Greg Jefferys Hepatitis C blog deals with all the issues associated with hepatitis C
Every day someone asks me what needs to be done to restore the liver’s health after clearing Hepatitis C. What they are really asking is how to remove liver fibrosis or liver cirrhosis
One piece of information that everyone who has, or has had, Hepatitis C should know is that the liver damage caused by a chronic Hepatitis C infection is reversible. But first, let me explain what liver cirrhosis is.
Chronic hepatitis C damages the liver over the years of infection, often progressing from inflammation to scarring of the liver tissue. This scar tissue is called Liver Fibrosis. The level, or amount, of liver scar tissue is called Fibrosis and is measured on a scale from F0 to F4. Everyone adult human on Earth has some degree of liver fibrosis but in a healthy liver, the fibrosis level is low and called F0 or F1.
If a person has a very damaged liver it is called F4 and an F4 fibrosis level means that the liver has cirrhosis. The more scar tissue a liver has the less it is able to function. If the Fibrosis level gets too high the liver’s function fails and the person dies.
Liver failure can happen quite quickly. The liver can be damaged by many things, including excessive alcohol or drug use but in this case we are just focused on liver damage caused by Hepatitis C. Some doctors will tell a patient that they have “End-stage Hepatitis C”, which is a way of saying that the liver has been severely damaged by the hepatitis C virus and is nearing the point where the liver will cease to function, which is fatal. This is always associated with liver cirrhosis and is usually expressed as F4.
Until recently the general medical opinion was that liver cirrhosis caused by Hepatitis C was irreversible. This has proved to be untrue. Once the Hep C virus is removed liver cirrhosis will heal and the life expectancy of the patient will increase significantly.
In the 8 years I have been dealing with people with Hepatitis C I have come across hundreds of people who had liver cirrhosis that healed completely once the Hep C was cured. I also had liver cirrhosis when I began my Hep C treatment, so I am talking from first-hand experience.
Below is an email I received a week ago from a woman who went through the experience of being told her liver cirrhosis was irreversible only to see it reversed once her Hepatitis C infection was cured.
Sent: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 11:16 PM
Subject: Thank You! My Cirrhosis is Gone!
You helped me with generic Hep C medication back about 4 years ago. Back then I’d been diagnosed with stage 4 cirrhosis caused by Hep C and told that my liver would never heal.
I just got the news yesterday, after my latest elastography, that I don’t have cirrhosis anymore! ( I’m over 65, now, so I finally have some health insurance – Medicare- and could get proper testing done). Although there’s still some scarring on my liver, according to my doctor, my life expectancy almost tripled!
I might live to be an old woman. Thank you so much for saving my life. That crushing sadness and anger, of feeling cheated out of years of life, is finally starting to lift.
I’d been told back in 2017 that if I couldn’t come up with $250,000 for the medication, I’d die. Of course it was Impossible! Even when I worked 60 hours a week, ( as an in-home health care provider), I could barely get by. There was no way I could raise that money.
I’m one of the lucky ones. I had access to the internet and was a voracious researcher and found out about generic treatment. There are so many others who are suffering and dying, needlessly…My heart breaks.
I hope you are doing well. Good luck in all you are doing.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 06:04:30 PM EDT, greg jefferys <email@example.com> wrote:
Lovely to hear from you again.
Great news about your liver cirrhosis. I also had liver cirrhosis back in 2015 but now completely healed.
Though it is still astounding how many doctors tell people with Hep C that their cirrhosis will never heal.
Well done you for turning everything around.
There is one significant factor that reduces the chances of the Liver Cirrhosis healing once the Hepatitis C virus is removed from the body.
That factor is body weight.
Recent research shows that the single biggest factor affecting the liver healing itself is if a person is overweight or not.
The more overweight a person is after Hepatitis C treatment the less chance there is that there liver will heal and return to a normal functioning healthy liver.
So once Hep C treatment is completed the most important thing you can do is to have a healthy diet and a good lifestyle. Exercise and diet will help you get your body to its optimum weight and give your liver the best chance of healing.
Liver Cirrhosis Heals while waiting in the queue for a liver transplant https://www.generichepatitiscdrugs.com/liver-cirrhosis-fibrosis-hepatitis-c-good-news/
From F4 Liver Cirrhosis to F1: Greg’s own story: https://www.generichepatitiscdrugs.com/hep-c-and-cirrhosis/
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