Category Archives: Life with HepC

Various articles on life with Hepatitis C

You Are Not Your Disease

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnyone who has ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis C knows the terror that comes with that information.That feeling of dread and impending doom takes over your normal thought process.The immediate confrontation with your own mortality is always a frightening experience. All too often, this diagnosis begins to consume you. If you let it, your Hep C can take over your life. I think we’ve all seen it happen. It may have even happened to one of you.

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Supplements

supplements_smBuyer Beware!

There are several snake oil salesmen out there who are claiming to have cured their own Hepatitis C with herbs, supplements and parking lot gravel. Okay, maybe not the parking lot gravel but it might as well be. What you need to remember is that there are two different types of Hepatitis C. Acute and Chronic. The acute infection will go away on it’s own within 6 months of infection. The chronic infection is the one that lasts.

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Diet

diet_smCurrently there is medical treatment available for those who have hepatitis c that can cure the disease. However, there are many people who either cannot tolerate the current treatment or who have tried treatment and were unable to clear the virus. There are also people who have chosen not to treat and don’t need to treat. In any of these cases, diet is an important part to keeping your immune system strong and healthy. A diet for a person with Hepatitis C is not that much different from a diet that is recommended for anyone who wants to stay fit. While anyone is smart to follow a healthy diet, a person with HCV has more reason to do so. By eating healthy, you can strengthen your immune system and help prevent the progression of the damage being done to your liver by the hepatitis c virus.

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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Does Any of This Sound Familiar?

fibromyalgia_smCurrently, Fibromyalgia is not well understood in the medical community. Some doctors believe in this diagnosis and are willing to treat patients who have it, while others refused to acknowledge it’s presence. To give you an example, my GP told me that he did not believe in the Fibromyalgia diagnosis but if he did, I had classic symptoms. He then refused to treat me for it even though I had “classic” symptoms. It is known, that certain people are more prone to developing Fibromyalgia than others. Fibromyalgia is brought on by a major stress in ones life.

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