Infection with Hepatitis C is one of the reasons for mortality all around the world. Conditions such as these should be given appropriate and accurate medical attention, as not obtaining cure for Hepatitis C might not only worsen the situation but also prove to be quite fatal.
There are medications available for Hepatitis C and patients can be treated effectively. However, before you become a victim of the disease, you should know and understand the ways in which you could get the disease.
You could get Hepatitis C if you received an organ transplant or blood transfusion, received blood transfusion for clotting problems, shared straws or needles to inhale or inject drugs and had body piercings and tattoos done in a not so clean environment with equipments that were not sterilized.
You can also get Hepatitis C if you have been in constant contact with infected needles or blood (for example if you have worked in a clinic or a hospital) or had to get your blood filtered through a machine as your kidneys had stopped working for a long period of time (dialysis).
You can also get Hepatitis C if you suffer from HIV, if you were born to a mother with HCV, if you have suffered or are suffering from sexually transmitted diseases or if you had multiple partners with whom you had unprotected sex.
As prevention is always better than cure, knowing the reasons that cause Hepatitis C is extremely important. Make sure you keep all these in mind and avoid these circumstances as much as possible whenever you can. Also, go for routine medical check ups.
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If you have Hepatitis C you will suffer from fever, stomach pain, joint pain, sore muscles, itchy skin, poor appetite, nausea and tiredness. You will have a dark-coloured urine and the white of your eyes will turn yellow. If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure to visit a doctor and get yourself treated.