Hepatitis is an inflammation that affects the liver. It may be acute, that is to say, lasting less than six months, or chronic, in which case it lasts longer. Moreover, there are several types of hepatitis of which the origins are varied. Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E are most familiar, but only hepatitis A seems harmless. All other forms of hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis or cancer of the liver when they are not detected and treated on time.
Hepatitis can be caused by a viral, bacterial or parasitic infection. The infection can occur orally (for hepatitis A), through sexual transmission or through exposure to contaminated blood (cases of hepatitis B and C). But hepatitis may also be of alcoholic, toxic or drug-related origin. Whatever the cause and type of hepatitis, keep in mind that it attacks and gradually destroys the liver.
The causes of hepatitis can be diverse, but the different types of hepatitis have a few symptoms in common. Indeed, an affected person usually has yellow skin and eyes, both of which are signs of jaundice. The urine is dark and the stools quite clear, abundant and / or foul-smelling. Diarrhoea sometimes occurs, and the patient may constantly suffer from nausea and complain frequently of pain in the belly. Vomiting and extreme fatigue are also to be expected. In addition, digestive problems are also observed. Note that in some cases, especially in regard to hepatitis C, the pathology manifests itself without any prior symptoms.
Apart from cases of hepatitis A, the homoeopathic treatments for hepatitis cannot replace conventional care. Homoeopathy is a method of treatment that needs to be used in complement to allopathic care. A combination of Phosphorus Triidodatus 5 CH and Lycopodicum clavatum 5 CH can be used to stimulate the healing process.
Granules of Phosphorus 12 CH and 200 CH can be used as adjunctive treatment of hepatitis B. It should be noted that this is a type of disease that can never be completely cured, in the best of cases the affected individual is able to immunize himself or herself from its harmful effects. The homoeopath may prescribe specific remedies to relieve the individual symptoms linked to this condition.
Hepatitis C is often diagnosed in its final phase. In that case, the only purpose of homoeopathic care is to alleviate digestive disorders, vomiting, diarrhoea and other undesirable symptoms. Caruus marianus, Nux vomica 5 CH and Veratum album 5 CH are the main recommended treatments.
It is recommended to get tested at the onset of any symptom if you’ve had a risky lifestyle in terms of health in the past: taking drugs intravenously, blood transfusion from someone who has hepatitis, dialysis, etc.. Even children born to infected parents should not minimize any signs, as should also be the case of all medical personnel exposed to contamination risks.
• Arsenicum Album
• Chelidonium Majus
Good to know: To treat hepatitis, homoeopathy is recommended as an additional form of treatment, and in no way a substitute of allopathic treatment. Depending on the disease’s evolution, only a medical examination will be able to determine the appropriate remedies to be administered to the patient.