Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis.
Hepatitis may be temporary (acute) or long term (chronic).
The most common cause of hepatitis worldwide is viruses. Other causes include heavy alcohol use, certain medications, toxins, other infections, autoimmune diseases.
Hepatitis results in more than a million deaths a year, most of which occur indirectly from liver scarring or liver cancer.
5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D, and E.
Hepatitis A virus (HAV): (HAV) is present in the faeces of infected persons and is most often transmitted through consumption of contaminated water or food. HAV infections can also be severe and life-threatening
Hepatitis B virus (HBV):
(HBV) is transmitted through exposure to infective blood, semen, and other body fluids.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV):
(HCV) is mostly transmitted through exposure to infective blood.
Hepatitis D virus (HDV):
(HDV) infections occur only in those who are infected with HBV. HBV can result in more serious disease and worse outcome.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV):
(HEV) is mostly transmitted through consumption of contaminated water or food.
Hepatitis B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer
CAUSES OF HEPATITIS
- Workers in the health care professions if they are exposed to unsafe medical practices
- Sharing of needles
- Sharing equipment that has been contaminated with blood from an infected person, such as needles, syringes, and even medical equipment, such as glucose monitors
- Sex with an infected person
- Sharing personal items such as toothbrushes or razors
SYMPTOMS OF HEPATITIS
• Nausea and vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Abdominal pain
• Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes
• Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
INVESTIGATIONS OF HEPATITIS
Liver Function Tests, Hepatitis Testing, CBP, Ultrasonography, CT- scan, MRI, Liver biopsy
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS
Each patient is individually evaluated in homeopathy.
Homeopathic remedies are extremely fast-acting, easy to use for all ages, inexpensive.
Homeopathy provides a very effective and safe treatment for Hepatitis and other liver disorders. It relieves the discoloration of the skin, mucous membrane, and sclera. These medicines strengthen the liver and metabolic system. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Hepatitis infection but It works by treating the underlying cause and not just the symptoms.
The homeopathy medicines for Hepatitis are Arsenic Album, Carduus Marianus, Chelidonium, Lachesis, Natrum Sulpuricum, Lycopodium, Podophyllum, Nux Vomica, etc.