Some Viruses are more than just an inconvenience
• One out of every 30 baby boomers is infected with the Hepatitis C Virus
• Most people are unaware they are infected
• The consequences of untreated Hepatitis C are extremely serious
• The CDC now recommends testing for all individuals born between 1946-1964
“We stand at the precipice of a grave threat to our public health… It affects people of all walks of life, in every state, in every country. And unless we do something about it soon, it will kill more people than AIDS.*”
C. Everett Koop, MD – Former U.S. Surgeon General
It is estimated that 4.5 million American are infected with hepatitis C due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States. Hepatitis simply means ‘inflammation of the liver”, this inflammation results in injury to the liver which can be quite severe, leading to liver disease, scaring of the liver (cirrhosis), liver transplants, liver cancer and death.
Statistics show that one out of every 30 baby boomers (1946-1964) has been infected with HCV, and that the majority of them do not know it. Why does this matter to you? Because the majority of people exposed have no initial symptoms, or symptoms are subtle and can be confused with general fatigue, cold or flu symptoms.
You could be infected with the Hepatitis C Virus and not even know it.
This problem is considered so severe that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that every baby boomer gets tested!
While in most cases the immune system can disable and kills viruses, hepatitis C is brilliant at out maneuvering the immune system. HCV is a master at mutating so rapidly, the virus is extremely difficult to eliminate from the body. In 75% of the cases, HCV will become a chronic infection and unfortunately, it is common for the infection to reside in the body for years (even decades) and not be recognized and treated.
That is the problem. The longer the virus is undetected, the more damage it will cause to your liver.
Signs of damage to the liver may first be noticed when blood tests for liver function are done, but the virus can be present even if the liver enzyme tests are normal.
HCV is only transmitted through the blood. The prevalence of HCV is in large part due to the fact that routine blood screening was not done prior to 1992. Blood transfusions and organ transplants were also a source of transmission in addition to shared needle use. It is thought the the majority of infections in the U.S. occurred in the 1970s and 1980s.
Only microscopic amounts of blood are needed to pass the infection, so infection can occur as a result of:
- sharing a razor
- sharing a toothbrush
- tattooing or body piercing with non sterilized instruments
- accidental needle sticks
- sharing a needle when injecting diabetes medication or other situations.
The stigma associated with HCV most commonly is related to drug use. This is not accurate and has kept many people from getting tested. In fact, over 40% of infected individuals have no idea how they got infected with the virus.
An antibody test (Anti-HCV) costing $30- $35 can detect if you have been infected with HCV.
Traditional current therapies are based on drugs called interferon and ribavirin and associated with severe side effects; and they are costly. As indicated on his web site, Dr. Koop comments that “side effects preclude treatment in too many”.
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After being diagnosed with Hepatitis C, I took the traditional medical treatment, interferon and ribavirin for 6 months. In the first month, my viral load dropped from 5 million to zero and it looked like I would be one of the lucky 50% whose treatment was successful. However, 2 months after I stopped treatment, my viral load shot back up to 3 million. The treatment did not work for me and caused horrific side effects such as memory loss and complete hair loss. I was later introduced to Organic Defense, a natural supplement. Within 3 months after starting Organic Defense my viral load dropped 98% with no side effects! Three months later my viral load dropped even further! This news is a blessing, and for the western doctors, unexplainable. I encourage folks with viral issues to research Organic Defense. I want to thank all for their prayers, help and acts of kindness. I am very lucky to have such a loving community/family.
Cheryl Lindley, San Diego, CA
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