Hepatitis C Directory
Hepatitis C is inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is an infectious disease. You can catch Hepatitis C if you have unprotected sex with someone who has the disease, or if you come into contact with blood from, or needles used by, an infected person. Getting a tatoo with contaminated tools also makes you more likely to develop hepatitis C. Most people who are infected with the HCV virus develop a long-term (chronic) form of hepatitis C, which can lead to liver damage. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hepatitis C is contracted, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hepatitis C
If you've just been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you may want to ask your doctor these questions.
Hepatitis C Stages and Progression
Hepatitis C can be mild or serious, lasting a few weeks or a lifetime. Learn more about the paths the condition can take.
Managing Hepatitis C
It's important for people with hepatitis C to take control of their health. WebMD offers tips for managing the disease.
Hepatitis C Diet and Exercise
WebMD explains hepatitis C and diet, exercise, and alcohol use.
Take Care of Yourself With Hep C
Healthy living can make a big difference when you have hep C. Try these self-care tips to look and feel better.
Taming the Emotions That Come With Hepatitis C
The emotions that accompany a hepatitis C diagnosis can be overwhelming. We sort them out and tell you how to deal with them.
Tips to Help You Beat Hepatitis C Fatigue
Hepatitis C can wear you out. Here are some tips to get you feeling perky again.
Your Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Hep C
A lot of people take diet and herb supplements to ease hep C symptoms. But how well do they actually work? Take a look at the research on popular products.
Why Do I Need a Hep C Test?
Baby boomers make up 75% of adults infected with hepatitis C. Here’s why you should get tested.
Video: Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C is curable. Find out how it’s treated.
Video: Hepatitis C and Liver Transplants
What are your treatment options when your liver is not working?
Video: Hepatitis C Symptoms
It’s easy to miss the flu-like symptoms of hep C. Find out who’s at risk and how to get tested.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Everything About Hepatitis C
A look at what you need to know about hepatitis C, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Slideshow: Famous Faces With Hepaitis C
Ever feel like you're the only one who knows what it's like to have hepatitis C? Meet some famous folks who lived and thrived despite their condition.
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.
Slideshow: Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk
This WebMD slideshow shows you the risk factors for contracting hepatitis and how to avoid them.