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How to achieve a cure for hepatitis Cç

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How to achieve a cure for hepatitis Cç
How to achieve a cure for hepatitis Cç

Hepatitis C is curable when the treatment is done according to the doctor's advice, who may indicate a combination of drugs that should be used for 8 to 12 weeks according to the degree of hepatitis. It is important that the treatment is carried out according to the medical recommendation, even if there are no more apparent symptoms, because this way it is possible to guarantee the inhibition of the hepatitis C virus.

Hepatitis C is inflammation of the liver caused by the HCV virus, which can be transmitted to people through sharing syringes and needles or through contact with the blood or secretions of infected people, multiplying in the body and lead to the appearance of some signs and symptoms such as abdominal pain, dark urine, yellow skin and eyes and swollen belly.Learn more about hepatitis C.

Remedies to Cure Hepatitis C

The drugs indicated in the treatment of hepatitis C aim to inhibit the replication of the hepatitis C virus, reducing the amount of circulating virus and promoting relief of symptoms. These remedies, when used according to the medical indication, can lead to healing, the main ones being:

  • Daclatasvir;
  • Simeprevir;
  • Sofosbuvir;
  • Combination of ombitasvir, dasabuvir, veruprevir and ritonavir;
  • Combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir;
  • Combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir.

The remedies indicated may vary according to the degree of inflammation of the liver and the general state of he alth of the person, and the treatment can last between 8 to 12 weeks. Compared to the drugs previously indicated, these drugs are associated with fewer side effects and better results, as well as easier dosing and less need for molecular testing to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

How to know if I am cured of hepatitis C

To find out if it was possible to cure hepatitis C, the doctor may recommend carrying out blood tests to assess liver function, such as ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase, GT gamma and bilirubin levels. In addition, serological and/or molecular biology tests may be indicated to verify whether the hepatitis C virus has been eliminated and, if not, identify the concentration in which it is present.

It is important to follow the treatment prescribed by the doctor to try to cure hepatitis C, because this inflammation does not cure itself and, if treatment is not carried out, there is an increased risk of developing complications such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, and liver transplantation is indicated in these cases.

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