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    1. Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

      New drugs are making big improvements in the way you get treated for hepatitis C. More and more, the goal of a "cure" is now in reach. As treatments get better, nearly everyone with hep C may be able to look forward to a disease-free future. The goal of your treatment is to get rid of the hepatitis

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    2. Medications for Hepatitis C

      Big changes are under way in the treatment of hepatitis C. New medicines have fewer side effects, and they raise your odds of beating the disease. Five new drugs are quickly becoming the standard for treating hepatitis C Genotype 1: Elbasvir-grazoprevir (Zepatier) Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) Omb

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    3. What to Expect When You Have Hepatitis C

      If you’ve just found out you have hepatitis C, you have a lot of questions. If you’re like most people with this condition, you probably never knew you had it until now. You’re not alone. Hepatitis C isn’t rare in the U.S., especially among baby boomers -- people born between 1945 and 1965. People t

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    4. Treatment Choices for Hep C

      It's not often that doctors use terms like "revolutionary" and "groundbreaking" when they talk about medications. But that's exactly what they're doing -- and with much enthusiasm -- when they talk about today's treatments for hep C. "There is no question, we're amid a revolution in hepatitis C trea

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    5. Tips to Beat Hepatitis C Fatigue

      When you have hepatitis C, being tired -- really tired -- can be a fact of life. But there are ways you can boost your energy. Here, three people who have experience with fatigue from the disease share their tips. Jennifer Slepin is a registered nurse from Oakland, CA. She thinks she got hep C from

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    6. How to Be Smart About Sex With Hepatitis C

      When William Yarbrough of North Carolina learned 14 years ago that he had hep C, he told his wife as soon as he got home from the doctor's office. “My wife and I would be approaching this experience together, and since we have no secrets, the sooner I involved her, the better,” says Yarbrough, a mem

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    7. Hep C and Your Emotions: How to Get Help

      When you learn you have hepatitis C, you might feel a lot of things. Maybe you don’t want to believe it’s true. Maybe you feel depressed. Those are common reactions. But there are ways you can start to feel better, too. If you're having trouble with the news, talk with your doctor. Ask them for refe

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    8. Hep C and Supplements: Help or Hurt?

      Dietary and herbal supplements can't cure hepatitis C, but many people take them to try to ease their symptoms or get relief from the side effects of treatment. Do they work? For most of these products, scientists don’t have a firm answer. But even though powerful new drugs can cure hep C, there sti

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    9. Hepatitis C Treatments on the Horizon

      In October, the FDA approved a drug that can cure hepatitis C quicker than ever before -- and with fewer side effects. Plus, more effective drugs are on the horizon. “A number of companies are trying to develop other drugs with greater ease of administration and cost,” says Thomas D. Boyer, MD. He's

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    10. 7 Self-Care Tips to Manage Hepatitis C

      Along with taking your medicine, you can make some simple lifestyle changes to manage your hepatitis C. These tips can help you look and feel better. When it comes to diet, follow the same advice that's good for everyone: Eat well-rounded meals. "I recommend to my patients a good, healthy diet, simi

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