How long can a person live after being diagnosed with hep C?
People with hepatitis C can live many years after diagnosis, but the range varies. A 2014 study showed that patients infected with hepatitis C virus died on average 15 years sooner than people who did not have the illness. With hepatitis C, the liver becomes seriously damaged due to inflammation.
Do you have to tell someone you have hep C?
For most people there is no legal obligation to tell your employer that you have, or have had hep C. Only under special circumstances will you need to tell people this information.
How do you feel better with hep C?
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- Ditch the drink. “Alcohol is toxic to the liver,” says Dr.
- Check your medicine cabinet.
- Don’t assume that “natural” remedies are safe.
- Be mindful of your food choices.
- Get vaccinated.
- Consider counseling.
Is it safe to live with someone with hep C?
If you live with someone who has hepatitis C, there’s no reason to avoid close personal contact. Feel free to touch, kiss, and cuddle. The most important thing you can do to prevent getting the virus is to avoid contact with the infected person’s blood. Blood can be infectious even when it’s dry.
Can I sue someone for giving me hep C?
If you do not disclose to a sexual partner and you transmit HCV to them, then you may be held liable for this. People have been sued and criminally prosecuted for failure to disclose their HIV status. These cases may set a precedent for HCV.
Does hep C make you sleepy?
If you have hepatitis C, you may experience fatigue. This is a feeling of extreme tiredness or lack of energy that doesn’t go away with sleep. It can be challenging to deal with. Research estimates approximately 50 to 70 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C experience fatigue.
How do you know if your hep C is getting worse?
Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:
- Easy bleeding or bruising.
- Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Intense itching.
- Abdominal pain.
- Loss of appetite.
- Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.
- Problems with concentration and memory.