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Hepatitis C: Tackling the Stigma

If you have hepatitis C and you didn’t contract it from a blood transfusion, then people tend to think you’re a junkie. And in some cases, they might be right. But not in every case. People with hepatitis C continue to face a strong stigma. But everyone with the virus has their own story of […]

Your Hepatitis C Exercise Plan

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Exercise is important when you have hepatitis C. It can help you shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight. That matters, because being overweight can lead to deposits in your liver, called fatty liver. Over time, having hepatitis C and fatty liver can cause a serious condition called cirrhosis. Fatty liver can also make treatments […]

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Coping With Hepatitis C Fatigue

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Fatigue is the most common symptom of hepatitis C. It can also be the most devastating. Some people experience only minor fatigue. But for others, it can be severe and affect every part of their life. There are several steps you can take to regain some energy and feel less tired. Avoiding Fatigue Triggers Part […]

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Meal Planning for Hepatitis C

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If you’re undergoing treatment for hepatitis C, you’re probably experiencing your fair share of side effects. These may include nausea, fever and chills, and changes in bathroom habits. But you can minimize many treatment side effects and improve your quality of life. How? By rethinking how you eat. Take a look at these meal-planning tips […]

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Hepatitis C: Preventing the Spread

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The spread of HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection can be prevented. HCV is passed through blood. If you’re infected with HCV, avoid letting other people come in contact with your blood. With a little extra care you can keep the people around you safe. Dispose of Needles Safely If you use needles for any reason, […]

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Hepatitis C: Just Following Medical Protocol

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I started working as a licensed practical nurse in the mid-70s. This was before anyone knew what AIDS was, and it was well before hepatitis C even had a name. Working as a nurse, I had to be vaccinated against hepatitis B; that was a requirement for starting the job. But once I’d received the […]

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Hepatitis C: Transmission of the Virus

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How Hepatitis C Is Spread Nowadays when people think about hepatitis C, their minds probably go straight to thinking it’s spread through intravenous drug use. But the virus can spread through any form of blood-to-blood contact. While sharing needles is one way you would have that contact, it’s certainly not the only way—especially when you […]

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12 Ways to Prepare for Hepatitis C Treatment

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Not every person infected with hepatitis C requires treatment. As many as one-fourth of infected people will clear the virus from their systems without it. For those whose immune systems need a helping hand, doctors typically recommend a treatment regimen lasting several months with two or three medications. This therapy can have serious side effects, […]

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What to Eat With Hepatitis C

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Eating right isn’t always a picnic, but if you’ve been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, you’ll want to make sure your diet is as healthy as possible. Your liver processes what you consume and helps convert it into energy and nutrients your body can use. It also removes toxins from your blood. Eating a healthy […]

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Hepatitis C: Protecting Your Liver

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Taking good care of yourself is the best way to prevent health problems related to hepatitis C. Give your liver a fighting chance by avoiding things that can make liver damage worse. And help your body defend against HCV infection by staying healthy. Watching Medications and Supplements Some medications and herbal supplements can harm your […]

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