Hepatitis C increases by tattoos

Experts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States (CDC) , found that tattoos made by "amateur" people increases the risk of suffering hepatitis C . On the contrary, the studies showed that tattooing in the hands of a professional reduces the risk.


People who got tattooed with non-professionals faced a risk of hepatitis C between two and four times greater than the average.


The hepatitis C it is contagious through contact with blood infected and is an important health problem, since between 75% and 85% of infected people develop chronic infection, which causes serious diseases such as cirrhosis Y Cancer of liver


In the next video, the Dr. Enrique Wolpert mentions how you can identify the hepatitis C :

Tattoos and piercings can not only transmit hepatitis C ; if they are not performed in sterile conditions, they are sources of infection of other diseases such as HIV


If you think about getting a tattoo it is best to go with a certified professional and verify the hygienic conditions of the place. Do not put yourself at risk!


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