Question by Iris: I have hepatitis b just found out through blood work I have c how did I not know?
I have had hepatitis b for 17 years. I am in good health. Show no systems. I applied for life insurance and found out that I had hepatitis c. I was not aware of this. I found this to be disarming. My ALT was 51 expected range 0-45. All other test result showed average. I contacted hepatitis b from being raped. However, when and better yet how did I get hepatitis c?
I do not take any medications causing liver problems. I am 50 years old an about 30 pounds over the required. I smoke 1/2 pack a day. My alcohol comsumption is 4 to 5 drinks twice a week. This is my details to you to provide better results for information. The bottom line question for me is how did I come up with hepatitis c?
Answer by ~*Jazii Pooh*~
Like hepatitis B, hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Also like hepatitis B, hepatitis C is transmitted from person to person through blood or other body fluids.
Hepatitis C is the most serious type of hepatitis – it’s now one of the most common reasons for liver transplants in adults. Every year, thousands of people in the United States die from the virus. And there’s no cure and no vaccine.
An estimated 4.1 million Americans are currently infected with the virus. The most common way people become infected is through sharing drug paraphernalia such as needles and straws. People also get hepatitis C after having unprotected sex with an infected partner. Before 1990, many people got hepatitis C through blood transfusions, but better blood screening and handling procedures now mean that this rarely happens.
The medications currently used to treat hepatitis C are effective in controlling the disease in some people. However, hepatitis C treatments are not very easy to take, especially because some require frequent injections.
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