Living with Hepatitis C: Everything You Need to Know

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Firefly Books, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 138 pages
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It is estimated that three million people in North American are infected with hepatitis C, and the numbers seem to be growing. More than 70% don't even know they are infected until they exhibit symptoms or are diagnosed during routine examinations.

This comprehensive volume is updated to include the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. Written by a team of doctors and nurses who have worked with hepatitis C patients for many years, Living with Hepatitis C provides practical, up-to-date advice for the newly diagnosed, their families and caretakers. It includes information on:

  • The basics on the types of hepatitis (A, B, C) and how they are transmitted
  • Symptoms and diagnosis of hepatitis C
  • Causes and effects of lifestyle
  • Current treatments and side effects
  • Complementary therapies
  • Liver transplantation
  • How friends and family can help
  • Myths and misconceptions

Authoritative, up-to-date, and complete with illustrations, case studies and a resources list, this accessible book is a highly readable guide to a serious disease.

About the first edition
The first issue facing the growing numbers of individual being diagnosed with hepatitis C is where to get reliable information... Professor Heathcote and her colleagues provide an accurate and authoritative assemblage of everything the patient needs to know to begin dealing with this diagnosis and its physical and emotional implications.
- Paul D. Berk, MD, FACP, FACQ Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Editor-in-Chief, Hepatology

It is an easy to read book with a minimum of technical jargon but still professional and accurate...recommended.
- AIDS Book Review Journal, University of Illinois at Chicago

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About the author (2003)

Dr. Jenny Heathcote is a gastroenterologist specializing in liver disease at Toronto Western Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Colina Yim and Quynh Thai are registered nurses working with Dr. Heathcote.

Dr. Averell Sherker is a staff hepatologist at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital.

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