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The most serious of all types of hepatitis is the hepatitis C.

Today, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become one of the most common reasons for liver transplantation in adults.

Nowadays, around 300 millions of the world’ s population is suffering from HCV.

The rate of HCV affected people in eastern part of Europe is very high when compared with HCV affected people in the western part of the continent.

It is estimated that currently approximately 4.1 millions of people, in United States, are infected with hepatitis C. Among these, 3.2 million are chronically infected.Hepatitis C

Mostly, it spreads through sharing drug equipments (needles), unprotected sex with an infected partner, blood transfusions, from mother to child during pregnancy.

You, as a woman, could also get HCV through a tattoo or body piercing with unsterilized and dirty tools.

Most of the specialists consider this disease to be an epidemic. As Hepatitis C is mostly asymptomatic, it is generally known as a silent illness. You, having hepatitis C, will not aware of its presence in your body for many years.

Although HCV damages your liver, you do not develop symptoms with this disease. If you develop any, they would be mild and usually come and go for some period of time.

The symptoms of Hepatitis C virus typically develop within 1-3 months after you contact with HCV. The symptoms of HCV remain a few weeks or months.

The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, jaundice, dark-colored urine, grayish or clay colored stools, and pain over liver.

With recent studies, it is found that one third of chronic hepatitis C patients, sometimes, will develop symptoms that may threaten their lives.

Chronic hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is a condition where your healthy liver tissue will be replaced by fibrous tissue, followed by scar like hardening. It is also found that cirrhosis occurs in every one out of three women and more than half with even liver cancer.

Almost 50% of cirrhosis cases lead to loss of the patient’ s life and over 70 percent of people are with chronic hepatitis. Studies have shown that AIDS [AIDS Symptoms] and Hepatitis C are in 1:5 ratios where for one AIDS patient there are five Hepatitis C patients.

It is also estimated that, in the coming few years, hepatitis C will become a major health problem where over 50 percent of the patients suffering from HCV will develop cirrhosis and the rate of deaths due to hepatitis will get increased by three times to the present number.

Actually, there is no treatment and no vaccine for Hepatitis C. However, today, pegylated interferon therapy is used for treating hepatitis C. The success rate of this therapy for Hepatitis C disease treatment is nearly 50%.

Natural remedies for HCV exist, but many of them do not work. Remember, doctors have shown that by taking natural HCV remedies it is possible to live a long life, but you have no natural cure for hepatitis C virus.