Hepatitis C Treatment Program
Now accepting new patients, Evergreen's Hepatitis C treatment program is 90% effective at CURING Hepatitis C. If you are concerned about your risk for Hepatitis C infection or interested in learning more about a cure, call to make an appointment.
- What is Hepatitis C?
- Who should get tested for Hepatitis C?
- Types of Hepatitis C
- How is Hepatitis C treated?
- Can Hepatitis C be cured?
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that leads to swelling (inflamation) of the liver. This contagious disease ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. The virus is spread through contact with the blood of an infected person, most commonly through the sharing of needles/syringes or sexual contact.
- Current or former injection drug users
- Those living with HIV/AIDS
- Individuals who have had abnormal liver tests or liver disease
- Anyone who received donated blood or organs before 1992
- Hemodialysis patients
- Adults born from 1945-1965 should be tested once. If other listed risks apply, regular testing is recommended.
Acute Hepatitis C virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first six months after someone is exposed to Hepatitis C virus (HCV). For most people, acute infection leads to chronic infection.
Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection is a long-term illness that occurs when the Hepatitis C virus remains in a person's body. If left untreated, HCV infection can last a lifetime and lead to serious liver problems, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), cancer or even death.
Persons with newly acquired HCV infection usually do not experience symptoms, or they have mild symptoms that are unlikely to prompt a visit to a healthcare professional. When symptoms do occur, they can include: fever, fatigue, dark urine, clay colored stool, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and/or jaundice.
Medications, called antivirals, can be used to treat many people with chronic Hepatitis C. However, not everyone needs or benefits from treatment. It is important to be checked by a doctor experienced in treating chronic Hepatitis C to determine what course of action is best for you. Call Primary Care to make an appointment.
Evergreen Health offers a treatment that fights the virus that causes Hepatitis C. For most patients, Hepatitis C can be cured in just three months, with very few side effects.