How Significant is Viral Load?

Patients always want to know when a viral load is “too high”. The fact is, although current treatment seems to go better when the viral load is initially lower, viral load does not correspond to level of sickness.

It is a fact there are people with viral loads of 30 million who feel fine and have little damage (as shown by biopsy) and others who have a viral load of 200,000 who can’t get out of bed because they are so weakened.

For this fact, it’s no wonder Hepatitis C is so baffling. There is no number that indicates how sick one is going to be in one year, five years or twenty years.

This is why, whether choosing to treat with current therapy or not, we recommend everyone protect and support their liver through dietary and lifestyle changes (as well as liver-specific nutritional supplementation).

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