Hepatitis C Treatments

Hepatitis is a liver infection which can cause inflammation and damage to the liver.  Most commonly caused by a virus, this can also be caused by some medical conditions or the abuse of alcohol and/or medications.
There are many forms of Hepatitis C (HCV), while there are vaccines used in the prevention of Hepatitis A and B but there is no Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C.
There are 3.9 million people that have this disease in United States.  Hep C can be a mild short term (acute) illness  or, for about 75% to 85% of people can become a lifelong (chronic) illness.

It is hard to know if you may have Hepatitis C because it can have such few symptoms.  Each person is affected in a different way, your face hands and skin can be affected  from hepatitis C and may show signs of the disease.

Hepatitis C has many stages:
Incubation
Acute hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis C
Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer

Hepatitis C most commonly can be spread from the blood of an infected person inside of the body of someone not infected, whether it is by needles or something that injects drugs, or from a mother passing it to their baby during childbirth.

Treatment starts when Hepatitis C becomes chronic and has recently changed from weekly injections, to oral therapy lasting anywhere from two to six months with minimal side effects.
Unfortunately many people don’t know their infected because they may not have symptoms and can be decades before they appear.

Symptoms:
Bleeds easily
Bruises easily
Fatigue
Poor appetite
Skin and eyes has a jaundice or yellow discoloration
Urine dark in color
Skin itches
Buildup of Fluid in the abdomen
Legs Swell
Weight Loss
Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech
Skin has spider-like blood vessels

References Web MD, CDC, Mayo Clinic

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Hepatitis Treatments at these
Central City Community Health Locations

Garden Grove Central City Health Centers

CCCHC clinic location in South Los Angeles

Garden Grove

12511 Brookhurst St. 2nd Floor
Garden Grove, CA 92840
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Call for Appointment
Tel: +1 (714) 643-7176 

South Los Angeles

5970 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Get Directions

Call for Appointment
Tel: (323) 234-3280

Indio Location for Central City Community Health Centers

Indio

81709 Dr. Carreon Blvd. D-1
Indio, CA 92201
Get Directions

Call for Appointment
Tel: (760) 342-3336

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