Complications of Hepatitis C in Humans
Complications of Hepatitis C occur if up to years untreated and untreated hepatitis C infections can cause fatal liver damage. These complications of hepatitis C include cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.
Scar tissue in the liver or cirrhosis is a complication that develops within 20 years after first infection. Alcohol consumption and type 2 diabetes and other hepatitis infections may also increase a person’s risk of developing cirrhosis. The symptoms of cirrhosis include fatigue, nausea, no nasfs feeding, right upper abdomen (the location of the liver) pain, jaundice, and severe itching.
Severe cirrhosis can lead to liver failure and liver cancer. Symptoms that indicate liver failure include dark urine, fluid and pale stools, hair loss, frequent nosebleeds and bleeding gums, and vomiting blood. While liver cancer has symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and weight loss for no apparent reason.
Cirrhosis and liver failure can only be cured by liver transplant procedures. Treatment with drugs only aims to reduce symptoms and prevent cirrhosis worsening.
While liver cancer is generally difficult to cure. Treatment with chemotherapy is used to slow the spread of cancer.