Can Patients with Hepatitis C Have Hair Transplant Done?
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C disease is a disease caused by infection as a result of the virus called hepatitis C settling in the liver. It is a type of virus that spreads through fluids in the body and blood. Until 1989, it was a virus that was not included in the medical literature.
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E viruses are each separate viruses. However, Hepatitis B and C are virus types that cause serious diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis if timely treatment is not applied due to its effect on the liver. Hepatitis C is seen in 3 out of 1ooo people in Turkey. According to World Health Organization reports, there are 3.2 million children and adolescents with chronic hepatitis C infection in the world. Approximately 1 million of the world’s population dies every year due to Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Symptoms
Hepatitis C, just like Hepatitis B, is a type of disease that spreads silently and its symptoms take a long time to appear. It enters the incubation period in a period of 2 weeks to 6 months. The disease shows symptoms according to the period in which it is found.
In other words, it shows different symptoms in the initial stage and different symptoms after affecting the liver. It is very unlikely that people with hepatitis C infection will have jaundice symptoms. The first symptoms of the disease show the symptoms of a normal disease. Some of these include.
Loss of appetite
Pain in the joints
Darkening of urine color
It’s a high fever.
Symptoms seen after hitting the liver and triggering cirrhosis
Bleeding of the skin and gums
Edema formation in the legs
It manifests itself as impairment in the function of the liver.
How Hepatitis C is transmitted
Hepatitis C infection is contagious. It can be transmitted from person to person in various ways. Contrary to popular belief, this virus is not transmitted through social contact such as hugging and shaking hands.
Medical materials used during medical treatments
Use of syringes in intravenous procedures
Contact from mother to newborn baby
Unscreened blood and blood products
Drug use by injection
It is transmitted through sexual intercourse.
Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Treatment Methods
To detect hepatitis C infection, patients are screened for hepatitis C, and the HCV rate in the blood is checked. Methods such as ultrasound can also be used. Hepatitis C is a type of virus that can be
diagnosed very late. Because it does not show clear and clear signs of jaundice as a symptom like Hepatitis B. The remaining symptoms take a long time to be recognised. While 30% of patients diagnosed with hepatitis C show improvement, the remaining part continues to live this disease chronically. In 1/3 of them, it affects the liver after a while and causes cirrhosis.
Hepatitis C is a type of infection with treatment. Early diagnosis increases the likelihood of recovery. However, it is a type of infection that is diagnosed late. This is due to the fact that its symptoms are symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, which are encountered even in a mild flu. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C yet. The treatment plan is planned by the physician according to the patient’s current condition and the condition of the disease. With the drug treatment for hepatitis C, the HCV virus in the blood is neutralised by 100%. Patients can recover completely according to the progress of the treatment.
Can Hepatitis C Patients Have Hair Transplant?
One of the frequently wondered questions of people who have hepatitis C and experience hair loss due to genetic or external factors is Can Hepatitis C Patients Have Hair Transplant? Question. During the hair transplant operation, bleeding occurs in the donor area during the canal opening process. One of the transmission routes of hepatitis C is through blood. Therefore, whether this procedure can be performed depends on the preferred clinic. Any clinic with the necessary procedures and competence (disposable materials, sterilised operating theatre, professional hair transplant team) can perform hair transplant operation for Hepatitis C patients.
As Hair Center of Turkey, we have successfully completed the operations of more than 8 thousand patients with our expert doctor and professional hair transplant team. Unlike other clinics in our Hair Center of Turkey Istanbul hair transplant clinic, we perform hair transplant operations with sterilised conditions and materials for our patients with Hepatitis C infection. You can contact our team for more information on the subject.
Eren Demir was born in Izmir in 1989. In 2014, he graduated from Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his doctorate and medical speciality training in the field of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation at Health Sciences University Haseki Training and Research Hospital. During the autumn and spring semesters of 2020-2021, he gave trainings on Basic Anaesthesia and Clinical Anaesthesia to many students as an academician at Gedik University. Specialist Doctor Eren Demir has many articles published in international refereed journals in his field. He is a member of the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. Eren Demir, who worked as a specialist doctor in various hospitals, worked as the responsible physician of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic in Avcılar Murat Kölük State Hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health for many years. Eren Demir, who has been working in the fields of hair transplantation and aesthetics for many years, continues his valuable work as a Specialist Doctor at Hair Center of Turkey Hair Transplant Clinic.