Effects of Hepatitis C on the Body Directory
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation. It spreads through contact with blood. Most people infected with hep C have no symptoms or mild ones. They do not realize they are infected. For those who have symptoms, fatigue is a common complaint. With treatment, most can be cured. Untreated hep C can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, and even death. Those who develop chronic hep C may see hep C in other parts of their body. Although not as common, the condition may cause weight loss, jaundice (yellow eyes), anemia, and intestinal problems. Follow these links to find WebMD's coverage on the effects of hepatitis C on the body, treatments, and more.
Busting Hepatitis C Myths
You may have heard stories about hepatitis C and wonder if they're true. Here are some common myths about the virus that may show you it's not as scary as you might have thought.
Understanding Symptoms of Hepatitis C
Get the basics on symptoms of hepatitis C from the experts at WebMD.
When Hepatitis C Worsens
A look at the complications that can develop in the later stages of hepatitis C.
Liver Symptoms and Hepatitis C
A look at the symptoms of hepatitis C, including symptoms of liver complications such as cirrhosis.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: How Hepatitis C Affects Your Body
Hepatitis C may come from a virus that zeroes in on your liver, but its effects spread to your whole body. Here’s what you need to know.
Slideshow: Everything About Hepatitis C
A look at what you need to know about hepatitis C, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.