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Living with Hepatitis C for Dummies . (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.

Synopsis:

Beat fatigue and confusion

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

Need to better understand hepatitis C? This compassionate guide provides a path for living a healthy life by addressing the physical, emotional, and financial demands that accompany the disease. Find out how hepatitis C affects the liver and the rest of the body, and check out the best medical treatment options available, along with complimentary and alternative approaches.

Discover how to:

  • Spot symptoms and warning signs
  • Help kids deal with the disease
  • Stay positive and connected with others
  • Keep your loved ones safe
  • Find the support you need

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764576201
Foreword:
Pollichino, Gina
Publisher:
For Dummies
Foreword by:
Pollichino, Gina
Foreword:
Pollichino, Gina
Author:
Pollichino, Gina
Author:
Nina L. Paul, PhD
Author:
Paul, Nina L.
Author:
Pollichino, Gina, RN
Author:
Gina Pollichino, RN
Author:
Paul, Nina L., PhD
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Diseases - Abdominal
Subject:
Hepatitis C
Subject:
Consumer Health Special Topics
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Stomach Bowels and Bladder
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.18x6.18x.69 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Beat fatigue and confusion

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

Need to better understand hepatitis C? This compassionate guide provides a path for living a healthy life by addressing the physical, emotional, and financial demands that accompany the disease. Find out how hepatitis C affects the liver and the rest of the body, and check out the best medical treatment options available, along with complimentary and alternative approaches.

Discover how to:

  • Spot symptoms and warning signs
  • Help kids deal with the disease
  • Stay positive and connected with others
  • Keep your loved ones safe
  • Find the support you need

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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