Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a liver disease that affects approximately 3 to 4 million people world-wide each year. The disease is caused by a virus that is most commonly spread when the blood of an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected – although it is possible to transmit hepatitis C from mother to baby during childbirth or through sexual intercourse with an infected person. The virus is not transmitted via casual contact, breast milk or sharing food and beverages.

At CompreCare, we provide a variety of specialty therapies for Hepatitis C. Please feel free to contact us at 1-888-644-8326 or email us at info@comprecarehealth.com to learn how we can help you.

Symptoms of Hepatitis C

The majority of people who are infected with hepatitis C exhibit no symptoms. Many people go undiagnosed until they begin to experience the symptoms of liver damage years after infection occurs. People who are chronically infected with Hepatitis C can develop cirrhosis of the liver or even liver cancer as the disease persists. A small percentage of patients with hepatitis C do experience symptoms in the earliest stages of the disease, including fatigue, fever, nausea, body aches, darkened urine, gray facial pallor and yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes.

Prognosis

Inside the body, hepatitis C attacks the liver and causes inflammation. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent against hepatitis C, but the disease is generally considered curable with antiviral medications. Despite this fact, more than 350,000 people die every year from hepatitis C related complications primarily due to a lack of antiviral medications worldwide or intolerance to the drugs.

Screening and Treatment

Screenings

Hepatitis C screenings are recommended for anyone who may be at risk of unknowingly having hepatitis C. This includes:

  • People born with hepatitis C infection
  • Sexual partners of people infected with hepatitis C
  • Health care professionals in contact with blood or used needles
  • Anyone with a history of illicit drug injections
  • Long-term hemodialiysis patients
  • Anyone with abnormal liver function tests
  • Anyone infected with HIV

Prevention

Hepatitis C is a highly preventable disease with risk factors that can be reduced or eliminated by avoiding contact with previously used needles or accepting unsafe injections, acupuncture, piercings or tattoos with contaminated equipment. As an added safety measure, hepatitis C-infected people should never engage in unprotected sex, as there is a risk of spreading the disease through intercourse.

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How to place an order?

CompreCare can accept electronic prescriptions as well as original prescriptions through the mail. Faxed prescriptions must come from your physician’s office only. CompreCare will verify all new controlled substance prescriptions with your physician’s office for validity.

We look forward to servicing all of your prescription medication needs in a fast and friendly way! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-644-8326.

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