Hepatitis C is an infection of liver and is caused by Hepatitis C virus. It is a deadly disease in which the causative virus is carried from the blood stream to the liver and leads to inflammation of the liver.
It can be transmitted sexually or through blood of an infected person to the blood of a healthy person. In fact, just a drop of blood infected with the virus can cause Hepatitis C.
Almost 80% of the patients with Hepatitis C infection remain asymptomatic in acute stage while the remaining may show symptoms like jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and the whites of the eyes), abdominal pain, dark urine, grey-colored faeces, fever, fatigue, decreased appetite, nausea and vomiting.
But when the infection becomes chronic; it results in scarring of liver and can also lead to liver cirrhosis, fatty liver or liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
Hepatitis C is found worldwide and according to recent reports by WHO; more than 220 million people are currently infected …