Hepatitis

Hepatitis C virus infects the liver, which results in inflammation (swelling) of the liver.  Some people with Hepatitis C never experience serious complications, but up to 85% of those infected will develop chronic Hepatitis C.  After years of infection, the liver often becomes scarred (know as cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure and cancer in some patients. Over 3 million people in the U.S. are battling Hepatitis C with a high number of Baby Boomers (born 1945 - 1965) who have contracted the virus. There are medications that help fight the infection and prevent complications from Hepatitis C, but they can be challenging to use.