Does Hep C affect teeth?
Dental Complications People with hepatitis C are prone to tooth decay, suffer loss of self-esteem due to poor oral aesthetics and have difficulty with diet due to poor oral health, all leading to a compromised quality of life..
How long does Hep C take to damage liver?
On average it takes about twenty years for significant liver scarring to develop. The symptoms experienced and the damage done to the liver vary dramatically from person to person. Some people will have few, if any, symptoms for many years.
Can you live a long life with Hep C?
The CDC estimates that more than half of people with an HCV infection will develop chronic hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis C is long term and can lead to permanent cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Does Hep C always lead to cirrhosis?
The hepatitis C virus slowly damages the liver over many years, often progressing from inflammation to permanent, irreversible scarring (cirrhosis). Often, people have no signs or symptoms of liver disease or have only mild symptoms for years or even decades until they develop cirrhosis.
How long do you live after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?
The life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis is 6 months to 2 years depending on complications of cirrhosis, and if no donor is available for liver transplantation The life expectancy for people with cirrhosis and acholic hepatitis can be as high as 50%.
Can you tell how long you have had Hep C?
We don’t have a test that can tell how long a person has been infected with hepatitis C. Do I have liver damage? Hepatitis C can cause damage to the liver. This happens slowly, over 20 to 40 years.