Book Synopsis A comprehensive, empathetic guide for anyone suffering from this serious liver disease Approximately 4 million Americans and 170 million people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, a viral liver disease that is treatable but not curable. It accounts for more than 40 percent of U.S. liver disease deaths-about 8,000 to 10,000 people annually-and is the most common reason for liver transplantation. This compassionate guide explains how hepatitis C affects the liver and the body and provides solid advice on today's treatment options-from drugs (and their side effects) to transplants and alternative therapies-as well as tips on dealing with the emotional and financial burdens the disease brings with it. Nina L Paul, PhD (New York, NY) earned her doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology and immunology from Yale University. She has researched viruses (human immunodeficiency virus and others) and the immune system. From the Back Cover Beat fatigue and confusion Get the right diagnosis, get treated, and live a good life Need to better understand hepatitis C? This compassionate guide provides a path for living a healthy life by addressing the physical, emotional, and financial demands that accompany the disease. Find out how hepatitis C affects the liver and the rest of the body, and check out the best medical treatment options available, along with complimentary and alternative approaches. Discover how to: Spot symptoms and warning signs Help kids deal with the disease Stay positive and connected with others Keep your loved ones safe Find the support you need About the Author Nina L. Paul, PhD, earned a doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology and immunology from Yale and has done research on viruses and the immune system.