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Is Body Building is good for Hepatitis C patients?

Hi im AHMED i want to know that Is Body Building is good for Hepatitis C patients?
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446474 tn?1446351282
Being healthy is a good thing.
But it is not going to stop the virus from slowly destroying your liver. Only treatment will do that.

If you have cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension straining with heavy weights can cause life-threatening internal bleeding.

So what is good for one person with hep C may not be good for another. It all depends of the degree of liver disease and to what is good or safe for a particular patient.

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I have cirrhosis and was losing a lot of muscle mass because of it.

I work out now most days and do 40 minutes on an eliptical machine and a small amount of bodybuilding and have gained back my mass plus some! I don't overdo it as Hector suggests and I am on a beta blocker (propranolol 80-mg twice daily) so my heart rate doesn't get up more than about 105. I have esophageal varices so keeping my heart rate lower is much safer as he also states.

I thought that working out would kick my butt and make me feel worse but it turns out that I feel much worse when I don't. If you are going to do it, check with your Dr first!!! and start slowly.

I also do yoga which is much less stressful and does wonders for your mind/body and prayer and meditation as well.

Check with your medical team before starting anything!
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Thnks for the info
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