Hepatitis C: The toxic disease can cause your body vulnerable to other serious health complications!! Checkout how you can keep yourself safe!!

Hepatitis C is vital and an infectious disease caused by a virus, “hepatitis C virus” that mainly targets the Liver and leads to inflammation and liver damage. In the United States, around 4 million people diagnosed with this disease. The virus is transmitted through an infected person’s blood as the hepatitis C virus is a blood-borne virus.

Liver’s job:

The liver is the largest organ in the human body and a necessary organ of the digestive system. The main job of the liver is Detoxification and synthesize proteins and Bile, a biochemical substance needed to break down fats. A healthy liver is very important to the overall health as it supports many other vital organs of the body system. Hepatitis C Virus acts as a barrier to the liver’s ability in the production of bile. 

Hepatitis C can also damage the Central Nervous System as the virus interrupts the property of Detoxification.

Stages of Hepatitis C:

  • Acute Hepatitis C- often termed as short-term illness and can last long for 6 months. When the hep C virus enters, the body itself clears the virus.
  • Chronic Hepatitis C- it is a long-term infection, and almost 80 percent develop this chronic HCV(Hepatitis C Virus). It can be life long and lead to many serious health problems like liver failure, liver cancer.

Symptoms or signs of Hepatitis C:

As per the studies, the incubation period of Hepatitis C is 15 to 80 days, and the average is 45. The symptoms one can notice are:

  • Jaundice
  • Dark Urine
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Swelling of the ankles and feet
  • Pale stools
  • Loss of bodyweight
  • Itching


  • Wash hands properly
  • Always be careful with tattoos and piercing as the equipment used may contain the blood of the infected persons
  • Avoid sharing personal care items like brush, razors, scissors, etc
  • Never share needles, syringes with the infected ones
  • Avoid coming into direct contact with blood.

Liver-friendly Diet:

  • Eat a plant-based diet as much as possible
  • Eat foods high in fiber
  • Eat lots of green leafy vegetables
  • Eat a lot of garlic.

Many fresh, healthy, nutritious drinks are there that helps in flushing:

  • Watermelon juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Beet juice