Monday, March 8, 2010

Careful Hepatitis C Virus Damage Your Heart

Be careful, hepatitis C virus to attack you. To avoid diseases that can cause liver damage, there is no harm in reading this.

Hepatitis C contagious and spreads through the blood. Highly vulnerable to drug users and people who do blood transfusions. Infection can be transmitted infected mother to baby, before or during birth.

Citing femalefirst site, Friday (5/3), not only that, hepatitis C can be transmitted through unprotected sex with someone who has the virus, tattoo, ear or body piercing, acupuncture, electrolysis and facial surgery.

The danger, if it continued to be left, the virus can cause severe liver damage or even cause liver cancer. So should, from now on you have to check the health, if sick, to be quickly treated.

Geoffrey Cleghorn, 61, from London, recently declared cured after 12 months of treatment for hepatitis C.

"I have suffered from hepatitis C test. Before, I did not realize it was a virus. Exhausted and tired all the time, but I thought it was only due to the increasingly older age. Now I've recovered. I'm free virus-free and I felt brilliant and more younger than I was before I was diagnosed with the disease. I urge anyone to check him, "said Geoffrey.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, the development of disease surveillance system for hepatitis C that will be used as a reference response to disease problems continue to be developed.

Doctor "Tjandra Yoga" explains, the same surveillance work the Department of Health and PT Roche Indonesia was performed to determine the magnitude of the problem of hepatitis C in Indonesia.

"Prevention, treatment, and surveillance are the three key prevention strategy for hepatitis C. It aims to reduce the spread of hepatitis C and associated disease burden, increasing understanding about the virus and risk factors in Indonesia," he said.

However, Prof. Ali Sulaiman, reminding the importance of the availability of services in the treatment of hepatitis C. Surveillance without improved access to services and support will not benefit anything.

"If there was no effort to overcome it now, the next 10-15 years there will be hundreds of thousands of patients with end-stage incurable, liver cancer, and needed a transplant," said Ali.


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