Signs It's Time to Treat Your Hep C

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Raymond Rubin, MD

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In the past, treatments for hepatitis C were often intolerable due to side effects. Today, we have new, much easier treatments that can actually cure the disease. Piedmont Healthcare Hepatologist Raymond Rubin, MD, explains why now is the time to get treated.



If you contract the hepatitis C infection and your immune system doesn’t clear it out on its own, the virus can set up shop and develop into a chronic disease. This happens about 50 to 70% of the time. If you don’t receive medication to treat the disease, it’s possible that it can do severe damage to your liver and sometimes other organs.

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