Hepatitis-C Symptoms and Medication Treatment Tips
Hepatitis C is a widespread blood-borne disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is a liver disease, mainly spreads by blood-to-blood contact, physical relation, and primarily by the use of injectable drugs. It can be acute or chronic. Acute Hap C referred to as a silent epidemic because symptoms will be the same as those caused by any other viral syndrome. Symptoms exposed time between 4 weeks to 15 weeks. Lack of definitive symptoms, it hard to diagnose. Some common are abdominal discomfort, nausea, fever, joint pain, fatigue, and jaundice, etc.
When the virus is remaining in blood over six months after acute infection, becomes Chronic Hap C. HCV affected people may or may not experience the symptoms like abdominal pain, persistent fatigue, and aching joints.
After a long period of 20 years or more, resultant of chronic infection may cause significant scarring or fibrosis of the liver. If the entire liver becomes scarred, this can progress to cirrhosis, liver failure, as well as liver cancer.
There is several anti-viral medications treatment available to remove the virus from the body. The choice of medication and duration of treatment depends on the genotype of the virus.
During the medical treatment, but self-care play an essential role in a quick recovery. Some of the self-care tips are:
Avoid Alcohol: Already, your liver is affected by the HCV, consuming alcohol can be more dangerous if taken along with some drugs such as acetaminophen. It may become the cause of death as well.
Hydrate: Drinking six glasses of water on a daily basis and if possible take extra 2 glasses on any caffeinated beverages are also beneficial.
Nutritional diet: We now HCV affected Liver is weak, so has not the capability to digest properly. Foods with more fats create more health problem. So avoid fats and other food items which are hard to be digested. Instead, the preference for healthier food items like fruits, vegetables, proteins likes chicken and fish.
Daily Exercise: Lightly exercises like yoga, meditation, and walking will supply more oxygen to your liver and also help in elevating your mood.
Proper sleeping time: The body is recovering during sleeping time, so sleeping properly daily. Daily 7 to 9 hour is proper sleeping time for good health.
Avoid OTC drugs and herbal remedies: During the medication treatment, Never take any medicine or any other herbal products without consultation of your doctor.