FAQs – Liver Services & Transplant
Liver Services & Transplantation
– Avoid drinking alcohol. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. – Maintain a healthy body weight. – Avoid high doses or prolonged use of certain medications that may cause liver damage, unless supervised by your physician.
- Certain cholesterol medications
– To keep from contracting hepatitis B and C viruses:
- Practice safe sex by using latex condoms
- Limit the number of sexual partners
- Don’t share toothbrushes, razors or needles
Not all hepatitis viruses have a vaccine.
- Hepatitis A and B are now included in routine children vaccines. However, if you have not been vaccinated and are at high risk, you are able to receive the vaccine.
- Unfortunately, there is not a vaccine for hepatitis C at this time. However, there are many treatments available. Hepatitis C can be cured.
No, managing the disease while living a healthy lifestyle is the first method of treatment. A transplant is the last option for liver disease.