What Things Affect How Chronic Hepatitis C Progresses?

How the disease progresses differs from person to person. You may have control over some factors that affect progression, but others may be out of your control. Things that can affect how fast chronic hepatitis C progresses in different people include:

  • Sex (male or female)
  • Age at time of infection
  • Weight
  • Having a weak immune system
  • Alcohol use
  • Race or ethnicity

Talk with your health care provider about factors that you think may affect your progression.

How your disease progresses can be unpredictable. That is because your body is not the same as anyone else's body; you are unique.

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