At HealthTexas we believe part of staying healthy is being an informed patient! Chronic Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver and is estimated to be affecting 3.5 million Americans today. If left untreated it can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
The biggest challenges for treating Hepatitis C is finding those patients that have the infection. Only 20 - % of individuals with acute Hep C will develop symptoms and others won’t have symptoms at all. While there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C there are new advancements in treatment.
So how can we treat this disease if we don’t always know who is infected? Well, the CDC recommends anyone born between the years 1945 and 1965 to be screened for Hepatitis C. If you have questions about Hepatitis C talk to your HealthTexas Primary Care Physician!
Chronic Hepatitis C Affects an estimated 3.5 million Americas. If left untreated it can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Only 20 to 30% of individuals develop symptoms. Some individuals don’t develop any symptoms at all. The CDC recommends anyone born between 1945 and 1965 to be screened for Hepatitis C.