Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CDC now recommends

As of August 2012, the CDC now recommends one-time hepatitis C testing for all baby boomers—the generation born between 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C (HCV) is prevalent among this demographic, yet the majority of those are unaware of their infection. A single hepatitis C test can diagnose this virus and enable treatment to take place.

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers: At a Glance

  • Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne illness in the U.S., affecting an estimated 2.7 million to 3.9 million people.
  • The baby boomer generation represents approximately 75% of HCV cases in the U.S.
  • One in 30 baby boomers is positive for hepatitis C.

How Hepatitis C is Transmitted

Hepatitis C is contracted through infected blood. It’s not clear why baby boomers are disproportionately affected by this virus, but it’s estimated that many acquired HCV during the 1970s or 1980s when hepatitis C was most common. Hepatitis C can go undiagnosed for decades making it difficult to pinpoint when or how the virus was contracted. The most common means of transmission include the following:
  • Current or past intravenous drug use or from blood transfusions. 
  • Organ transplants or blood transfusions prior to routine screening of blood supply and organ donors in 1992.
Less common means of transmission include:
  • Sharing contaminated personal items, such as razors or toothbrushes.
  • Vaginal or anal sexual intercourse, particularly sex that involves trauma, i.e. rough sex, rape or sexual abuse. (Oral transmission has not been documented.)
  • Neonatal transmission from an infected mother to her child.

Scary stuff. They say between 1945 and 1965, I would increase that into the 80's. It was not discovered until 1989 when they came out with a test for it. But lets look at this. We all carry some sort of bacteria or virus within us. However if you eat properly and take care of yourself those pathogens will just lay dormant and the immune system will do what it was designed to do, go after them and destroy them. However if your cells lack oxygen bacteria and viruses find a home and do their damage. FLOOD your body with oxygen and keep those viruses and bacteria in check. A cell that is strong with oxygen can not be invaded. A cell that lacks 60% oxygen becomes cancerous and will also allow a virus to multiply.
What is cancer? anaerobic, lack of oxygen.

The foods we eat, what we drink, how we live, what we breathe, and the stress that we allow into our life all contribute to lower Oxygen Levels at the Cellular Level.

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