Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time

Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time

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Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne virus in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3.2 million Americans are chronically infected with the chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment for HCV is long, sometimes lasting a year or more with success rate currently around 50%. And the medications often cause incapacitating side effects. Two new medications introduced in 2011 are showing success rates of 75 to 80%. However these new medications are taken with existing HCV drugs and include and intensify the side effects. Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time provides the practical advice and daily inspiration you need to help you successfully make it through hepatitis C (HCV) treatment. Deciding to undergo hepatitis C treatment is one of the bravest and most important steps toward health youAsll ever make. As a former Stanford nurse in the HCV field and a patient who was treated twice for HCV, Lucinda K. Porter understands how physically and emotionally challenging treatment can be. In Hepatitis C One Step at a Time, she provides entries for each day of treatment, offering you a daily dose of relief, encouragement, and tips to help you stay on treatment. From dealing with fatigue and nausea to nosy co-workers and lab results, Porter provides everything you need to know to ease the process, including how to: Prepare for treatment, mentally, physically, and financially Manage side effects Set up a support system Keep your spirits up with daily inspiration and humor Celebrate your strength and acknowledge your milestones Find additional community and up-to-date information with an extensive resources sectionDay 49 If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money cana#39;t buy . ... WEEK 8 Day 50 Every time you give yourself an injection or take your pills, you are honoring your commitment to your health. ... This provides discounts, coupons, and financial help to nearly everyone, including assistance for buying prescription ... You can set up reminders on your cellular phone, computer, or calendar.

Title:Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time
Author:Lucinda K. Porter, RN
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2013-09-19


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