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How do you manage symptoms of hepatitis C?

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Eat a balanced diet. No matter how advanced your cirrhosis, a well-balanced, nutritious diet is one of the best ways to stay healthy. If you have fluid buildup, your doctor may tell you to cut back on salt. Avoid alcohol and certain medications, supplements, and herbs. Ask your doctor what's safe for you.

From: When Hepatitis C Worsens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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