Hepatitis C is not transmitted by airborne droplets, which gives a good opportunity for the patient to lead a full life and to communicate with all people. If a person has big problems with the liver, the disease will be very hard.
The route of transmission of hepatitis C
- a sick person who is a carrier of the virus
- personal and household accessories after the patient it can be a toothbrush, manicure instruments, razors, etc.
- a blood transfusion
- high risk of the disease are doctors who are in direct contact with the blood, and drug addicts
- sexually, however this is the minimum risk that can be infected with hepatitis C virus
- salons tattoo and body piercing as a rule, in such institutions, few follow the rules for the disinfecting of instruments, therefore, a very large chance of infection.
As a rule, the hepatitis C virus makes itself felt in the following symptoms
- increases the overall body temperature
- there is a weakness and constant sickness
- exacerbated pain in upper quadrant right side
- the skin and whites of the eyes start to become yellowish
- there is a constant feeling of bitterness in the mouth
- possible nausea and vomiting.
In most cases, the disease has mild symptoms and takes place without any symptoms, making it impossible for him to identify. Typically, hepatitis C is determined only when the patient came to the hospital for tests for an entirely different case, and the disease accidentally made itself felt. The incubation period of the disease can last from 6 to 8 weeks.
Hepatitis C has several forms of development, each of which has its own characteristics and distinctive features
- Icteric form is characterized by permanent weakness, fatigue patient, there is a bitter taste in the mouth, often disturb pains in the right hypochondrium, however, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes are insignificant and may disappear after some time. At this stage, symptoms are mild, so the patient may not even be aware that he had hepatitis C.
- Busselton form is characterized by all the symptoms of icteric form, in addition to yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, at this stage they are completely absent.
- The subclinical form is no symptom of hepatitis C and the patient does not appear to be any violations in the body, the liver is not increased. This form of the disease can be determined only by means of tests in the laboratory, which will show the level of liver enzymes in the blood.
Hepatitis C treatment is appointed physician immediately after the diagnosis was carried out of the entire body and was handed over all the necessary blood and urine tests.
- prescribed a blood test, which will show the levels of ALT
- in order to detect the presence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus and RNA virus, appoint the General analysis of blood
- in order to fully diagnose the condition of the liver, prescribed enhanced ultrasound of all organs located in the abdominal cavity
- a biopsy of the liver this procedure helps to study the structure of tissue under a microscope.