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Hep c, effects the brain?

My husband and I both have hep c. He's had it 20 plus year's. I got it from him about 10 year's ago. It's starting to effect his brain. Is anyone else going through this? His doctor also says it my be causing him early on set dementia. Any advice?🥺

  1. Hi Barbara,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you and your husband are going through this. I commend you for coming to our community to find information, it's not always easy to ask for help.

    I definitely encourage you to speak with a doctor if you haven't already. They will be able to assess your condition and recommend treatment options. This article is an overview of treatment options for hep C -- it is curable! https://hepatitisc.net/treatment

    As far as your husband's condition, this must be especially difficult for both of you. I am sharing an article about how hep C affects the brain. https://hepatitisc.net/clinical/brain I hope this provides a bit of clarity on the situation.

    Please keep us updated on how you and your husband are doing. We're always here for support when you need it!

    Best,
    Jessica, Team Member

    1. Sorry to hear this has been happening to your husband. Some things to avoid are alcoholic drinks, extra added sugar, fried foods, added salt, white bread, rice, pasta, and red meats. Coffee helps lower abnormal liver enzymes, eat green vegetables to prevent fat buildup, turmeric to reduce liver damage, and eat garlic to improve your overall health. These are some things I do to help my overall health. I hope you are both receiving treatment for hepatitis C and I hope everything starts to improve for both of you.

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