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Feel tired and sick, go to the doctor to know what hit you?

After the tests, the doctor tells you that you are infected with the hepatitis C virus and your life turns upside down.

Life with C virus may not be easy, but there are ways to help you deal with C virus so you can live a happy and productive life.

Prevent complications of hepatitis C virus

Liver damage is a major concern for people with hepatitis C virus, because hepatitis C can cause inflammation or swelling of the liver, and this inflammation may eventually lead to liver damage known as cirrhosis.

Liver cirrhosis is a disease in which scars are replaced instead of healthy liver tissue, which affects liver function.

Here are some things you can do to keep your liver healthy:

  • Do not drink alcohol and avoid using drugs.

  • Access and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Exercise most days.

  • Follow a low-fat diet, eat rich fiber full of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, reduce trans fat and saturated fat.

  • Avoid eating raw oysters, including oysters, crayfish, shrimps, and mussels.

  • Talk to your doctor before taking vitamins or other supplements.

Healthy weight and Hepatitis C virus

You may think that your weight has nothing to do with the health of your liver, but increasing your weight leads to fat accumulation in the liver, which is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

If you have a C virus, you may increase your risk of cirrhosis. We also show that some medications used to treat C virus may be ineffective if you are overweight.

If you are overweight, follow a healthy eating plan and exercise regularly.

This may help you lose weight.

The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults do some moderate physical activity for 30 minutes at least five days a week.

Examples of this exercise include:

  • Walking sport.

  • swimming

  • cycling

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