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Fatigue and the Liver

Managing Fatigue

Since fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, the treatment depends on what is causing the fatigue. For those that have liver impairment, being informed about the detrimental effects of alcohol, drug use, poor sleep, dietary habits and a highly stressful life can empower an individual to make positive lifestyle changes. In addition to making healthful lifestyle decisions to reduce fatigue, these changes will also support the liver and strengthen the immune system.

The following are some helpful tips:

This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider.

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Hepatitis-Central. “Working With Your Liver’s Clock Benefits Hepatitis C” http://www.hepatitis-central.com/mt/archives/2010/07/working_with_yo.html. Retrieved October 8, 2010.

Hepatitis-Central. “Fatigue and Hepatitis C” http://www.hepatitis-central.com/mt/archives/2007/04/fatigue_and_hep.html. Retrieved October 22, 2010.

MayoClinic. "Fatigue" http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fatigue/MY00120/DSECTION=causes. Retrieved October 22, 2010.

Medicinenet. “Fatigue” http://www.medicinenet.com/fatigue/article.htm. Retrieved October 22, 2010.

Palmer, M.D., Melissa. Dr. Melissa Palmer’s Guide to Hepatitis & Liver Disease. New York: Avery Trade, 2004.

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