Types of Hepatitis C
It’s important to point out that two main types of hepatitis C exist: acute hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis C. For acute hepatitis C, the symptoms only last six months or less, but it can lead to chronic hepatitis C, which is a lifelong issue. The good news is that testing for the disease is actually quite simple – a quick blood test can determine whether you have hepatitis C.
When it comes to treating hepatitis C, medication is normally prescribed – ribavirin and interferon to be exact, but that combination doesn’t always agree with everyone. Work closely with your doctor to find a treatment plan that best suits you and your lifestyle.