What are the available treatment options for chronic hepatitis c?

Antiviral medication. The medical treatment available are peg interferon, ribavirin, and protease inhibitors.
Hep C Rx. Treatment options include: Observation, Interferon and Ribaviron and direct antiviral agents (DAA's). DAA's are a group of different antiviral agents taken orally for a much shorter period of time than the other medications and will probably revolutionize the treatment of Hep C.

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How long can one line with chronic hepatitis C? I'm washing on the new treatment diagnosed in 2012 stage 1 little scarring?

A few years. Your age and liver biopsy from 2012 suggest that you have early disease. If your SGOT/SGPT and viral load are not excessively high, then progression will be measured in years. The new treatments for HCV are oral, do not use interferon and much more effective. Many new options will be released in 2015 or 2016, so waiting until then should be safe for you, but keep under the watch of your doctor. Read more...

Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease. I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?

Liver Disease. I am very proud of you for asking this question. Your health is at significant risk. It is time to stop drinking and it is easier with help. Without knowing much about your life my gut sense is that you need an inpatient program that also has a medical component to it. You have very good programs in california. The betty ford center is excellent. Read more...

How long does it take chronic hepatitis C to kill someone im waiting on the new drugs next year to cure me stage 1 chronic hep c back in 2012?

Years usually... Based on treatment guidelines of the AASLD/IDSA: " it may be advisable to delay treatment for some patients with documented early fibrosis stage (F 0-2), because waiting for future highly effective, pangenotypic, DAA combinations in IFN-free regimens may be prudent." Reference: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/full-report/initial-treatment-hcv-infection-patients-starting-treatment. Read more...

What is the life expectancy of someone who was chronic hepatitis C that doesn't get treated right away?

You . Can live a full life without issues with hep c. Eat healthy exercise and avoid all liver toxins and you can keep the hepatitis dormant. So talk to your doctor about the correct lifestyle changes and the different things you can do to protect yourself. . Read more...

Is it necessary to do genotyping to manage a person with chronic hepatitis c?

Yes. It's important because it helps guide therapy. Some of the newer drugs only treat certain genotypes, and some types are easier to treat with fewer drugs. The genotype helps guide the choice of drugs. Read more...

My wife chronic hepatitis C patient facing problem low bp, please suggest?

Go see a doctor. Er if necessary. Without knowing the extent of her hepatic damage, the meds she is receiving, the rest of her medical history, etc., cannot help you. You also do not say what her BP is or whether she is making urine. Take her to a doctor asap. Good luck and hope things work out for the better. Read more...
Difficult to say. Some people have low blood pressure and it has nothing to do with hepatitis c. They need to be evaluated for other causes. People who are on certain medications such as diuretics for abdominal fluid (ascites) can have low blood pressure but that is a complication of severe liver damage. Sounds like a good medical evaluation will be needed. Read more...

Should a person with chronic hepatitis C be vaccinated against hepatitis b?

Yes. People with liver disease should be vaccinated against hepa and hepb (unless they already have hepa or hepb antibodies), to help prevent them from getting another liver disease. Read more...
Absolutely. Also against hep a too if not immune to either. There are vaccines individually and in combination. Ask your doctor. Read more...

What does it mean if a person has chronic hepatitis C and their virus load is over one million?

This is important. The hcv viral load does not predict how severe the liver damage is. It is important to determine whether virus is detected (if someone has active infection). If hcv is detected, the viral load may help determine how easy it is to cure with antiviral therapy. But people can have a viral load of several million and have no liver damage, or viral load less than 100, 000 and have cirrhosis. Read more...