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What is Hepatitis C ?
HCV; Hepatitis C is a hepatitis C infection. HCV is a virus that is infectious mainly by blood and is quite insidious. Without entering the late phase, the person does not realize that he carries the Hepatitis C virus in his body, and so many people can infect the virus. Getting started is rather difficult. Asymptomatic (symptomless) is true in this case. Emerging signs are simple statements such as fatigue and fatigue that people live in their lives many times and do not need to take into consideration.
- Acute Hepatitis C: A short-term infection that terminates its activity in about 6 months after receiving the HCV virus in the body.
- Chronic Hepatitis C: It is a hepatitis c form that occurs until the end of life. In later periods, it can cause serious liver diseases such as liver cancer or cirrhosis by causing damage to the liver.
- Acute Form Chronic Form Evolving Hepatitis C: Approximately 70% of patients with hepatitis C face this situation.
How to Find Hepatitis C ?
- Blood patients: Blood patients may have to constantly receive blood transfusions.
- Drug addicts: People who have very frequent intravenous drug applications are likely to be exposed to drug treatment with an injector that is not hygienic or contains hepatitis c virus. Drug addicts usually inject drugs intravenously with their friends, using the same injector in turn. This, in turn, pose a risk for many blood-borne viruses.
- Dialysis patients: In cases where the kidney does not work, dialysis is switched on. Various devices are used to dispose of waste materials. Through these devices an average of 35% of the viruses can infect.
- People who are married to a person who has received hepatitis c virus or who have acquired sexual partners with these patients.
- People who have more than one sexual partner: As the number of people who live with sex increases, the chance of having sex with a person with a virus one day increases one time at a time.
- Health personnel
- Babies in the womb of mother candidates carrying the hepatitis c virus; are at risk for hepatitis c. (These babies have an average 5-6% risk of having hepatitis c infection from their mother.)
Hepatitis C Symptoms
- Severe joint aches after arthritis (arthritis)
- Bleed or unflattering lesions on the skin
- Autoimmune thyroiditis: The body’s own immune system sees its own thyroid glands as foreign, and the thyroid is fighting, causing destruction in that tissue. According to the size and position of the destruction created by this situation, the thyroid works very hard or very little. Symptoms related to more or less work of thyroid can be observed in this process. This situation, which is considered to be a thyroid problem, is caused by hepatitis c but is revealed as a result of detailed analysis.
- Head and abdomen pain,
- Muscle weakness and general weakness
- Indigestion and nausea (This is especially true for fatty foods.)
- Excess weight loss
- Dark urine
Hepatitis C Diagnosis
- Anti-HCV: When the HCV virus enters the body, the body’s defense mechanism creates a virus-specific antibody. These antibodies are called “anti-HCV”. The presence of Anti-HCV in the body is termed “negative” as the absence of “positive”. The test also results in a “mildly positive” result. This result is confusing. This can happen if there is no anti-HCV in the body. Therefore, in order to prevent misdiagnosis, it is necessary to confirm the HCV-positive result with other test methods developed for HCV.
- HCV RIBA Test: This test method is applied to confirm the anti-HCV test. The presence of the developed antibody against the Kanda HCV virus is detected. It is not possible to learn if an infection with HCV has occurred in the body.
- HCV-RNA PCR Test: It is possible to detect the presence of HCV infection by this method. Not HCV antibodies here; the HCV itself is directly detected. The results are very consistent and enable you to get results much faster than other tests. It also quantifies how many HCV are in each ml of blood. (viral load position) So it reflects the situation in a very transparent way. This means that the treatment method can be selected in the most appropriate way; helps to better determine the dose and duration of the drugs.
Hepatitis C Treatment
- The hepatitis c kills,
- Do you have hepatitis c treatment,
- How long does hepatitis c treatment last?
- Frequent questioning of the questions such as whether hepatitis c is fully recovered is due to this helplessness in the past.
- Hepatitis C infection is noticed in the stomach,
- The method used in the treatment and the drugs used,
- If the doctor considers the appropriate treatment instructions for the patient,
- It can vary depending on how tightly the communication between the doctor and the patient is and how strictly the patient’s follow-up is.
Hepatitis C Protection Routes
- Someone else’s personal items should not be used: Especially hairdressers present a serious risk in this regard. Razors, nail scissors, manicure-pedicure tools, toothbrushes are personal items and should not be shared. People should take these materials with them and do them with them or do them.
- If an application is to be made with the injector, it must be ensured that this injector has not been used before.
- In the materials used for tattooing, the blood of someone carrying hepatitis c virus may be infected. For this reason, tattooing should be done in clean working places where sterilization is important. It should also be noted that the earlobes used for the earring have not been used by someone else before.
- Condom use should not be neglected.