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All About Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage.

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Symptoms

In the early stages of this disease it’s considered ‘silent’ meaning there are little to no symptoms present. As the disease progresses, however, and the liver becomes damaged, there symptoms are present:

Causes of Hepatitis C

The hep C virus (HCV) spreads through contaminated blood either from birth, coming in contact with infected blood, sharing needles or something similar.

Prognosis

The prognosis for this disease is pretty good ! Many patients are able to manage their symptoms or they’re able to get a liver transplant if it comes to that. HCV sometimes leads to cirrhosis but usually takes between 20 to 30 years to get to that point.

Medical Marijuana and Hepatitis C

This disease cannot be cured but medical marijuana eases symptoms to give patients a better quality of life. MM helps with nausea, pain and fatigue. Additionally:

Marijuana strains that help with eye pressure include:

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