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ask: I am totally run-down and can barely make it through the day. I have diabetes and Hepatitis C. My blood work comes back find. What can be causing such debilitating fatigue.

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello slagasse,

Chronic fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom of Hepatitis C infection and affects between 65 and 75 percent of those diagnosed with the disease.

Impaired energy storage in the damaged liver, treatment with Interferon, anemia caused by Ribavirin therapy, and the continued, long-term response of the immune system to chronic Hepatitis C all contribute to fatigue.

Additionally, poor sleep, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, stress, and depression can contribute to fatigue.

While certain lifestyle factors can reduce the impact of fatigue, most people with Hepatitis C must learn how to manage it. Talk with your physician about NT Factor. According to an article by Nicole Cutler, LAc, featured on the website, Hepatitis Central, " Through evaluating how to best support the body’s production of energy on a cellular level, researchers found that the energy-producing parts of a cell, the mitochondria, function best when their membrane is fully intact. Combining several nutritional ingredients capable of restoring the mitochondria membrane, NT Factor has been proven to improve energy levels."

I hope this is helpful to you,

Maryann

November 19, 2012 - 6:00pm
slagasse (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much. I am scheduled to see my gastroenterologist in December. I haven't had a liver biopsy in 10 years. I knew somehow it had to relate to the liver. I just feel so debilitated and sickly, even if I can't always pinpoint how I am suffering. I appreciate your comments. Thank you.

November 20, 2012 - 11:54am
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