Just One More Question About Hepatitis C!
In this exclusive series, a top hep C doc tackles your biggest questions. Don’t miss her surprising answers.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral’s “Just One More Question!” video series is here to help! We’re asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on hepatitis C, we asked rheumatologist Lanla Conteh, M.D., clinical associate professor of hepatology and gastroenterology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus, OH, to explain what hepatitis C is, how you get it, and how to treat it so you can minimize long-term effects and live your best life. Here's what she told us.
What Is Hepatitis C?
If you have hepatitis C, your liver is at risk.
What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?
It's tricky because hep C doesn't often present symptoms at all.
What Treatments Are Available for Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is curable if you know you have it.
How Does Having Hepatitis C Affect People Emotionally?
A hep C diagnosis can take a toll, but learning about effective treatment can go a long way in calming fears.
Can I Spread Hepatitis C in Public, Like at a Restroom or by Getting a Tattoo?
Repeat after us: Hep C is transmitted through blood.
What Misconceptions Do People Have About Hepatitis C?
Hep C is very treatable, but not everyone knows that. There's still a stigma surrounding this virus.