Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dealing with Painful Hepatitis C Symptoms

Whenever a person is dealing with hepatitis c symptoms one has to be careful ingesting anything like a pain reliever. Even over-the-counter medicines need to be scrutinized as they all are filtered through the liver and can at the very least further strain the liver. As always, one must discuss any medication with your doctor when dealing with this disease.

I found a helpful list of alternatives to taking a pill recently and felt it might be worth passing along. Kinda common sense but useful, none the less. Here were their 7 suggestions for pain relief when dealing with hepatitis c symptoms or just a pain from living life.

Since every medication taken can jeopardize an already struggling liver, many people with Hepatitis C rely on non-medication options. Before opening a bottle of pills, try these seven, safe alternatives first:

1. Apply a heat pack on sore muscles, joints or over the liver for pain relief.

2. Soak in a warm bath with Epsom salts.

3. Following all directions, rub a natural, topical pain reliever onto the area of pain.

4. Make sure you have adequate rest. Fatigue always worsens pain.

5. For muscular pain, gentle stretching or mild physical activity can deliver the oxygen and blood flow needed for relief.

6. Find a credentialed massage therapist with experience in Hepatitis C and chronic pain. Massage therapy enhances circulation, helping to reduce physical pain.

7. Some patients achieve pain relief with complementary and alternative therapies, such as herbal medicine, chiropractic or acupuncture. Only seek advice or treatment by a qualified professional, and be sure to discuss any of these therapies with your physician and liver specialist.
Here is the article

I hope these help a little if you are dealing with the pain of hepatitis c symptoms.

Disclaimer—The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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