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How can being active help with hepatitis C?

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Exercise can make you feel stronger. It can also help with the depression that some hepatitis medications can cause.

Of course, a trip to the gym may feel like the last thing you want to do. One of the main symptoms of hepatitis C is fatigue. When you’re tired, it might seem like a workout would only drain you more. But it actually helps you get more energy.

The CDC suggests you get 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week. If that's too much for you, start with 10 minutes and work your way up. Check in with your doctor about a workout plan before you start it to make sure it’s safe for you.

From: Hepatitis C: Diet and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "










Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."



 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "










Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."



 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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