Hepatitis is a medical illness, which is mainly characterized by liver inflammation. The cells inside the body tissue gets inflamed and sometimes it can be very acute as well. There are different types of hepatitis ranging from A, B to even C, D and E. However, it is the first two which are the most common. It s very important to get hepatitis diagnosed by a medical professional and rule out the type of Hepatitis as some may be congatious and may require urgent medical attention and some may be chronic and contained.
It is primarily a liver disease which is caused by hepatitis A virus. The virus is present in the stool of a person and can easily be transmitted via personal contact with the infected person. Hepatitis A can occur very suddenly and the symptoms tend to stay latent until they pop out randomly. It generally doesn’t linger for long too.
It is caused by hepatitis B virus and can be both long term chronic or even short term acute as well. It is mainly spread through body fluids and especially blood. In some cases, it may end up leading to liver cirrhosis or life threatening ailments.
Causes Of Hepatitis
There are different types of hepatitis and thus they can be caused due to various reasons. Both hepatitis A and B are mainly caused because of viruses and here are some of the different causes of this form of medical ailment.
Hepatitis A is mainly transmitted through the fecal route. This is the reason; it is mostly common at places where the hygiene is very low. Sometimes, it can also pass through physical contact as well. The virus is cable of surviving for a couple of hours at room temperature and can easily transmit from one infected individual to another healthy person. A lot of people may be suffering from the disease and show no symptoms. They can simply act as transmitters who keep on infecting more people.
Hepatitis B is mainly spread through body fluids and sexual contact is one of the common modes of transmission. Those who share needles and injections are at high risk of suffering from this disease. Further, people with multiple sexual partners may contract the disease too.
There are a lot of people who would show absolutely no signs of suffering from this disease. However, those who show the symptoms are likely to exhibit the following.
Some of the commonly observed Symptoms in the Acute Phase of Hepatitis may include:
When the condition worsens the following symptoms may also come up:
As hepatitis has to deal with liver, ayurveda believes that hepatitis is mainly a Pitta Dosha/Energy disorder. As the pitta balance is disturbed and the bile movements are not synchronized, it ends up impacting the body in a lot of ways.
There are plenty of ayurvedic herbs, which have been used traditionally to improve liver health and may be beneficial in hepatitis a and b. Some of these include:
Kalmegh is used traditionally in the field of ayurveda to ehance liver health. It also has an antioxidant effect which protects people from different toxins that can otherwise impact the liver. Owing to its blood purifying properties, you will be able to cleanse the toxin from your body and thereby prevent hepatitis.
Sharpunkha (Tephrosia Purpurea)
Sharpunkha is widely used as an anti inflammatory ayurvedic agent and especially for treating a wide array of liver disorders. Those who are suffering from hepatitis A can benefit immensely from the use of this herb and as it helps to detoxify the body and improve the overall benefits which your body is aiming to receive.
Kutki is another versatile ayurvedic herb which is used to pacify pita. Ayurvedic texts mention that hepatitis occurs because of aggravation of pitta and kutki powder helps in pacifying pitta and thereby brings relief from troubles. It helsp to purify the blood and improves the power of immune system as well.
Below mentioned three herbs have been used traditionally to detox our body including liver.
Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
Bhumi amla is one of the most useful herbs which have a lot of benefits to offer. It helsp to improve the overall functioning of the liver. Its antioxidant property aids in releiving sympotoms of hepatitis.
Amla (Indian gooseberry)
Amla is one of the most used ayurvedic herb which is applied in different fields for the most efficient forms of treatment. It helps in detoxifying the body and remove the excess toxin from the body. It is used treating the problem of hepatitis as the toxin present in liver will be curtailed.
Harad ( Terminalia chebula)
Harar is another important ayurvedic herb used in the field of treating hepatitis. Using harar helps detoxify the body of all the unrequired byproducts which causes amplification of pita and one can be hopeful of having a speedy and faster recovery.
In hepatitis, there is excess of pitta humor, which can be balanced through the use of Virechana therapy, a herbal enema process.
Yoga nourishes the body and mind from within, thus offering a viable treatment option for many disease. Following yoga postures may help imporve digestive health including liver function:
Some other beneficial Yoga Asanas for hepatits may include:
Besides medications, organised lifestyle is very important to maintain over liver health. The lifestyle changes may include the following:
If you wish to enquire more information on Hepatitis or Liver disorders Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
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MD in Alternative Medicine from India
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