Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue.
The liver is located on the right upper quadrant of your abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body, including:
bile production that’s essential to digestion filtering of toxins from the body excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to metabolic functions storage of glycogen, minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K)synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin synthesis of clotting factors
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many people currently living with chronic hepatitis. Many more people don’t even know that they have it.
Viral infections of the liver that are classified as hepatitis include hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A is a milder version of the disease, and hepatitis C and D are more severe. Treatment options vary depending on what form of hepatitis you have and what caused the infection. You can prevent some forms of hepatitis through immunizations or lifestyle precautions.
TYPES/CAUSES OF HEPATITIS
There are five main types of hepatitis that are caused by a virus, A, B, C, D, and E – plus types X and G.
• HEPATITIS A
This is caused by eating infected food or water. The food or water is infected with a virus called HAV (hepatitis A virus). Anal-oral contact during sex can also be a cause. Nearly everyone who develops Hepatitis A makes a full recovery – it does not lead to chronic disease.
• HEPATITIS B
This is an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is caused by the virus HBV (hepatitis B virus) and is spread by contact with infected blood, semen, and some other body fluids. You get hepatitis B by:
Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person (unprotected sex means without using a condom) Using a syringe that was previously used by an infected person (most commonly happens with drug addicts and people who inject steroids).Having your skin perforated with unsterilized needles, as might be the case when getting a tattoo, or being accidentally pricked. People who work in health care risk becoming infected by accident in this way. Sharing personal items, such as a toothbrush or razor, with an infected person.A baby can become infected through his mother’s milk if she is infected.Being bitten by someone who is infected.
The liver of a person infected with hepatitis B swells. The patient can suffer serious liver damage due to infection, resulting in cancer. For some patients the hepatitis becomes chronic (very long-term or lifelong). Donated blood is always tested for hepatitis B.
• HEPATITIS C
Hepatitis C is usually spread through direct contact with the blood of a person who has the disease. It is caused by the virus HCV (hepatitis C Virus). The liver can swell and become damaged. In hepatitis C, unlike hepatitis B, liver cancer risk is only increased in people with cirrhosis and only 20% of hep C patients get cirrhosis. Feces is never a route of transmission in hepatitis C. Donated blood is also tested for hepatitis C.
Misuse of anesthesia can result in the transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses, researchers reported in the journal Gastroenterology. The cause of infection tends to be from anesthesia contamination, and not endoscopy contamination. Experts say that more effort is needed to better educate the health care community about the importance of strict sterile techniques when using any type of anesthesia.
• HEPATITIS D
Only a person who is already infected with hepatitis B can become infected with hepatitis D. It is caused by the virus HDV (Hepatitis D Virus). Infection is through contact with infected blood, unprotected sex, and perforation of the skin with infected needles. The liver of a person with Hepatitis D swells. Misuse of anesthesia can result
in the transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus, researchers reported in the journal Gastroenterology. The cause of infection tends to be from anesthesia contamination, and not endoscopy contamination. Experts say that more effort is needed to better educate the health care community about the importance of strict sterile techniques when using any type of anesthesia.
• HEPATITIS E
A person can become infected by drinking water that contains HEV (hepatitis E virus). The liver swells but there is no long-term consequence. Infection is also possible through anal-oral sex.
• HEPATITIS X
If a hepatitis cannot be attributed to the viruses of hepatitis A, B, C, D, or E, it is called hepatitis X. In other words, hepatitis of an unknown virus.
• HEPATITIS G
This is a type of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis G virus (HGV). Usually there are no symptoms. When there are symptoms, they are very mild.
CAUSES OF NON INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS
Hepatitis can be caused by liver damage from excessive alcohol consumption. This is sometimes referred to as alcoholic hepatitis. The alcohol causes the liver to swell and become inflamed. Other toxic causes include overuse of medication or exposure to poisons.
• Autoimmune Disease
The immune system may mistake the liver as a harmful object and begin to attack it, hindering liver function.
Symptoms may not occur until liver damage occurs.
Signs and symptoms of acute hepatitis appear quickly. They include:
• Fatigue and flu-like symptoms
• Dark urine
• Pale stool
• Abdominal pain
• Loss of appetite
• Unexplained weight loss
• Yellow skin and eyes, which may be signs of jaundice
Since chronic hepatitis develops slowly, these signs and symptoms may be too subtle to notice.
STANDARD TREATMENT PRACTICE
Treatment for viral hepatitis should be initiated by a specialist. The management of uncomplicated acute viral hepatitis is largely symptomatic. Early treatment of acute hepatitis C with interferon alfa may reduce the risk of chronic infection. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses are major causes of chronic hepatitis
Chronic Hepatitis B. Peginterferon alfa-2a is an option for the initial treatment of chronic hepatitis B and may be preferable to interferon alfa. The use of peginterferon alfa-2a and interferon alfa is limited by a response rate of 30-40% and relapse is frequent. Treatment should be discontinued if no improvement occurs after 4 months
Adefovir dipivoxil, entecavir,lamivudine telbivudine or tenofovir disoproxil are licensed for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Lamivudine can also be used in patients with decompensated liver disease. Hepatitis B virus with reduced susceptibility to Lamivudine have emerged following extended therapy. If there is no toxicity or loss in efficacy, treatment with adefovir, entecavir, lamivudine, telbivudine or tenofovir is usually continued until 6 months after adequate seroconversion has occurred.
Chronic Hepatitis C. Before starting treatment, the genotype of the infecting hepatitis C virus should be determined and the viral load measured as this may affect the choice and duration of treatment. A combination of ribavirin and peginterferon alfa is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT PRACTICE/NEW HOPE
In most people with strong Immune System, symptoms will go away in a few weeks to months if the body is able to fight off the infection. As such they never become sick from it. However, some people never get rid of the HBV. People with chronic hepatitis may not have symptoms and not know they are infected. Over time, they may develop symptoms of liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver.
So, the key to getting rid of Hepatitis B is to achieve and maintain a STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM.
NEW HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS B:
A proven approach to achieve a strong Immune System is to repairs and protect the Immune System Cells for optimal performance. HOW?
This is exactly what IMMUNOCAL does with the Immune system. HOW? Immunocal has bioactive antiviral properties: Lactoferrin, Alpha-lactalbumin, and Beta-lactoglobulin. Lactoferrin especially inhibits respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis B virus, adenovirus, poliovirus, and others. Immunocal is also a precursor to the synthesis of Glutathione (GSH). GSH is the most abundant antioxidant enzyme in the liver.
Medical science has long known that a GSH deficiency invariably accompanies liver damage. When hepatitis results from acute overdoses of hepatotoxic pharmaceutical drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, Atasol, etc.), the GSH-enhancing product IMMUNOCAL (a cysteine isolate) is used to raise GSH levels rapidly. This eliminates the toxic breakdown products of the overdose. The GSH deficiency is critical because it further compounds the illness and can easily lead it on a downward spiral.
Bioactive Lactoferrin, Alpha-lactalbumin, and Beta-lactoglobulin with Glutathione modulation made possible by using Immunocal helps repairs the liver cells, removes toxins from the liver, inhibits the virus, causing low viral load in the long run, resulting into a better health for hepatitis patients.
HOW LONG BEFORE FULL RECOVERY?
Due to the way the product work which is that IMMUNOCAL REPAIRS DAMAGED BODY CELLS including the cells of the immune system for a very strong immune response against the virus. Hence, using Immunocal helps the Immune system get stronger to rid off the virus. It is difficult to have a rule of thumb as to how long it will take for anyone to fully recover. This is due to the fact that individual body differs, stages of diseases differ from one person to the other and complications also differs. Our advice is that you start using Immunocal along with your anti-viral medication. As your condition improves monitor your viral load to determine how you’re doing. Please, do this approach along with your DOCTOR MONITORING your condition to ensure full success. We believe it is possible and your health will improve considerably. We simply advice that there’s no limitation to daily dosage or duration of using Immunocal, so we recommend 1-2 sachets daily and keep using until you achieve your desired result and even beyond to maintain your health. Though, the more you can afford to use daily, the faster and better it works. Some people observe improvement within days while others take longer. It all depends on how your body respond.