Hepatitis

Hepatitis

The word hepatitis means inflammation of  liver in general which is called as kala piliya. Liver  cells  are known as hepatocytes .

 liver is a major and very essential organ of human body and plays vital role , it helps in metabolism of food , drugs in our body , secretes that helps in digestion of food properly , it helps in formation of few essential vitamins like vitamin k and vitamin D , also helps in maintaining immunity and hormones  balance .

ayurveda also name it as yakrit and consider it one of the major part to work at as it is considered as main sthana of agni which we can refer as digestive fire that helps in proper digestion of food .

As per ayurveda root cause every disease begins with imbalance of vata , pitta and kapha which ultimately hampers digestion and vice versa  sometimes there is involvement of aagantuja in which certain virus and bacteria are responsible for hampering liver health .

TYPES OF HEPATITIS ?

Generally there five types of hepatitis that is hepatitis A ,B,C,D,E and F .out of these hepatitis A,D,E  is caused by oral faecal route  that generally happens due to infective environment , food or water and hepatitis B , C  are caused by virus  and are not infective one but transmit via blood or fluid of infective person .Out of all these hepatitis B and C are very dangerous  if not treated on time as they can lead to liver cirrhosis  and ultimately can cause liver failure .

HEPATITIS A

Hepatitis A is caused by HAV and the virus spreads when uninfected person eat food or water contaminated by faeces of infected person . the disease has strong link with the unhygiene and poor sanitation.

Hepatitis A in chronic state  is not fatal and Unlike hepatitis B and C  it does not cause chronic liver disease but its acute infection could sometimes lead to liver failure and that could be fatal.

CAUSES OF HEPATITIS A

It is caused by the HAV virus that enters body via faecal-oral route which happens when-

  • Uninfected person ingest food or water infected by faeces of infected person
  • During floods
  • Improper sanitation
  • Food prepared by unhygienic hands
  • Contaminated sewage
  • Unhygienic oral sex

SYMPTOMS OF HEPATITIS A

The incubation period of hepatitis is about 14-28 days  and symptoms can vary from mild to severe depending upon the severity of the disease and immunity of an individual.

Symptoms that appear during its infection are –

  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea

METHODS TO TREAT HEPATITIS A

As we have always heard that prevention is better than cure and this hepatitis disease  can be controlled by taking proper preventive measures like-

  • Safe and pure drinking water
  • Safe sexual practices
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Keep your surrounding clean
  • Avoid excessive food eating outside

HEPATITIS B

hepatitis B is one of the dangerous type for liver  and can cause more severe form of illness that includes cirrhosis and liver cancer.Hepatitis B causing virus is known as HBV.It has long incubation period that is of 30-180 days

CAUSES OF HEPATITIS B

The virus passes from person to person through body fluids like blood , semen or any other fluid.

  • Unprotected sex with infected partner
  • infected blood transfusion
  • using infected needles
  • patients treated by renal dialysis
  • exposure to infected blood by any source
  • from mother to child
  • Using razor and toothbrush with infected person
  • By practicing unsafe tattooing

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • Clay coloured stool

ACUTE HEPATITIS

It is initial stage of hepatitis which lasts for less than six months .

CHRONIC HEPATITIS

It is  followed by acute hepatitis and infection lasts for more than six months  and if not treated can cause severe problem like liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

HEPATITIS C

hepatitis C is also the common type of virus that infect people in the world, it occurs due to HCV virus. It’s severity can range from mild illness to lifelong disease and it is the major cause for leading liver cancer

The route of infection is haematogenous that is through blood  and it causes both acute and chronic infection .

CAUSES OF HEPATITIS C

It is caused by HCV virus which enters body through blood route and leads to inflammation of the liver , the incubation period of the virus is from 2 weeks to 6 months . as per the immunity of the patient the severity of infection varies .

It is blood borne and can be transmitted through –

  • Transfusion of infected blood
  • Reusing Infected needles and syringes
  • Sharing of razors
  • Injecting infected needles for drug abuse
  • Unsafe sexual practices
  • It can also pass from mother to child
  • exposure to infected blood by any source
  • By practicing unsafe tattooing

Also keep in mind that it does not spread through the following-

  • Breast milk of infected mother
  • By sharing food and utensils with infected person
  • By physical contact like hugging and kissing.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms again depend on the severity of the disease and also on the immunity of the person

In some people due to stronger immunity the virus does not affect liver to that extent that it will show symptoms , so some are asymptomatic .

Even people who are chronically affected by the virus also do not show any such symptoms

In acute conditions and less immune people symptoms mentioned below can be seen –

  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Dark urine
  • Grey coloured faeces
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weigh loss
  • Pale skin complexion

Diagnose

  • PCR
  • LFT
  • Serological test for antibodies detection

MANAGEMENT OF HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is well managed by ayurveda and there is no other best method than ayurveda in order to revive the damaged liver cells.

Only ayurvedic herbs have rejuvenating power that can even heal the dead hepatocyte effectively .

DIET MANAGEMENT

  • Avoid oily and heavy foods
  • Avoid junk food items
  • Include fruits like apple, bananas , cherries , oranges etc in your diet
  • Eat vegetables like carrot , broccoli , cucumber , tomatoes .
  • Avoid excess sugar like cakes , pastries , ice creams , soft drinks , etc.
  • Drink more liquid and coconut water .
  • Avoid taking caffeine in excess
  • Quit alcohol
  • Stop adding too  much spices and salt in your food
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Take meals on time
  • Do not over eat

CHANGES IN DAY ROUTINE

  • Do regular exercise and manage weight
  • Regular yoga is quite helpful to keep dosha and agni in balanced state
  • Take proper sleep and rest
  • Follow dincharya as per ayurveda
  • Avoid consuming liver toxic drugs or any antibiotic for longer period such as paracetamol which is liver toxic
  • Maintain hygiene
  • Follow safe sexual practices
  • Carefully use medical syringes or other equipment
  • Do not share needles , razors.
  • Follow safe tattoo practicing

HERBAL MEDICINE

KUTKI –it is popular as a liver tonic , due to its really good results in liver disorders like hepatitis , cirrhosis etc, . it lowers fat content in the liver and also has anti-inflmmatory property because of its compound called apocynin. It increases digestive fire and treat other pittaj related disorders .

  • BHUMI AAMLA –it has liver protecting properties . anti-inflammatory action prevent inflammation of liver . increases appetite due to its deepan (ignite digestive fire ) property . balances kapha and pitta dosha .
  • KAALMEGH –it is having deepan property and removes toxins from body works as detoxifier.
    • Maintain liver enzyme functions , reduces inflammation . Balances pitta dosha.
  • GUDUCHI (giloy) – it is known to be very effective drug for humans as it is having anti-viral property works great in hepatitis , anti –inflammatory , rich in anti-oxidants  , helps in removal of toxins from body , also maintains liver enzyme functioning and helps in boosting immunity.
  • TRIPHALA – it is a combination of three drugs aamla , bhibhitak , hariktaki and is one of the very effective drug in treating fatty liver as it maintains enzymatic actions of liver , reduces high bad cholesterol levels in blood and having very good anti –inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
    • It works as mild laxative as liver disorders are pitt dosha related disorders and to balance pitta dosha virechan .
  • BHRINGRAJ –it also possess anti-inflmmatory and detoxifying action , rejuvenate liver cells .

PITT PAPRA – it is also effective in pitta disorders and so used in liver disorders. Due to cold potency it prevents bleeding

  • disorders . and external paste of it can relieve from the itching and burning sensation.
  • GINGER- it helps in lowering fat in fatty liver and enhances the action of liver enzymes .
    • It has deepan and pachan (digestive stimulant ) property so increases appetite.
    • It lowers high cholesterol levels in blood.Helps in detoxification and prevent inflammation

We at ayurveda yogashram provide treatment for hepatitis . we provide hepatitis kit which is a combination of two three products that include immuno plus , AZ-Hepta and other few customised drugs . it is very effective in treating hepatitis and restoring normal liver function it contain all those mystical herbs which helps in boosting immunity and promoting liver health.

Our hepatitis kit gives best results without any side effects and our all medicines approved by government of India.

Hepatitis Healer Kit

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