Itching Symptoms Chronic Hepatitis C

Itching Symptoms Chronic Hepatitis C

http://www.HepatitisForum.Net – Why am I so itchy? Chronic itching from Hepatitis C and it is sucks.

Itching is a common symptom experienced by people with hepatitis. In small surveys, anywhere from 20-50% of people with chronic hepatitis reported itching as a symptom of their disease. The medical term for itching is pruritus, and there are many different causes for this symptom. For some, this symptom is a minor annoyance. However, those with intense itching can experience nervousness, anxiety, irritability, and sleeplessness that disrupt their normal daily activities.

There are a number of reason why people with chronic hepatitis experiencing itching. One such cause is the buildup of bile acids. When bile acids are abnormally high, they are deposited in the skin and often cause intense itching. This form of itching is usually generalized, meaning you itch all over rather than in just one or two areas. As a rule of thumb, the higher the bile acid level the more intense the itching sensation.
There are also a number of hepatitis-related skin and systemic diseases that can cause itching.

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