Living With Hepatitis C For Dummies

Living With Hepatitis C For Dummies

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A comprehensive, empathetic guide for anyone suffering from this serious liver disease Approximately 4 million Americans and 170 million people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, a viral liver disease that is treatable but not curable. It accounts for more than 40 percent of U.S. liver disease deaths--about 8,000 to 10,000 people annually--and is the most common reason for liver transplantation. This compassionate guide explains how hepatitis C affects the liver and the body and provides solid advice on today's treatment options--from drugs (and their side effects) to transplants and alternative therapies--as well as tips on dealing with the emotional and financial burdens the disease brings with it. Nina L Paul, PhD (New York, NY) earned her doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology and immunology from Yale University. She has researched viruses (human immunodeficiency virus and others) and the immune system.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 17mm | 358g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764576208
  • 9780764576201
  • 1,334,183

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Beat fatigue and confusion

Get the right diagnosis, get treated, and live a good life

Need to better understand hepatitis C? This compassionate guideprovides a path for living a healthy life by addressing thephysical, emotional, and financial demands that accompany thedisease. Find out how hepatitis C affects the liver and the rest ofthe body, and check out the best medical treatment optionsavailable, along with complimentary and alternative approaches.

Discover how to:

Spot symptoms and warning signsHelp kids deal with the diseaseStay positive and connected with othersKeep your loved ones safeFind the support you need
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Table of contents

Foreword.Introduction.Part I: Understanding and Exposing Hepatitis C.Chapter 1: Conquering Hepatitis C.Chapter 2: Talking about Transmission.Chapter 3: Let's Get Ready to Rumble: Hepatitis C versus Your Immune System.Chapter 4: Infecting the Liver: Symptoms and Progression of the Disease.Part II: Diagnosing and Treating the Disease.Chapter 5: Building Your Medical Support Team.Chapter 6: Testing for the Hepatitis C Virus.Chapter 7: Testing the Liver.Chapter 8: Prescribing Medical Treatment.Chapter 9: Getting a New Liver.Chapter 10: Looking at Types of Treatment: Western, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine.Part III: Living a Good Life with Hep C.Chapter 11: Eating and Drinking for Health.Chapter 12: Avoiding Harmful Substances.Chapter 13: Moving and Grooving to Reduce Stress and Feel Better.Chapter 14: Surrounding Yourself with Support.Chapter 15: Working through Relationships and Telling Others.Chapter 16: Facing Financial and Workplace Challenges.Part IV: Considering Different Groups with Hepatitis C.Chapter 17: Helping Kids with Hepatitis C.Chapter 18: Special Groups with Hepatitis C.Chapter 19: For Family and Friends.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Vacationing with Hepatitis C.Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Sleeping Well with Hepatitis C.Chapter 22: Ten-Plus Web Sites and Resources for Hep C.Index.
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About Nina L. Paul

Nina L. Paul, PhD, earned a doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology and immunology from Yale and has done research on viruses and the immune system.
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