Understanding Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is an infection or virus that causes inflammation of the liver and liver disease. There are certain risk factors that increase your likelihood of contracting Hepatitis C. These would include coming into contact with blood or needles from an infected person, unprotected sex with an infected person, or being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C. Even though this is a serious disease, it usually doesn’t cause many symptoms at first. Some common symptoms of Hepatitis C that you may experience are fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, fever, stomach pains, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin.) This infection can eventually lead to cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.