Hepatitis A and B are the most common virus of hepatitis. The less known form is Hepatitis C virus that can cause permanent liver damage. Most of the time, this leads to liver cancer.
Hepatitis C is spread through contact with the blood of an infected person. The hepatitis C virus is not spread by sweat, tears, or urine. You cannot get it through casual contact, food, water, sneezing, coughing, or breathing air.
The most common way people get hepatitis C is by sharing needles. Tattoos and body piercings done with contaminated needles can spread hepatitis C. Sharing razors, nail clippers, and toothbrushes may also spread the virus. There is a small risk of transmission during sex.
About 80 percent of the people who are infected with hepatitis C are unable to clear the virus from their bodies, becoming hepatitis C carriers. As long as the virus is in the body, it can be passed to other people. It can take as long as 20 years for symptoms of liver disease to appear. A special blood test for hepatitis C is the only way to tell if you have it.
Unfortunately, while there are vaccinations against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, there is no vaccine to prevent infection with Hepatitis C. Good news is, there is a cure for Hepatitis C! But very few people know about it.
Enter HepCured -- a movement that promotes awareness and treatment of Hepatitis C which was recently launched through the website www.hepcured.net.
Through HepCured, Hepatitis C patients can search for treatments and remedies that are more accessibly priced and can be found in non-traditional sources.
Four years ago having Hepatitis C was a death sentence, there was no cure yet. Now, powerful medicines with a cure rate of 94%-97% have been discovered. And affordable generic options are available so there is nothing to fear.
|Behind HepCured is former photographer, action star, movie producer, and Hepatitis C survivor Derek Dee. “It is through constant updating and sharing of knowledge that the disease can be identified, battled, and defeated,” he declares.|
For more information, log on to www.hepcured.net or visit their Facebook page, @DerekDeeTheHepster.