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Choose exercises that you enjoy and will make a regular part of your day. Exercise can help you manage stress and increase your energy level. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Next: Eat Healthy
A bad diet for someone with hepatitis C can sometimes lead to liver problems. If your diet contains too many calories, you will gain weight. Being overweight is linked to the buildup of fat in the liver, called "fatty liver."
Next: Quit Drinking
Both hepatitis C and alcohol are known causes of liver disease. If you have hepatitis C, consuming alcohol not only increases your risk for further liver damage, but can also make your infection worse.
Next: Get Support
Living with hepatitis C can be full of difficulties and frustrations, so it's important to have a network of family and friends that you can rely on for support. Make sure, however, that the care you receive isn't a one-way street. Open and honest communication can help ensure that your needs, and those of your loved one's, are met.
Next: Manage Pain
If you're dealing with pain, relaxation exercises may be the last thing you want to do. But with so many benefits associated with relaxation exercises -- including less pain -- it's worth a shot. Try to find a relaxing activity that is fun for you, such as, yoga, walking, or meditation.
Next: Start Moving!
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