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How should my diet change if I have hepatitis C?

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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.

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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