Hepatitis C

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Medications to Avoid If You Have Hepatitis C

Due to both potential interactions with drugs as well as the effects on the body, certain medications need to be avoided if you have hepatitis C. The effects of hepatitis C on the body are wide-ranging and drastic. What makes this disease...

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How Autoimmune Hepatitis Is Diagnosed

An autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) diagnosis requires blood tests, imaging, and a liver biopsy to establish. Here’s what doctors look for and why. Autoimmune hepatitis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the...

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Interpreting the Hepatitis B Serologic Panel

Learn how to interpret your hepatitis B blood tests and serologic panel, and what the combinations mean. The hepatitis B blood tests are collectively known as the serologic panel. This set of tests can accurately diagnose current and past hepatitis...

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The Risk of Viral Hepatitis From Tattoos

Tattoos can spread infectious diseases such as hepatitis C if proper infection control procedures are not in place. Learn how to protect yourself. Tattoos are all the rage these days, with shows like LA Ink showing off tattoos and spotlighting...

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Is Hepatitis a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Read about how some types of hepatitis are actually sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some types of viral hepatitis can be transmitted through sexual contact, in addition to being transmitted via other routes. Each type of hepatitis virus has a...

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Hepatitis A and Restaurant Food

Learn about your chances of catching hepatitis A from eating restaurant food and how you can lower that risk. Restaurant food is a common source of the hepatitis A virus (HAV), a highly infectious virus that affects the liver. In fact, outbreaks of...

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What Is a Viral Load for Hepatitis C?

Learn about what a viral load means in hepatitis C, including why doctors order it, what it means for your care, and how this blood test is measured. A viral load is simply the measurement of the amount of virus in your blood. Viral load...

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Taking on Vitamin Deficiencies in Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C causes vitamin deficiencies in the body, which hinder health and treatment. Foods and supplements can help return levels to normal. Hepatitis C is a dangerous infection of the liver; while it’s often asymptomatic in its early course,...

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What Is an Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test?

An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) blood test can be used to help diagnose medical conditions involving the liver, gallbladder, bones, and other organs. An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) blood test assesses a group of enzymes found in several parts of the...

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