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How should you exercise to prevent fatigue from hepatitis C?

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It sounds hard when you're already tired, but moving around actually gives you energy. It boosts your mood, too. If your doctor gives you the green light, start with a 10-minute walk, and build up to 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week.

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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