Hepatitis C Survivor  

​Life With Hepatitis C

The Ideal Diet For A Hepatitis C Patient

Written By:  Teri Gottlieb

Currently there is medical treatment available for those who have Hepatitis C that can cure the disease.  However, there are many people who either cannot tolerate the current treatment medications or who have tried treatment and were unable to clear the virus. There are also people who have chosen not to treat and those who don't need to treat.  In any of these cases, diet is an important part to keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

Alcohol and Drug Use With Hepatitis C

Written By:  Teri Gottlieb

The Use of Alcohol in Hepatitis C Patients

No. That is the best word to use when it comes to this subject. No says it all. Drinking when you have Hepatitis C is like pouring gasoline on a raging fire. Basically not a good idea. Alcohol makes the virus run rampant and speeds up the process of cirrhosis. 

Alternative Medicine.  Milk Thistle and Other Things That Will Squander Your Money.

Written By:  Teri Gottlieb

Buyer Beware!  

There are several snake oil salesmen out there who are claiming to have cured their own Hepatitis C with herbs, supplements and parking lot gravel. Okay, maybe not the parking lot gravel but it might as well be. What you need to remember is that there are two different types of Hepatitis C. Acute and Chronic. The acute infection will go away on its own within 6 months of infection. The chronic infection is the one that lasts.

The Dragon In Our Head

Written By:  Teri Gottlieb

You would think that once you've treated for Hepatitis C and cleared the virus, achieved SVR and considered cured that you'd be done with it right? Makes sense. It would be nice but unfortunately, most of the time, it doesn't happen that way. For most of us, an unrealistic fear remains. That fear that "it's back". Be it an ache or a pain, a bout of fatigue or a case of the flu, our first thought is that our Hepatitis C is back.

You Are Not Your Disease

Written By:  Teri Gottlieb

Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis C knows the terror that comes with that information.That feeling of dread and impending doom takes over your normal thought process. The immediate confrontation with  your own mortality is always a frightening experience. All too often, this diagnosis begins to consume you. If you let it, your Hep C can take over your life. I think we've all seen it happen. It may have even happened to one of you.