Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Hepatitis B virus (HBSAg) Treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a bacterial virus, which induces inflammation of the liver which can lead to serious damage to the liver. The HCV is propagated through infected tissue or blood. Hepatitis C virus treatment until recently included frequent injections and oral medications, which many affected patients were unable to get because of certain complications with their health.
Signs or symptoms
Hepatitis C virus is classified as persistent hepatitis C with long-term illness. Chronic hepatitis C is normally “silent” before the virus enough affects the liver to induce the signs of liver failure, as well as the symptoms.Signs and symptoms include:
- Spiderlike blood vessels on your skin (spider angiomas)
- Bleeding and Bruising easily
- Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Dark-colored urine
- Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
- Itchy skin
- Swelling in your legs
- Weight loss
- Fatigue and Poor appetite
- Fluid buildup in your abdomen (ascites)
Diagnosis of HCV at Aastha kidney hospital
Screening for hepatitis C
It is performed in certain situations such as-:
- If you have inhaled illicit drugs.
- If your liver is working abnormally.
- People who are suffering from hemophilia
- People with HIV infection
Tests for liver damage
- Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)
- Transient elastography
- Liver biopsy
- Blood tests
Treatment at Aastha hospital.
Hepatitis C Virus is managed with antivirals to kill the body’s virus. The purpose of therapy is not to detect any hepatitis C virus inside your body for 12 weeks after the treatment has been completed. As a consequence, patients see improved outcomes, less adverse effects, and faster therapies often within 8 weeks.
When the hepatitis C recurrent infection has produced severe problems, liver transplantation could be an alternative. The surgeon extracts the infected liver and replaces it with a new liver after a hepatitis transplant. Although a limited percentage come from living donors who contribute half of their liver, the most transplanted liver are deceased donors.
While there’s no hepatitis C vaccination, the doctor would possibly prescribe hepatitis A and B virus vaccinations. There are distinct viruses that can destroy the liver and render chronic hepatitis C more complicated.
When do I contact the doctor?
You need to consult the doctor immediately in case of seizures and blackouts. While some of these symptoms may be a result of other medical condition, it is always advisable to receive immediate medical attention. Repeated seizures can cause serious injury and must never be ignored.Book an Appointment