Can Hepatitis C Be Passed Down To Children?
I want to ask if we have a history of hepatitis C (jaundice) if it affects the offspring. And what is the cure for jaundice. And I also often have pain in the gut
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Jaundice is a condition characterized by yellowing-looking skin, yellowing of the whites of the eyes, pale stools, and dark, sighing urine. This occurs due to the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood and can be caused by various things, including:
Sickle cell anemia Haemolytic anemia Malaria Excessive alcohol consumption Leptospirosis Hepatitis A, B and C Liver cancer Gallstones Inflammation of the pancreas
So jaundice is not the same as hepatitis C, because hepatitis C can cause jaundice, but not all jaundice is caused by hepatitis C. Hepatitis C itself is a disease caused by a virus with the same name that develops in the blood. Those who can contract the hepatitis C virus are those who have unprotected sex, medical workers who have frequent contact with blood, people who share personal items with sufferers, those who use unsterile syringes, and children conceived by mothers who are infected with hepatitis C .
So if the case is a man who contracted hepatitis C in the past but is now declared cured, then has children, the disease will not be passed down. But if the condition of the mother carrying the child is being infected, it may be passed down.
Regarding handling, it will depend on the level of damage experienced and the subtype of the virus experienced. But overall, conditions that are not so severe or that are still mild do not require special drugs other than symptom relief drugs such as fever-reducing, nausea relievers and pain relievers. But if the virus is still there, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication for you.
Meanwhile, pain in your gut can have various causes, ranging from acid reflux disease, gastritis, or related to disorders of the liver itself. So our advice is that you should consult a specialist in internal medicine or hepatology, and avoid consuming spicy, acidic, oily / fatty foods, soft and caffeinated drinks, and drink more mineral water, get adequate rest and eat on time. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa