Tattoos and Hepatitis C: What Are the Risks? #hepatitis #c, #tattoo, #tips

Posted On Sep 21 2017 by

# Tattoos and Hepatitis C: What Are the Risks? Unsterile tattooing can transmit the bloodborne hepatitis C virus (HCV), and though it is unclear exactly what percent of people with the virus got it through tattooing, a study last year found that people with hep C were almost four times more likely to report having a tattoo, even when other major risk factors were taken into account. What do you need to know to avoid giving or getting hep C during tattooing? We researched six common questions on the topic and found what might be some surprising results. How can …


American Liver Foundation #liver, #liver #cancer, #liver #disease, #cirrhosis, #hepatitis, #hepatitis #c, #hepatitis #b, #hepatits

Posted On Aug 31 2017 by

# Cirrhosis Cirrhosis refers to the replacement of normal liver tissue with non-living scar tissue. It is always related to other liver diseases. Why is the liver important? The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located under your rib cage on the right side. It weighs about three pounds and is shaped like a football that is flat on one side. The liver performs many jobs in your body. It processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. The liver also removes harmful substances from your blood. What is …