Although blood donations in the United States and Canada are screened for Hepatitis C, over three million North Americans are infected with the disease - and many are unaware of their condition.
Hepatitis C damages the liver. As the damage progresses, the whole body may be affected by fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, and other symptoms. Severe cases may lead to cirrhosis, internal bleeding, personality change, liver cancer, or even complete liver failure.
This revised and updated edition of Living With Hepatitis C explains what hepatitis C is and how it can be prevented and treated. It discusses the medical aspects of the disease and the practical concerns of living with it.