About Hepatitis C
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is an Infectious virus which is carried from the blood stream to the liver resulting in inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is symptomatic in the beginning, although chronic infection results in scarring of liver and later leads to cirrhosis of liver, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and fatty liver. Hepatitis C is also called Hep C or HCV.
Causes of Hepatitis C:
The major cause of spreading this deadly disease is blood to blood contact from an infected person to a healthy person. Even a tiny drop of infected blood is one of major capable causes Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C causes by:
• Contaminated injecting equipment
• Sharing needles and
• Blood contact on open wounds.
Hepatitis C Symptoms and causes :
Most infants and children with the HCV virus never develop signs and symptoms of Hepatitis C. The same is true for many adults. Hepatitis C symptoms usually appear four to six weeks after you’re infected and can range from mild to severe. They may include some or all of the following:
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea and vomiting
• Weakness and fatigue
• Abdominal pain, especially around your liver
• Dark urine
• Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
• Muscle or Joint pain
Acute means ‘new’ or ‘for a short time’. This phase lasts for the first six months. When first infected with the virus, most people have no symptoms, or only mild ones. If symptoms do occur, they develop about 7-8 weeks after being exposed to the virus and may include: feeling sick, vomiting and feeling generally unwell.
A chronic hepatitis C infection is when the infection lasts for longer than six months. The course of the chronic Hepatitis C infection varies considerably between people and it is very unpredictable. Of those people who develop chronic infection.
Some people have mild or no symptoms. However, even if you have no symptoms, you can still pass the virus, this is another factor what causes Hepatitis C to others who may develop problems.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEPATITIS?
The different types of VIRAL hepatitis are:
• A (formerly called infectious hepatitis),
• B (serum hepatitis),
• C (formerly called non-A, Non-B hepatitis),
• D (delta hepatitis),
• E (a virus transmitted through the feces of an infected person), cryptogenic (or Non-A, Non-B, Non-C).
• G (a virus transmitted through infected blood products)
More hepatitis viruses are being discovered, but may be less common
Spread of Hepatitis:
According to W.H.O. people infected from Hepatitis C virus has exceeded 250 million (25,00,00,000) and counting. The cure, in modern medicine is a standard therapy of Interferon and Rebavirin. However, the success rate of this therapy is less than 50%, also resulting in lack of immunity, and at times unaffordable. Some patients opt for liver transplant, though there is always a chance for HCV virus to recur post liver transplant.
HOW HCV IS *NOT* TRANSMITTED?
1. The Hepatitis C virus is NOT airborne.
2. It is NOT spread by:
• sneezing and coughing
• holding hands
• using the same bathroom
• eating food prepared by someone with HCV
• holding a child in your arms
• swimming in the same pool
Hepatitis C Treatment in Ayurveda:
Our Hepatitis C treatment is composed of Ayurveda based food supplements HCV Compound 1, 2 & 3 Capsules which are given in combination to provide Antiviral, Hepatoprotective and Immunomodulatory herbs, which provide quick relief to a person suffering from Hepatitis C Virus and inhibits the spread of viruses.
Phyllanthus niruri, Andrographis paniculata , Picrorrhiza kurroa, Raphanus sativus, Achyranthes aspra, Calotropis procera, Swertia chirata etc.
Boerhavia diffusa, Eclipta alba, Solanum nigrum , Aloe vera etc.
Embelica officinalis, Ocimum sanctum, Withania somnifera, Terminalia arjuna, Piper longum, Cyperus rotundus, Tribulus trestris, Commiphora mukul.
HCV Compound 1, 2 & 3 provides effective detoxification, rejuvenation and Antiviral effect.
• Restores liver to its normal function
• Normalizes liver enzymes within two to four weeks.
• Promotes flow of bile and strengthens the digestive process
• Rejuvenates the Hepatic cells and thus tones up the run down liver
• Stimulates appetite and promotes growth
• Increases the body’s capacity to reduce viral load and boosts the body’s ability to recuperate.
HCV Compound 1: 1 Capsule Twice a day with one glass of water.
HCV Compound 2: 1 Capsule Twice a day with one glass of water.
HCV Compound 3: 1 Capsule Twice a day with one glass of water.
Continuous use of HCV Compound 1, 2 & 3 Capsules is recommended for 6 months to 1 year.