Hep C Stories

Taking care of your health

How can you take care of your health if you have hepatitis C? Get connected to a doctor or nurse and have your liver checked regularly. Talk to a nurse, doctor or community worker about your hepatitis C treatment options.

Take care of your health as much as you can. Try to:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat as well as you can.
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling.
  • Get some exercise, like walking or swimming.

There are things you can do to take care of your liver, for example:

  • If you drink alcohol, try to drink less or stop drinking.
  • If you smoke cigarettes, try to smoke less or stop smoking.
  • If you take pain medications, ask your doctor which ones are safe for the liver.

Trying to cut back or quit drinking alcohol or smoking can be hard. You may want to ask your doctor or nurse how you can get support if you are trying to make these changes.