for Veterans and the Public
|Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients|
This patient educational brochure offers a primer on hepatitis C, including information on the liver's functions, laboratory tests, and treatment.
|Managing Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment|
This helpful guide for patients describes ways to manage the more common side effects of interferon treatment. It covers fatigue, aches and pains, sleep, depression, irritability, nausea, loss of appetite, dry skin, and thinning hair. The guide also features quotes from veterans with hepatitis C who have undergone interferon treatment.
|Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide|
This patient handbook explains basic facts about the liver and the liver disease cirrhosis. It answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and what can be done about them, gives important information about the most serious emergencies in cirrhosis, and offers tips for keeping the liver healthy.
|Liver Tumors: A Patient's Guide|
This booklet is for any patient who has gotten the news that "there is a 'mass,' a 'lump,' a 'lesion,' or a 'tumor' in your liver and we don't know yet what it is exactly."
|National Liver Transplant Guide|
This transplant guide is designed to be a reference and to help answer questions about the evaluation, transplantation, and post-transplant period.