How does hepatitis C affect daily life?

Because symptoms of hepatitis C do not present themselves early on, many people can continue to live normal lives and operate their everyday-to-day activities. Many times, the immune system can fight off the infection on its own, however, it is important to:
 
  • Stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol speeds the progression of liver disease.
  • Avoid medications that may cause liver damage. Review your medications with your doctor, including over-the-counter medications you take as well as herbal preparations and dietary supplements. 
  • Help prevent others from coming in contact with your blood. Cover any wounds you have and do not share razors or toothbrushes. Do not donate blood, body organs or semen, and advise health care workers that you have the virus. You partner should always know about your infection before you have sex, and always use condoms during intercourse.
 
 
 
living with hepatitis C
 
 

Sources
  • "Viral Hepatitis." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Oct. 2016. Web. 04 May 2017.
  • "Hepatitis C." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 26 July 2016. Web. 04 May 2017.

 

From Our Blog: This Is Your Body on Alcohol - 10 Negative Effects
Alcohol is one of the most widely celebrated and socially accepted drugs of its time. Even after being outlawed in the 1920s during Prohibition, Americans found ways to keep booze in their lives. As alcohol has become a staple of social engagements, we sometimes overlook its harmful effects. To raise awareness about the realities of alcohol consumption, here are 10 effects of alcohol on the body:
 
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