Posts Tagged ‘hepatitis c’

What is Hepatitis?

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver cells and damage to the liver. There are different types and causes, but the symptoms can be similar. The liver’s functions include detoxifying the blood, storing vitamins, and producing hormones. Hepatitis can disrupt these processes and create severe health problems throughout the body. At…

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What Is Hepatitis C Viral Load?

If you’re being treated for hepatitis C virus infection — also called HCV– your doctor is keeping track of your viral load. What is HCV viral load? Why does it matter? WebMD got answers to your most frequently asked questions about hepatitis C and viral load from two experts: Frank Anania, MD, associate professor of…

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What is Viral Load?

What is Viral Load? by: Albrecht Ernst Your viral load is the amount of specific viruses that you have, in a given volume of your blood (usually 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter). More precisely, it means that the amount of Hep C genetic material found in your blood corresponds to as many Hep C…

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What is Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis and Hepatitis C?

What is Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis and Hepatitis C? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. One frequent cause is viruses. The most common hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Previously, viral hepatitis that was not caused by the type A or type B virus was called “non-A, non-B hepatitis.” Recently three more…

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What is HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)?

What is HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)? When we are infected with the Hepatitis C virus, our body will start to produce antibodies to try to destroy it. The majority of the time the antibodies will fail in trying to identify the Hepatitis C virus. HCV infection will then remain with us for a very long…

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