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Hepatitis C

What is Hepatitis C?

  • Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
  • The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and the most common modes of infection are through unsafe injection practices, inadequate sterilization of medical equipment, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products.
  • Between 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection.
  • A significant number of those who are chronically infected will develop liver cirrhosis or liver cancer.
  • Approximately 700,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases.
  • Antiviral medicines can cure approximately 90% of persons with hepatitis C infection, thereby reducing the risk of death from liver cancer and cirrhosis, but access to diagnosis and treatment is low.
  • There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C; however research in this area is ongoing.
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    Read full World Health Organization article here

     

Getting Tested

Different Ways to Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Early diagnosis can prevent health problems that may result from infection and prevent transmission of the virus.

Due to the fact that the Hepatitis C Virus infection usually produces no symptoms in its beginning stages, few people are diagnosed during this phase. In those people who go on to develop long term Hepatitis C Virus infection, the infection is also often undiagnosed because the infection produces no symptoms until decades after infection when symptoms develop serious liver damage.

 

Read full World Health Organization article here

 

Treatment

The Medical Doctors’ Recommendations

Hepatitis C does not always require treatment as the immune response in some people will clear the infection, and some people with chronic infection do not develop liver damage. When treatment is necessary, the goal of hepatitis C treatment is cure. The cure rate depends on several factors including the strain of the virus and the type of treatment given.

After a person has been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C infection, they should have an assessment of the degree of liver damage (fibrosis and cirrhosis). This can be done by liver biopsy or through a variety of non-invasive tests.

In addition, these people should have a laboratory test to identify the genotype of the hepatitis C strain. There are 6 genotypes of the Hepatitis C Virus and they respond differently to treatment.

Furthermore, it is possible for a person to be infected with more than 1 genotype. The degree of liver damage and virus genotype are used to guide treatment decisions and management of the disease.

 

Read full World Health Organization article here

 

Natural Remedies

Wish You Could Manage Your Hepatitis C Naturally?

How to Feel Better from Side Effects After Taking Treatments for Hepatitis C

Natural Healing

Top Academic hospitals around the country are embracing alternative medicine, selling products and services that aren’t always backed by scientific evidence. Click here to see!

We Just Want To Take a Moment to Share with You What Has Worked for Us

(below) We have listed the natural healthy approaches we decided to use and they have helped Jim tremendously! Jim was on 14 different prescription drugs per day. However, the doctors reduced Jim down 10 prescription drugs per day after we made some natural healthy lifestyle and dietary changes. Jim is down to only 4 pharmaceutical drug pills per day!

Doing your research is vital to the healthy and natural choices you make for your healing journey. Below we have listed several natural healing modalities that we chose to help both Jim and myself (Debbie). It is so important to educate yourself and find what is beneficial for you.

Our natural approach involves:

Nutritional Scan through NutritionalScan.com
                                                                               with Amy Tavares
             Click Here to See the Video of Jim’s Nutritional Scan Results


         We found, for us, a good place to start is with the Nutritional Scan with
         Amy.

         It has allowed us to bypass the guessing game with Jim’s health
         conditions and nutritional needs.

EVOX Breakthrough Technology through iNeedPeace.com
                                                                                                         with Amy Tavares

                  PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Emotional Pain, Manic/Depressed, and any
                  area you feel stuck. EVOX is a healing therapy that has helped thousands of
                  people get breakthrough in the most difficult of areas.

                  No need to get off of medications or stop your current therapies! EVOX is a                   compliment to any mental health program and is FDA approved.

                  Click here to learn more

EVOX Explained

Diet
         We have chosen to eat (and juice) organic, non-GMO, plant-based live food.
Trinfinity8 Machine by Oona Mourier (click here to learn more)
Hepatitis C Global Initiatives
          has an awesome
          Internet Show on Hep C

 

 

Essentail Oils
Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing)
Faith in God
         I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 –