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Is There A Cure For Hep C
Possible: With new drugs approved by FDA recently such as sofosbuvir/ledipasvir combination (Harvoni) in 2014, cure for certain type (type 1) of Hep C infection becomes increasingly possible. There are some other anti-hepC drugs available as well. See liver or infection specialist for more details. ...Read more
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
My spouse was recently diagnosed with Hep C. Will my children and I catch it? Is there a cure for Hep C? Thank you in advance.
Hepatitis C: This is turning out to be the scourge of baby-boomers and generation X. Since it is a blood-borne illness, you would have to have significant blood exposure to contract it. There is less risk of sexual transmission, but it is possible. SO you may be at low risk, the kids probably not. While no cure. the vast majority clear the infection, develop immunity and don't go on to chronic liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a cure for hep c. I know the answer i think but i had a friend who went into prison w hep c n came out after doing a yr long program hepfree?
Hep c: Tgere are sveral medication programs available to tresat hep c and many in development with cure rates as high as 90 precent, check with your physician for referal. ...Read more
Is there any new cure for hep c and cirohsis. 76 years male with hepc , cirohsis, heartt issue and gall bladder stone?
New pricey meds: You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with the new, very pricey regimen that eliminates the infection in about 85% of people who receive it. Given that there is talk about making this an entitlement for prison inmates, why it should not be given to a decent man whose cirrhosis might be reversed is a question about which I hope society will make a wise decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting random allover prickly, tingly skin. Not exactly itchy no burning. Was cured of hep c. What could this be now?.
See your MD: 45 year old lady with history of Hepatitis C, obesity presenting with prickly, tingling skin. You should see your MD. Depending upon the location of your symptoms there can be many different causes and more information is needed about your medical history, all medications, allergies, social history, and review of your current symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably not: There are new medications on the horizon for hepatitis c. If in addition you have common non-alcoholic fatty liver (and this isn't just the fat that tends to accumulate in hepatitis c), how about getting back into physical fitness like when you were a teen? You have nothing to lose and much to gain. ...Read more
Hep c cause Cirrhosis stage 4grade1 treatment cured from hep c, Can Cirrhosis still progress and keep scarring the liver after been clear from hep c?
Yes: Unfortunately cirrhosis is an irreversible process and some of the inflammatory activity that leads to scarring of the liver may proceed in absence of the virus (autoimmune mechanism). However, getting rid of the virus at least removes the initial or major cause of inflammation and thus may slow down the entire process ...Read more
Insurance coverage: for any situation is something that needs to be addressed by your insurance company. Look at the back of your insurance card and you will probably see a number you can call to ask questions. Be ready to be on hold, have a book to read and be patient. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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