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Are there ways to treat fatigue from hepatitis C?

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If your hepatitis C makes you feel tired, you've got ways to fight back. Try these tips to keep fatigue from putting the brakes on the activities you love:

  • Pace yourself
  • Don't drink
  • Eat smaller meals, more often
  • Exercise
  • Manage stress
  • Get enough rest

SOURCES:

Cotler, S. May 2000. Journal of Viral Hepatitis,

Dwight, M. November 2000. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,

Hauser, P. , March 2004. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

McDonald, J. November 2002. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,

Obhrai, J. May/June 2001. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology,

Poynard, T. July 2002. Journal of Viral Hepatitis,

Sarkar, S. November 2012. Journal of Hepatology,

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Interferon and Ribavirin Treatment Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Cotler, S. May 2000. Journal of Viral Hepatitis,

Dwight, M. November 2000. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,

Hauser, P. , March 2004. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

McDonald, J. November 2002. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,

Obhrai, J. May/June 2001. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology,

Poynard, T. July 2002. Journal of Viral Hepatitis,

Sarkar, S. November 2012. Journal of Hepatology,

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Interferon and Ribavirin Treatment Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 22, 2018

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