Living with Hepatitis C

When you or someone you love is Living with Hepatitis C, you need as much reliable information as you can find. is here to help educate patients and their families about hepatitis, its symptoms and all the available treatment options. With our editors continuously scanning press releases, news reports and clinical trial results, this is where you’ll first learn about breakthrough treatments and critical information on related conditions such as ascites, elevated liver enzymes and autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatitis C is a Deadly Disease Discovered in 1989, HCV explained 90 percent of non-A non-B cases of hepatitis. The extent of...

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Liver Cirrhosis & its Treatment

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that occurs as a result of chronic liver disease. Scarring causes disruptions to the flow of blood and bile through the liver and keeps the liver from working properly. The liver is the largest organ in the body and it has many vital tasks to perform. For example, it gets rid of or neutralizes toxins (such as poisons, germs, and bacteria) in the blood and controls infection. The liver also produces proteins that regulate blood clotting and bile that helps absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Signs and Symptoms The most common symptoms include: •...

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