Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer
Learn about hepatitis C and its relationship with liver cancer.
What the Liver Does - Topic Overview
A healthy liver performs the following functions: It regulates the composition of blood,including the amounts of sugar (glucose),protein,and fat that enter the bloodstream. It removes bilirubin,ammonia,and other toxins from the blood. (Bilirubin is a by-product of the breakdown of hemoglobin from red blood cells.) It processes most of the nutrients absorbed by the intestines during ...
A percutaneous liver biopsy is done by inserting a long needle between two of the right lower ribs to remove a sample of liver tissue.
Hepatitis C Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when you should call a doctor about hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C - Medications
Read about medications used to treat hepatitis C.
Liver Function Tests
These blood tests are used to determine whether your liver is damaged or inflamed. Although these tests help your doctor evaluate how well your liver is working, they do not confirm hepatitis C.Tests that assess liver functionYour doctor may do tests to measure your levels of certain chemicals produced by the liver. These tests can help your doctor know how well your liver is working. Tests may ..
Hepatitis C Guide - What Happens
Read about how hepatitis C unfolds.
Hepatitis C Guide - Prevention
There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, but you can reduce your risk of becoming infected if:You do not share needles to inject drugs. If you are injecting drugs, the best way to protect yourself is by not sharing needles or other equipment (such as c
Hepatitis C - Home Treatment
Read about steps you can take at home that may help you feel better both physically and emotionally if you have hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C - Treatment Overview
Being diagnosed with hepatitis C can change your life. You may feel angry or depressed about having to live with a long - term (chronic), serious disease. You may have a hard time knowing how to tell other people that you have the virus. It can be helpful