Hepatitis C: Living with hepatitis C

Overview

Many people live with hepatitis C for many years without symptoms or health problems. As for anyone else, it makes good sense to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and not smoking are all important ways someone with hepatitis C can look after the health of their liver.

In addition to lifestyle changes, regular health monitoring is important, as is looking after mental health and emotional wellbeing. Many people with long-term health problems, including chronic hepatitis C, find support from family, friends and other people living with the condition important in staying well.

This information was originally adapted from Hepatitis C: Understanding a silent killer, published by the European Liver Patients Association. It was updated in 2016.