No. Hepatitis c is a type of liver disease. The virus infects the cells of the liver and damage results. Other things can cause liver disease as well including other viruses (hepatitis b, a), alcohol, fat, drugs/medication, etc.
HepC causes disease. There are many types of liver disease. Liver cancer is one. Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) is another. Toxins, some drugs, a variety of diseases, alcohol abuse, and bacterial or viral infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis a, b, c, d, and e viruses all cause infection and inflammation in the liver.
My dad has extreme psoriasis, end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching what can we do he can't sleep?
Complicated. This is a complex constellation of problems that cannot be dealt with by remote control. Many anti-itch treatments and sleep aids are available, but your father will need ones that are not metabolized by the liver. His doctor should make that decision.
See Dermatologist. See your dermatologist for the best advice. The cause of the itching could be related to more that one of the above and thus control of all of these are important.
Yes. First have to apologize, I hit the wrong 'button' on question about donating your liver if have hep c: no. As for current question, if you've recovered from the acute phase hep c, all the liver function studies often come back to normal, though may persist in elevated state. Your body will develop hep c antibodies, but at any time in the future, it could become active or lead to other liver probs.
Test results from April labs show low Glucose level at 2.7 mmol. Blood drawn in morning. Does this need urgent follow up? HCV + mild liver disease.
Not urgent. It is not urgent but should be followed up with at least a repeat test.
2 different diseases. Fatty liver is predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer. Hep C is an infection.
I recently found I have hep c. I'm not showing signs of adv liver disease by blood work. Have had signif weight loss though. Is this from the virus?
Probably not. Keep looking for a cause of the weight loss with your physician's guidance.
Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat. Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?
Stress. Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously.