Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 26, 2024, 10:12:36 am

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 6309
  • Latest: Vicki
Stats
  • Total Posts: 55126
  • Total Topics: 4851
  • Online Today: 98
  • Online Ever: 1314
  • (June 22, 2016, 05:23:42 am)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 60
Total: 60

Welcome

Welcome to the Hep Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have Fatty Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, C or a co-infection, their friends and family and others with questions about hepatitis and liver health. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Hep Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: What Causes Hep C-Related Fatigue?  (Read 6070 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Hep Editors

  • Member
  • Posts: 784
    • Hep Mag
What Causes Hep C-Related Fatigue?
« on: November 18, 2015, 01:04:48 pm »
A recent study conducted by researchers at UCLA looked into the way that hep C may cause fatigue through its effects on the brain. They found that various neurological complications of hep C infection, including fatigue as well as cognitive problems, are related to changes in the frontal-subcortical structures of the organ.

Other potential causes of fatigue include cirrhosis, which is severe damage to the liver and a major potential long-term consequence of hep C, as well as the production of cytokines, which are an inflammatory immune response to the virus.

However, it can be hard to tease apart the root cause of fatigue among people with hep C, because there can be so many overlapping non-virus-related factors that are quite common among the population. So the virus may only be partially to blame for fatigue. Drug and alcohol abuse, depression and anxiety can all zap energy, as can the simple knowledge of having a serious disease.

For more information: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/fighting_fatigue_2502_28035.shtml

 


© 2024 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.