What Is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. Hepatitis may be temporary long-term chronic depending on whether it lasts for less than or more than six months. Acute hepatitis can sometimes resolve on its own, progress to chronic hepatitis, and sometimes rarely result in acute liver failure. Over time the chronic form may progress to scarring of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer.
Causes Of Hepatitis
It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis-like
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Certain medication
- Some types of infections
- Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Types Of Hepatitis
There are five main types of viral hepatitis
Hepatitis A is caused by an infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is mainly spread by contaminated food and water
Hepatitis B is caused by an infection virus hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is mainly sexually transmitted, but may also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth. It also spread through infected blood. using needle sharing by intravenous drug users
Hepatitis C comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is mainly sexually transmitted, but may also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth. It also spread through infected blood. using needle sharing by intravenous drug users
Hepatitis D is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). Hepatitis D can only infect people already infected with hepatitis B.
Hepatitis E is a waterborne disease caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). It is mainly spread by contaminated food and water.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue, which occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol.
Symptoms Of Hepatitis
The common symptoms of hepatitis are
- Yellow discolouration of the skin and whites of the eyes, Which may be signs of Jaundice
- flu-like symptoms,
- dark urine,
- pale stool,
- abdominal pain,
- poor appetite,
- unexplained weight loss,
- abdominal pain,
Home remedies for Hepatitis
- Artichoke increases the effectiveness of liver function.
- Burdock and dandelion are clean the liver and the bloodstream.
- Milk thistle extract contains silymarin, a flavonoid that has been shown to aid in healing and rebuilding the liver.
- Phyllanthus, an Ayurvedic herb, is useful for hepatitis B.
- Schizandra is a Chinese herb used to protect the liver.
- Avoid fatty foods entirely, and limit protein intake to between 3 and 6 ounces.
- Avoid stale or mouldy bakery products and grains.
- void alcohol in all forms, including that found in drugs and flavourings.