January 22, 2021 • By Connie M. Welch HEP
People can mistakenly think if they do not have risk factors then they do not have hepatitis C. Unfortunately, this is wrong. Many people without risk factors may never know how they got hepatitis C. The best proactive step you can take is to get tested and seek treatment and get cured.
The Danger of Not Knowing
A simple blood test is the only way to know if you have hepatitis C. Being proactive in avoiding what is harmful to your liver is vital to your liver health. The liver performs many vital functions for the body. You can not live without your liver. The liver can regenerate healthy liver tissue to a point, but once permanent scarring (cirrhosis) is done, liver function is compromised and can not be fully restored.
You can not fix what you do not know. Get tested and be proactive with seeking treatment.
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