If You Are a Hepatitis C Carrier, What Can You Do?

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Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. It transmits by contacting with infected blood. So, if you are a hepatitis C carrier, here are what you should do. Ways to take care of yourself: • avoiding alcohol • consulting with your doctor before taking prescription and over-the-counter medications • following a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains • controlling your cholesterol and blood sugar • getting at least 30 minutes of exercise per day • getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B Ways to protect others: Don’t share any materials include: • needles • razors • fingernail clippers • toothbrushes If you’re pregnant and not sure whether you carry the virus, get tested right away because you could transmit the virus to your baby. Keywords: hepatitis c carrier