Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which affects the liver. It can cause both acute and chronic infections. Many people have no symptoms during the initial infection.

Risk factors for developing Hepatitis B:

  • Sexual contact with an infected individual
  • Sexual contact with multiple partners
  • Male homosexual contact
  • Intravenous drug abuse (due to sharing of infected needles)
  • Health care workers (due to close contact with infected individuals)
  • Occupational blood exposure
  • Sharing toothbrushes, razors, etc
  • From an infected mother to new-born infant
  • Chronic renal failure patients on Dialysis
  • Tattooing, piercing of skin (ears, lips, navel, etc)
  • Dental procedure
  • Medical procedures (including transfusion of blood or blood products)
  • Staying with a chronic Hepatitis B patient
  • Traveling to countries which have a high prevalence of Hepatitis B

SYMPTOMS

  • Jaundice: Yellowness of skin and/or sclera (white portion of the eyes)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Clay colored stools
  • Lethargy, fatigue
  • Body ache, joint pain, etc

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Homoeopathy is known to work to the immunological level, and has proven its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of viral infections. With homeopathic medicines, the cases of Hepatitis B are better controlled and there is reduction in viral load with symptomatic relief .  It may also be noted that the treatment for chronic Hepatitis B has to be planned for a longer duration of time. The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the disease is kept under control and general health improved without any kind of side-effects whatsoever.