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Most Effective Ways To Overcome Hepatitis C

You are not on a death row if you have this disease.
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that affects our liver; it is caused by a virus with the same name and the symptoms in initial periods of the disease are usually unnoticeable. However, over the time symptoms like discolored urine, yellowish skin and many other symptoms may become visible in a patient. If untreated for long time, the Hepatitis C causes Cirrhosis of liver and ultimately leading to liver failure and liver cancer.

However, You are not on a death row if you have this disease; there are many Hepatitis C treatment options available. Every disease has the treatment options available and you also need to take care of many other things, to kick away this disease.
Effective Ways To Overcome Hepatitis C

Healthy Lifestyle

Focus on a healthy lifestyle is a panacea for liver disease, maintaining a healthy diet plan can work wonders for your liver. Proper nutrition will help in recovery of liver and prevent the further disease. According to American Liver Foundation, high fatty foods add stress to your liver and compromise with liver and immune system strength. A Hepatitis patient should incorporate these diet tips to maintain the liver health.

- Fried foods should be greatly avoided.
- Eat low fat eat like fish, chicken, turkey etc., and avoid red meat as it is difficult for body to breakdown.
- Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is always advised.
- Eat a lot of water daily, 8 to 12 glasses per day without chemicals and additives.

Avoid Alcoholic Drinks

It is now established fact that drinking alcohol leads to liver damage and ultimately liver failure. Liver damage caused by Alcohol can be like fatty liver (accumulation of excessive fats in liver), inflammation of liver, which is called as Alcoholic Hepatitis and also, scarring of liver called as (Cirrhosis).


Exercising plays a crucial role in overall health, in case of liver it can decrease stress on liver, increase bodily energy and decelerate the onset of certain complications. Exercising also increases need of water in the body and detoxifies the body.

Being very cautious and taking medicines in limit

It should be borne in mind that every medicine we take is processed through liver. Taking lot of medication like vitamins, supplements, antibiotics can be very fatal for your liver. Also, the medication prescribed for liver disease should be taken wisely and after due prescription form a liver specialist.

Prevent yourself from environmental pollutants and toxins

Environmental toxins are very harmful for the health of liver, avoid direct or indirect contact with all environmental toxins like smoking active or passive, insecticide sprays and other harmful gases.

Having a positive attitude towards life

It is a well-known fact nowadays, how stress can affect the proper functioning of our body. It suppresses the working of an immune system and makes a person prone to diseases and infections. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety because of Hepatitis C disease, then developing a positive attitude towards life is a precursor for treatment. Getting support from family and friends is always recommended.

Regularly visiting the doctor

Actively talking with your doctor about your hepatitis condition, improvement in health, symptoms experienced on daily basis should be discussed with the doctor on a regular visit.

Medicinal treatment for hepatitis C

Treatment options are devised by a doctor by examining the liver conditions and the progression of the disease. Latest advancements in number and type of medications have given us more options for treatment plans. This advancement has made treatment shorter in duration and more effective.

In this year 2016, The FDA approved new medicines to treat Hepatitis C condition like ZEPATIER and EPCLUSA. Now Hepatitis C treatment is becoming completely possible with the advent of new drugs, however, the maintenance of healthy lifestyle and taking precautionary measures is always required.

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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 18th January 2017.

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