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Looking After Yourself

  • Think positive. In most cases HCV is thought to be a very slow progressing disease. Only a very small proportion of people will go on to have serious liver problems. A number of people who have HCV find counselling or attending support groups helpful.
  • Eat a well balanced diet. There is no need to avoid certain foods or to take any extra supplements.
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight. Discuss this with your doctor.
  • Do not take any iron tablets unless requested to do so by your doctor.
  • Always tell your doctor if you are taking or considering taking any alternative or homeopathic medication.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Attend your doctor appointments.
  • Ask your doctor about getting vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B.