nausea, trouble sleeping, fatigue, anxiety, and hair loss.
5. It’s Best To Track Your Symptoms
Even though you’re being treated, hepatitis C can still cause health complications. Apart from liver damage, the virus can affect your lungs, eyes, and heart.
Doctors recommend tracking your symptoms so you can let them know if anything has changed. With so many things going on, it makes sense to write down lists that separate your current hepatitis symptoms and the side effects of the medications so it’s easy to see what might be new.
6. You’ll Need To Be Vaccinated
While there’s no vaccine for hepatitis C, there are vaccines for the A and B forms of the virus. Hepatitis A and B have different symptoms but they still affect the liver.
To make sure that your liver is not under too much stress, doctors recommend that you get vaccinated as soon as they say it’s appropriate. It’s best to work with your doctor to determine which schedule is best.
7. You Should Make A Long-Term Plan
Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of people who do not respond to the treatments for hepatitis C. Your doctor will definitely try every option that’s available but it’s good to be prepared.
If you’ll be dealing with the virus for a lifetime, you can expect to have regular doctor visits to monitor your liver and general health. In some cases, people need to have a liver transplant.
In many cases, Hepatitis C is easily treated and you won’t have to worry about any long-term complications. To be on the safe side, however, your doctor might still schedule regular visits to check on your liver. It’s also a good idea to make a note of any new symptoms or health changes. Maintaining good health overall by eating well and exercising will be helpful.