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Hepatitis C

What is the Long Term Prognosis?

The future looks promising for those with Hepatitis C. Fortunately, scientific advances and intense research and development have led to the development of many new oral antiviral drugs. In addition, research shows that combining specific supplements such as milk thistle shows promise in treatment of Hepatitis C.

The odds of living well with Hepatitis C rather than dying from Hepatitis C are very good. By maintaining a positive attitude, working closely with one’s physician after diagnosis, getting support from as many areas as possible (family, friends and support groups), and making positive lifestyle changes, Hepatitis C doesn’t have to be the death sentence it was once believed to be.

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U.S. National Library of Medicine NIH National Institutes of Health “Acute liver failure caused by 'fat burners' and dietary supplements: a case report and literature review” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21499580. Retrieved May 20, 2011

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