Hepatitis, with jaundice
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver associated with viral infection, toxic substances, or an autoimmune condition. There are several types currently recognized, and more may be added in the future. Symptoms include jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, fatigue and loss of appetite. Jaundice results when excess amounts of the bile pigment bilirubin circulate in the blood stream, causing a yellowish appearance of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Hepatitis comes in three types. Type A, or infectious hepatitis, often occurs after infection from food or drink. Type B, serum hepatitis, most often occurs after exposure to infected blood through contaminated needles. Type C, formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis is being more widely diagnosed in recent years. The symptoms of hepatitis C are often less clear-cut and can best be diagnosed by laboratory tests. If you have or suspect hepatitis, you must consult with your health care practitioner.
Treatment Plan for Hepatitis, with jaundice
With any form of hepatitis, it is important to reduce all liver irritants from the diet. These include alcohol, drugs and spicy foods. Herbal supportive therapy includes liver protective herbs, liver cooling herbs, immune stimulants, antiviral herbs, and the liver tonic fringe tree.
Herbal Remedies for Hepatitis, with jaundice
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The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.