According to everydayhealth.com, Hepatitis C is a global health issue effecting 170 million people. Hepatitis C deaths have increased steadily in the United States in recent year. It is believed that this trend has happened in part because many people don't know they have disease, a new government report says.
“More Americans now die of hepatitis C than from HIV, the AIDS-causing virus, according to 1999-2007 data reviewed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And most of those dying are middle-aged”. This is a wake up call for Americans. http://www.cincinnati.md/oh/cincinnati/con-article/661965/hepatitis%20C/hepatitis_c_now_kills_more_americans_than_hiv.htm
Hepatitis C is most commonly a blood borne type of Hepatitis. A majority of these cases are chronic, long term infections. Chronic hepatitis can result in cirrhosis liver failure, and liver cancer.
Hepatitis can cause infection through unhealthy, infected body piercing, unsanitary tattooing facilities, infected blood transfusions, or though the sharing of infected needles of IV drug users.
It's important to protect yourself if you are having a tattoo or body piercing. Look for their updated, approvedl business certification which must be publicly posted. If they are not certified or the business looks unsanitary to your eye, walk OUT.
There have been steps and procedures put into place for the protection of the blood banks and blood providers in the hospitals and clinics in the United States and Europe to avoid the infection of the blood given. . If you’re traveling in developing nations, be aware that their protection levels are not as stringent which is why the highest rates of infection can be found in Africa, The Western Pacific and the Eastern Mediterranean region. If you’re traveling to those areas, be smart, and informed of your options
Sunday 08/05/12-Exercise Diary:
stretching DVD and foam rolling- 35 minutes
Sunday 08/05/12- Eating Diary:
7 am- 4 egg whites (67 cal)
2 oz.steel cut oatmeal,+ cinnamon ( dry weight) (241 cal)
11 am- protein shake (160 cal)
2 p.m.- 5 oz Monk fish- "poor mans lobster" (150 cal)
8 oz mixed greens ( spinach, brocolli, brocolli slaw, pea pods,tomato, asparagus) (88 cal)
3 oz quinoa ( 150 cal)
1/2 tsp Uda oil- Find in refridgerator at health food stores (65 cal)
6 p.m.- 3 oz turkey breast, roasted, no skin/salt, spices (150 cal)
3 oz sweet potatoes (oven roasted in skin) (64 oz)
8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed ) asparagus, brocolli, green beans, brocolli slaw (88 cal)
8 p.m.-6 oz. shrimp (pan seared) (145 cal)
3 oz beans, lima beans (frozen then thawed) (144 cal)
8 oz greens (assorted) ( 88 cal)
1/2 tsp Uda's or flax oil ( 65 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES: 1731