Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
The hepatitis C virus is a blood borne virus and the most common modes of infection are through unsafe injection practices; inadequate sterilization of medical equipment; and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products.
Risk factors for developing Hepatitis C:
- 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 C patient
- Traveling to countries which have a high prevalence of Hepatitis C
- Jaundice(a condition that causes yellow eyes and skin, as well as dark urine)
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
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 C are better controlled and there is reduction in viral load with symptomatic relief . It may also be noted that the treatment for chronic Hepatitis C 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.