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can you live a long life with hepatitis?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many do for years...: Having virtually any chronic disease puts you at risk for a shorter life, but some are more severe than others. Hepatitis b/c are treatable and as long as you get appropriate treatment/follow-up, along with avoiding liver-toxic substances such as alcohol/drugs; don't smoke, eat healthy/keep ideal body wt, sleep adequately, and exercises regularly will enhance your life! good luck to you.

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