What Is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a disease caused by a virus. It attacks healthy liver cells and leads to inflammation (swelling) of the liver, one of the largest and most important organs of the body.
After many years, the liver can become damaged. When this happens, it can’t do many of the important jobs that keep you healthy.
- Removing toxins (poisons) from your blood
- Helping to fight infections and to digest food
- Storing nutrients and vitamins
- Storing glucose (sugar) and letting it flow into your body when you
You can’t live without a liver.