Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) in simple words can be defined as inflammation of the liver which is characterized by the tissue of the organ in which the inflammatory cells are present.
The origination of this name lies in the Greek word hepar ,the root being hepat- which means liver, and the suffix part from the word – it is which means “inflammation”. This condition can either be self limiting, which means healing on its own, or it can progress to fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis.
It is observed that Hepatitis may be accompanied with very little or no symptoms at all, and hence it becomes really hard to detect it. But it often leads to jaundice, anorexia (poor apatite) and malaise.
Depending upon the duration of Hepatitis it can be categorized as acute when the conditions lasts for less than six months, but if then conditions continue to prevail for more than six months time it turns into chronic. Conditions such as these have adverse effect on the health of the patient and are considered to be very unhealthy.
The cause of hepatitis is a group of viruses known as hepatitis viruses, but it can also occur due to some toxins (notably alcohol, certain medications and some industrial organic solvents and plants). Knowledge of such causes is essential for every individual as it might help us to take precautions in our daily life and try to avoid such causes which might gradually lead us to these symptoms.
Acute hepatitis may be accompanied by symptoms like muscle and joint aches, fever, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Specific features include4 appetite loss, dark urine, yellowing of eyes and skin and abdominal discomfort. Nature of acute viral hepatitis is asymptomatic in younger people.
Fewer people with acute hepatitis advances to liver failure, in which liver loses its ability to clear harmful substances and produce blood proteins such condition requires liver transplant. In case of chronic hepatitis malaise, tiredness and weakness, or often no symptoms are seen. It can be diagnosed through a blood test.
Due to occurrence of jaundice liver enlargement may be seen. Liver damage leads to weight loss, easy bleeding tendency, swelling of legs and accumulation of fluid in abnormal cavity. Eventually it may lead to bleeding, confusion and coma, kidney malfunction.
Homeopathy treats a person from inside and outside both and treats not only the symptoms of the disease but also the causes of these symptoms. It helps fight the underlying symptoms to cure the disease from its roots. Homeopathic medication entered the world of treatment of hepatitis long ago and has proven to be one of the best medications one can offer in such a condition.
Homeopathy has been successful so far in treating hepatitis of type A, B or C. when treated by a professional homeopath there is lot that homeopath can offer as medication of this disease.
Homeopathy has and will continue to offer medication for hepatitis and successfully root out the disease and also improve a person’s immune system.