Access Hepatitis C Treatment in Egypt Through La Luz Tour

Sep 20, 2017 | Medical Tourism, Travel

Medical Tourism has seen an amazing increase over the past years, with more and more patients choosing a foreign country to benefit from the medical care they need. And when the successful medical procedure is coupled with a beautiful country where they can recover from the treatment or surgery, the experience is even better.

 

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Some patients travel to get access to treatments and procedures that are not available in their home countries, while others travel to benefit from incredible price savings of up to 70%. No matter the reason, the Medical Tourism trend continues to grow, as more people gain trust in foreign medical facilities and physicians.

Egypt is one of the top medical tourism destinations. Patients coming here will find not only friendly and hospitable people, but also specialised centers fitted with the best medical equipment and top services for cardiology, orthopaedics, wellness, oncology, cosmetic surgery, chronic diseases and much more. Tourists are also drawn by the low prices offered by medical facilities in Egypt.

Egypt seems to have everything it needs for a medical tourism hub: the perfect weather, proximity to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, affordable prices for both touristic attractions and treatments, modern medical centers, physicians with international education and training and modern medical equipment.

New Treatment for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver medical condition caused by the hepatitis C virus, which can cause acute and chronic hepatitis. It can last from a few weeks to a lifelong, serious illness. Left untreated, the virus can cause the patient’s death through liver cancer and cirrhosis. Many people with Hepatitis experience no symptoms, that is why the disease is diagnosed when it has become chronic Hepatitis C. the most common symptoms are stomach pain, the yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice), dark urine, nausea, loss of appetite and fatigue.

There are more than 200 million people infected with hepatitis C all over the world. Unfortunately, Egypt is consistently among the nations with the highest incidence of people suffering from Hepatitis C. The epidemic was triggered by a national program back in the 1950s which included massive vaccinations with non-sterilized syringes.

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That is why the country has started promoting medical tourism for patients with this disease, who do not have access to treatment in their home countries, due to the long waiting lists or the high prices.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved at the beginning of this year the new Zepatier drug, made in Egypt, for the treatment of certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus in adults.

Success of Treatment

The success of the treatment depends on the type of hepatitis C virus that the patient has. The most common types are genotype 1, 2 and 3, while genotypes 4,5 and 6 are quite rare. The new drug has a success rate ranging between 95% and 100% in hepatitis C patients, more precisely, 96% for the type 1 and 97%-100% for the genotype 4. This means that patients with genotypes 1 and 4 HCV infections have another treatment option without having to use interferon anymore. Zepatier can reverse the liver damage done by the virus in five to seven years, if the patient does not develop any complications and avoids drinking alcohol, weight gain, and smoking. Unfortunately, the drug is not effective for patients who suffer liver failure and need a liver transplant.

How can patients access Hepatitis C treatment in Egypt?

Finding the right treatment for you in a foreign country can be a difficult task if you do not have any help. You will have to select from dozens of medical facilities and physicians, contacting each of them to see if they have the right treatment for you, check their credentials and accreditations, ask for former patients’ testimonials and ask about the prices, only to find out that in fact you will have to pay more than the initial price.

So why not save yourself from all this trouble, effort, time and energy ? Ask the help of a specialised company such as La Luz Tour Travel Agency? From the point you contact them, you will have no other worries, except your health. You will be contacted by one of the company’s agents who will help you get the best specialist for you, create a treatment plan according to your needs, work with your budget and take care of everything from doctors’ and hospital’s fees, meals and accommodation, to get you safely to Egypt and back home.

There are many medical facilities in Egypt which offer their international patients, complete treatment packages that include the consultation, treatment, hospitalisation or accommodation at hotel, meals, accommodation for a companion (if needed), translator (if needed), transportation from the airport to the hospital and much more. All these, so that the patient can have a stress free medical experience in Egypt.

Choosing the Right Medical Tourism Agency

After you pay your fee to La Luz Tour Travel Agency, all your care is covered: doctor’s visits (including specialists), diagnostic testing, prescriptions, etc. By choosing La Luz Tour Travel Agency as your trusted medical tourism company, you will also have the opportunity to visit Egypt’s historical landmarks, besides having access to top notch medical treatment, friendly medical staff, experienced physicians trained in the best universities and hospitals and modern medical equipment.

Contact your doctor if you believe you have been infected with Hepatitis C or you have persistent symptoms of the disease. With a simple blood test, you can find out if you have the infection. The early diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C can prevent and even limit any possible damage done to your liver. It also help ensure the infection is not passed on to others.

Do not wait any longer. #HepatitisC is now curable. All you need is one week visit to Egypt to get back your healthy life that you deserve. Contact us at info@laluztour.com or at our US office at us.office@laluztour.com. We are here to help you!

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