- Step five: Address your concerns as soon as possibble
Like any health issue, the earlier you address your concerns, the better. Currently, cure rates are around 50 percent, which often requires years of treatment. However, many patients do recover in approximately 12 to 24 weeks. Since there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan, you will need to work closely with your doctor in order to develop the best action plan for you and the genotype of hepatitis C you have.
If you are concerned about your liver health, you can also request a number of tests that will help you understand the level of damage. From there, you can intervene to improve liver function — especially in terms of your lifestyle choices.