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With Hepatitis C?

Living with Hep C

Whether you decide to get treatment or not there are a few things that everyone with Hep C should think about doing to stay healthy:

  • Get the Hepatitis A and B vaccines if you haven’t already been infected so your Hep C doesn’t get worse.
  • See your healthcare provider for regular check-ups.
  • Try to cut back on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs to prevent further damage to your liver
  • Get light or moderate exercise to keep you fit and give you energy.
  • Take a break when you need one.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat and sodium.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.
  • Avoid or reduce stress.
  • Practice safer sex.
  • Maintain friendships and social contacts.