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How can I stay healthy if I have hepatitis C?

Staying healthy if you have hepatitis C is very important in order to reduce risks associated with this disease. Following are tips to help you stay healthy and prevent further damage to your liver:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid herbal treatments.
  • Avoid medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for example, ibuprofen and naproxen).
  • Get the hepatitis A and B vaccines to protect your liver against other hepatitis-causing viruses.
  • Maintain a healthy weight by following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise to help prevent fatty liver disease. 

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