As many as four million Americans suffer from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), but most don't even know they're infected. Here at last is the unprecedented book that smashes the myths about the disease as it offers authoritative, lifesaving information you won't find anywhere else. Living Healthy with Hepatitis C is your ultimate weapon against the biggest killer of all: fear. Discover new hope and help in its pages as you learn a comprehensive approach that puts you back in control of your life!
Protect yourself from acquiring HCV
Protect your loved ones from contracting it if you are infected
Benefit from the latest medical treatments, including interferon, ribavirin, and other drugs
Learn the pros and cons of alternative treatments, including herbs, supplements, and acupuncture
Use diet, lifestyle, and exercise as potent weapons against HCV
Avoid its worst consequences, including cancer and liver failure
Understand HCV, the medical treatments, lab tests, clinical trials, and much more
Take advantage of the latest breakthroughs, including a possible "magic bullet" leading to a cure
PLUS extensive resources, including books, organizations, websites, periodicals, and more
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|Title of eBook: Living Healthy with Hepatitis C|
|Release Date: 12-10-2008|
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Living Healthy with Hepatitis C
--Helen Keller, Optimism
If you are holding this book because you or someone you love has hepatitis C, you may be deeply frightened.
For a disease that didn't even have a name until ten years ago, hepatitis C has created a lot of anxiety. But the true picture of the disease is not nearly so bleak as it has been painted. There are many steps you can take to help yourself to a long, full life with hepatitis C, or even to a cure. This book is intended as your map on that journey.
The headlines may have already told you that Americans, still reeling from AIDS, are just beginning to realize that we are si-ting on an even greater viral time bomb--hepatitis C. The hepatitis C virus, or HCV, can cause serious disease of the liver. The virus enters the body through the blood and attacks the liver,
causing it to deteriorate over long periods, as long as ten to forty years. You have read that hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer; in fact, hepatitis C is already responsible for most liver transplants performed in this country. Ten thousand Americans have already died of HCV, and by 2000, more people will die of hepatitis C than will die of AIDS.
Unfortunately, the good news has gotten lost in all the terrifying articles about the "epidemic" of HCV. As opposed to the headline hyperbole, the real challenge of hepatitis C is not dying, but living--well--with the infection. Relatively few people-- 20 percent--develop life-threatening cirrhosis or liver cancer, the most-feared effects of hepatitis C. And even these can be treated. On the other hand, your chances of permanently ri...