Blair Gastroenterology Associates is Dedicated to Making a Difference in the Lives of those Suffering with Hepatitis C

Blair Gastroenterology Associates is your partner in advanced Hepatitis C treatment with experienced personnel that explore all options to carefully evaluate and determine your best course of treatment with knowledge and compassion. We are aware that people living with Hepatitis C can feel like they are all on their own. But they’re not! We at Blair Gastroenterology Associates stand with them in a determined effort to address their needs. Fighting Hepatitis C with the opportunity to impact so many is a cause that inspires us, and we believe that we will succeed! The more you know about Hepatitis C, the better armed you will be to help manage your condition. If you have Hepatitis C, have come in contact with someone who has Hepatitis C and fear you may have contracted this disease, or are showing signs or symptoms associated with Hepatitis C, please contact our office today to find out how you can get tested and, if needed, explore personalized treatment options. We encourage you to call soon and not put off getting the help and support you need. We look forward to helping you live your best life. There is treatment and support for Hepatitis C patients and Blair Gastro is proud to offer the most advanced treatment plans in the region.

What is Hepatitis C and How Can I Contract It?

Hepatitis C is an infection or virus that causes inflammation of the liver and liver disease. Anyone can get Hepatitis C, but there are certain risk factors that make it more likely for the disease to be contracted, such as being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C, coming in contact with blood or infected needles, or having unprotected sex with an infected person; just to name a few. Some common symptoms of Hepatitis C are tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, and fever, but most of the time there are no specific signs or symptoms at all. Hepatitis C is diagnosed with a simple blood test.

The Prevalence of Hepatitis C

It is estimated that 3 to 10 million people in the United States have chronic Hepatitis C, and around 75% of people infected with the disease are baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965. Most people are unaware they have the disease in the beginning because the symptoms are so mild. It has also been found that the longer people live with Hepatitis C, the more likely it is for them to develop life threatening liver disease. If you feel you could have come in contact with the virus, call Blair Gastroenterology Associates today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.