for Veterans and the Public
Reach and stay at a healthy weight - Hepatitis C for Patients
Weighing either too much or too little can allow hepatitis C to progress more quickly in your body.
But what is a healthy weight?
The Body Mass Index (BMI) Table is a tool that can help you decide. You can find your BMI by using a BMI calculator, like this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Type in your height and weight, and your BMI will appear in the figure's heart.
If your BMI is under 20 or over 30, ask your health care provider to refer you to a dietitian, who can create a diet to help you reach a healthier weight. (Note: If you work out and have lots of muscle, your BMI may indicate that you are overweight, even if you aren't.)