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What are the effects of Hepatitis C?

What are the effects of Hepatitis C?


About the liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body, and the one most affected by chronic hepatitis C infection.

This hard-working organ – roughly the size of a football – rests mainly in the upper abdomen, just to the right of the stomach. It serves as an important processing centre for the entire body.

As blood passes through it, many toxins like ammonia and alcohol are filtered out so they can’t damage the body or damage it less than if a larger amount of toxin went into full blood circulation. The liver also manufactures important substances such as bile so food can be digested and absorbed. Last but not least, it stores beneficial substances like vitamins and glucose for later use.