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Symptoms of Hepatitis C

Many people with hepatitis C have no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they do so after an average of six to seven weeks after exposure but the symptom-less period may last anywhere from two weeks to six months after exposure.

Some common symptoms at the initial stage are: jaundice, muscle aches, headaches, irritability, myalgia, arthralgia, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, fever, and other flu-like manifestations.

In the chronic form of Hepatitis C the symptoms are usually mild and sometimes people do not exhibit any symptoms at all. But many patients have fatigue, poor stamina and an inability to concentrate.

In the later stages of Hepatitis C, body resistance is affected. Albumin levels in body may decrease, which will lead to a decrease in clotting ability. Albumin is a water soluble, heat-coagulable protein. Liver becomes less able to make its usual quota of substances the body needs. Also it can cause an enlargement of the spleen, which can then cause a decrease in the platelet count.

Chemical Info:
Albumin is a blood plasma protein that is produced by the liver and makes up for about 60% of all plasma protein in the body. Albumin regulates distribution of body fluids between intravascular compartments and body tissues. It is also used by the body to transport thyroid hormones, fatty acids and drugs.

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