By Terry Kovarik
Healthcare professionals in Wisconsin and nationwide are being urged to recommend Hepatitis C testing for their patients. Hepatitis-C, which is a liver disease, is being diagnosed more frequently among baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965. Without testing, many people in that age group may not know they have it. Sue Powers, Interim Manager-Health Officer with the Door County Public Health Department, says some boomers need to make Hep-C screening a priority.
Powers says Hepatitis-C’s symptom include fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Those can mimic other disorders. So health care professionals urge boomers to get tested to put their minds at ease.