It is important to note that if this disease goes untreated you can suffer serious health issues and even death. Serious health issues include damage to your liver, heart, nerves, joints, eyes, blood vessels and other internal organs.
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Reviewed December 8, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith