not fully curable in 3 months .…ye kuch samj nhi aaya.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5211ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hcv is less khatarnak as it is not fully curable in 3 months .…ye kuch samj nhi aaya.
With proper access to diagnostics and treatment, more than 90% of people with hepatitis c can be completely cured within 3–6 months. You may discuss it further by connecting over a call, your issue can be addressed in a proper manner post detailed discussion.
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How long can I live with hep c? People with hepatitis c can live many years after diagnosis, but the range varies. A 2014 study showed that patients infected with hepatitis c virus died on average 15 years sooner than people who did not have the illness. With hepatitis c, the liver becomes seriously damaged due to inflammation. Tell me about this sir.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5211ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
How long can I live with hep c? People with hepatitis c can live many years after diagnosis, but the range varies. A ...
Normally takes 20 to 30 years for people with chronic hepatitis C to develop cirrhosis. About 5 to 20 percent of people with chronic HCV will develop cirrhosis. Without treatment, cirrhosis can lead to liver cancer and liver failure. Let's discuss your problem in detail for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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Kya hcv antibody positive and after hcv rna pcr test not detected btane ke bad virus body me rhna mana jata h aur 3 month ka treatment lena hi pdega because kuch doctor esa khte h is side,

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5211ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Kya hcv antibody positive and after hcv rna pcr test not detected btane ke bad virus body me rhna mana jata h aur 3 m...
The antibody test is a blood test to check for infection with the hepatitis c virus. The lab will perform this rna test automatically if your hepatitis c antibody test is positive. If the antibody test result is negative, it means you have not been infected with the hepatitis c virus you may connect over a call for further detailed consultation.
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I just a accidentally poked myself with a needle with hep c. I was a small poke but will I still get hep c?

Dr.Pulak Mukherjee 91% (10037ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hooghly
I just a accidentally poked myself with a needle with hep c. I was a small poke but will I still get hep c?
If it is infected by hep c and there is blood contact then you have a chance to get infected by hep c.
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Kya hcv rna pcr test not detected hone ke bad vapas life normal spent kr sakte h?

Dr.Prakhar Singh 94% (5211ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Kya hcv rna pcr test not detected hone ke bad vapas life normal spent kr sakte h?
The qualitative hcv rna pcr test to determine whether or not the hepatitis c virus is present in the blood. If the test does not detect the virus, the result will be negative. Let's discuss your concern in detail for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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Sir actually hcv antibody test positive aaya aur hcv rna pcr quantities not detected btaye, so what mean?

Dr.Archana Agarwal 94% (680ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolkata
Sir actually hcv antibody test positive aaya aur hcv rna pcr quantities not detected btaye, so what mean?
Hello. If pcr test is negative, but hcv is positive, it means, you had infection, but body has cleared the virus.
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