Know The Signs: What Liver Disease Looks Like in Hepatitis C


Denise Mann, MS

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As many as 80% of people with hepatitis C have no symptoms of liver disease until it has started to progress—a process that can take decades.

While getting tested for hepatitis C if you are at risk is the best way to stay ahead of the disease, knowing the early and late-stage warning signs of liver damage also makes sense.

Your liver is tasked with a lot of important jobs from cleaning your blood to turning all that you eat and drink into energy and nutrients that your body can use. When it becomes infected with hepatitis C, the symptoms will affect all systems and organs related to the liver’s many functions.

In the last few years, a lot has changed in the way we treat hepatitis C. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015