HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR HEPATITIS C VIRUS


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes both acute and chronic infection. Acute HCV infection is usually asymptomatic, and is only very rarely associated with life-threatening disease. About 15–45% of infected persons spontaneously clear the virus within 6 months of infection without any treatment.
The remaining 55–85% of persons will develop chronic HCV infection. Of those with chronic HCV infection, the risk of cirrhosis of the liver is 15–30% within 20 years.
Geographical distribution
Hepatitis C is found worldwide. The most affected regions are Africa and Central and East Asia. Depending on the country, hepatitis C infection can be concentrated in certain populations (for example, among people who inject drugs); and/or in general populations. There are multiple strains (or genotypes) of the HCV virus and their distribution varies by region.
Transmission
The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus. It is most commonly transmitted through:
injecting drug use through the sharing of injection equipment;
in health care settings due to the reuse or inadequate sterilization of medical equipment, especially syringes and needles;
the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products;
HCV can also be transmitted sexually and can be passed from an infected mother to her baby; however these modes of transmission are much less common.
Hepatitis C is not spread through breast milk, food or water or by casual contact such as hugging, kissing and sharing food or drinks with an infected person.
Symptoms
The incubation period for hepatitis C is 2 weeks to 6 months. Following initial infection, approximately 80% of people do not exhibit any symptoms. Those who are acutely symptomatic may exhibit fever, fatigue, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, grey-coloured faeces, joint pain and jaundice (yellowing of skin and the whites of the eyes).

HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Homoeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems in medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

CHELIDONIM MAJUS Q- It is  one of our greatest liver remedy. It acts on portal system, right side of the abdomen and right lower lung. Acts very well over the cases of Hepatitis C. it covers many of the direct reflex symptoms of the diseased condition of liver. It manifests the congestion inflammation, fullness and enlargement in semi-chronic and acute cases. The keynote of the remedy is tearing, shooting, stitching pains from the liver region traveling to the back below the right shoulder blade. Hot drinks and hot milk relieves.

BRYONIA ALBA  30-An excellent  remedy for inflammation of the liver, the right lobe of the liver is mostly affected and feels like a load in the hypochondrium. Every slightest movement hurts, with burning, soreness  and stitching pains and nausea.Complaints worse during summer and from heat

BOLDO Q- A rare remedy that is very effective for this condition. There is bitter taste in mouth, loss of appetite and constipation. The liver is congested and there is burning weight in liver and stomach.

PODOPHYLLUM 30-Another remarkable remedy for Hepatitis C. there is congestion and enlargement of the liver with great irritability of the liver, slight rubbing of the liver helps, the discomfort is aggravated by slightest thought or smell of food.

CARDUS MARIANUS Q-A  remedy for Hepatitis C cases where there is feeling of enlarged liver, pressure feeling worse by lying on the left side, left liver is full and engorged and sensitive. Concomitant symptoms here are haemoptysis due to congestion of the liver and lungs.Complaints occur after taking alcoholic beverages, especially beer. The patient has an aversion to salt and meat.

CHINA OFFICINALIS 30-It is one of the very good remedies for affections of the liver. 
Profound debility with all complaints. Hemorrhages with much debility, trembling, ringing, and buzzing in the ears. Fullness and flatulence felt in the whole abdomen; the abdomen is enormously distended. Patient is not relieved from eructation or may be only temporary better with this. Everything eaten turns into gas. Complaints are associated with nausea or vomiting of bile and mucus. Dropsical conditions. 

ARSENICUM ALBUM 30-Arsenic alb. is frequently prescribed for conditions like Hepatitis C, asthmatic bronchitis, sinusitis, fevers, psoriasis, eczema, gastritis, enteritis, food poisoning, etc. It's a good drug for hepatitis wherein the patient has enlargement of the liver and soreness in the abdomen due to the same. Intense nausea and vomiting are other important symptoms during this state. Arsenic is also a good drug for breathlessness that comes on after taking cold drinks and cold food. Most of the complaints in such patients are associated with intense weakness and debility, restlessness and lot of anxiety.

PHOSPHORUS 200-It is a very good remedy for hepatic affections in general such as hepatitis, atrophy of liver, cirrhosis of liver, etc. Pressure and heaviness in the abdomen with jaundice is noted in the patient. Pain in the abdomen is relieved by rubbing. Some of the other common indications of this drug are: Highly sensitive to external impressions such as light, sound, odors, touch, thunderstorms, etc. Restless, excitable, nervous individuals. Affects the kidneys also causing albuminuria and haematuria; patient has profuse, pale, watery urine with intense weakness. There is increased susceptibility to colds .

PTELEA TRIFOLIATE 30-– Aching in the liver aggravated by lying on the left side, voracious or poor appetite. Develops a repugnance to animal food, rich puddings, of which he is very fond of, butter and fats aggravate his hepatic symptoms.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200- –It has sore pain in the right hypochondrium which is aggravated by touch. Intense flatulence by 4 p.m as if everything that he takes turns in to gas or wind, better by warm drinks.

NUX VOMICA 200-–It has constrictive pains in the region of the liver, the liver is swollen, indurated and sensitive with pressure. Aversion to meat, tobacco and coffee, ale etc, the patient is chilly and irritable.

MYRICA CERIFERA Q-– It has marked action on the liver with Hepatitis C infection. Distinctive features are pain in the liver, fullness, dull heavy headache, worse in the morning, weakness with ash colored stools, slow pulse and pain under the scapula, jaundice of all degrees. Low potency found to be working better.

CORNUS CIRCINATA Q-–It has caused liver derangements, with aching eyeballs, disturbed sleep, weakness in the morning, pain in the pit of the stomach, with distended abdomen. Dark foul stools, burning in anus, vesicular eruption on the face.



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