Some people seek out
complementary medicines or alternative ways to treat
hepatitis C. At this time, no complementary or
alternative medicines have been proved to reduce symptoms or cure hepatitis C.
In fact, some herbal therapies (such as
kava) may actually damage the liver.15
Rigorous studies of the herb
milk thistle show that it does not protect the liver from
damage.16, 17 Talk to your doctor if you are thinking about trying milk thistle
or any other complementary therapy to treat hepatitis C.
Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can lead to serious complications.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 15, 2013
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