Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease, affecting more than 210,000 people in the UK. The symptoms in the acute phase of the disease are quite mild and are similar to flu.Therefore most cases go undiagnosed. Your body automatically gets rid of the virus within 2 to 6 months. If your body fails to auto-clean the problem, you suffer from chronic Hepatitis C.
The symptoms of Hepatitis C are very similar to flu and include vomiting and feeling tired. However, many cases do not show any symptom.
Even if the disease shows no symptoms, it can do irreversible damage to the liver, causing cirrhosis or even cancer.
It is important to stop drinking alcohol in this circumstance. Alcohol further damages the condition of your liver. Stick to a light and healthy diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercises. It is advisable to avoid smoking too. Vaccination is available against both hepatitis B and C.
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