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Hepatitis
 
Standard Definition

Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver. It may be described as acute or chronic. Viral hepatitis, the most common form, usually appears as type A, B, or C. Type A, the most prevalent of these, often affects schoolchildren. Type B and Type C affect people of all ages.

Hepatitis may also be caused by drugs, medications, alcohol, chemical toxicity and other diseases.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

All substances that enter the body are eventually filtered and metabolised through the liver, therefore any 'insult' to the liver (eg. virus, alcohol), needs to be metabolised and eliminated effectively. If this does not occur, or the insult is too strong, the liver becomes inflammed and liver cells are destroyed. This inflammatory process involves significant amounts of free radicals that cause further damage in a destructive cascade. Cell destruction is detected through the common 'Liver Function Tests' which detect the enzymes that have been released from the damged cells into the blood stream.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Hepatitis A - usually transmitted from faeces on unwashed hands and by ingesting contaminated food and water.
  • Hepatitis B - usually transmitted by injection of contaminated blood, through intravenous (IV) drug use, and through sexual activity.
  • Hepatitis C - usually transmitted in a blood transfusion, through IV drug use, and possibly during sexual activity.
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Medications
  • Toxic exposure
  • Underlying chronic or severe illness
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Flu-like symptoms including fever, aching or painful muscles and joints, headache
  • Jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin and whites of eyes)
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Fatigue, loss of weight
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Dark urine, colorless stool
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Digestive function assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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