8 Tips for Living Well with Hepatitis C

A Liver-Friendly Lifestyle

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. If it lasts long-term—and it usually does—getting appropriate medical care helps prevent serious complications such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Beyond that, making healthy lifestyle choices helps protect your liver and boost your well-being. Read on to learn what you can do.

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