What is Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is a term used to describe liver inflammation which, if untreated, can lead to liver cancer, liver damage and ultimately liver failure. Hepatitis has a range of causes, including some viral causes. One of these is the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Chronic HCV

Once a person becomes infected with HCV their immune system will find it difficult to control and eliminate the virus, causing it to become chronic. Over time chronic HCV infection will damage the liver, eventually resulting in liver failure. HCV infection can also cause liver cancer. Recent research shows that HCV can affect other areas of the body as well as the liver. These include the digestive system, the lymphatic system, the immune system and the brain.

Traditional Treatment

Traditional medicine cannot provide a cure for hepatitis C. Although there are antiviral drugs that can suppress the virus, the side effects can be severe. At Hepatitis C Treatment Mexico we use natural methods to boost your immunity and weaken the virus, helping your body to clear the virus naturally.

Asymptomatic HCV

Because there are no symptoms upon first infection, most people are unaware when they are first infected by the virus. Up to 85% of people who are infected with HCV fail to eliminate the infection from their body and develop chronic infection.

In the United States, infection with the hepatitis C virus is the most common cause of chronic hepatitis and the most common reason for a patient to have a liver transplant. More than three million Americans are chronically infected with the Hepatitis C Virus and 8,000-10,000 people die of chronic HCV infection in America every year.

If you would like to know more about how hepatitis C may affect you or a loved one, or to speak to a medical professional about the Functional Medicine natural treatment program for hepatitis C, please contact us.