Hepatitis E refers to the infection of the liver caused by a virus named Hepatitis E. This virus results in the inflammation of the liver that is likely to recover within few months. Normally Hepatitis E is not considered so dangerous that it could lead to some serious condition as in the case of other kinds of hepatitis. But still, it can be harmful to persons with weak immune systems or pregnant women.
Hepatitis E shows some common symptoms as common cold or jaundice. The symptoms are not so apparent to detect the presence of the Hepatitis E virus in the patients. Following symptoms can be seen in the patients generally
Hepatitis E normally spreads through the feces or poop of an infected person. If someone after touching the poop of an infected patient, eats or drinks something, without washing hands properly can catch the disease easily. Other common causes are as follows
Like other types, Hepatitis E also has two types depending upon the nature of risk involved.
This type is a low-risk type with lesser death rates. This type is temporary and the person recovers easily and sometimes itself. The favorable time for the infection to develop is 3 to 8 weeks.
Individuals with weak immune systems or who are on medication to weaken one’s immune system for any special medical treatment are at a higher risk of developing chronic hepatitis E.
This disease can only be diagnosed by a laboratory test. The test confirms the presence of the virus in the blood and stool of the patient.
Sometimes, the authorized practitioner can ask the patient for a blood test. In the blood test, the presence of HEV or HEV RNA is checked to see whether the patient is suffering from Hepatitis E or not. Generally, Liver function tests, blood count, blood clotting, and flow time are detected to see the presence of the virus and the condition of the patient.
The stool test can also be recommended by the doctor as the virus of this disease is widely spread and present in the stool of the patient.
Once the virus is detected inside the patient, the next step is to know the true stage of the disease plus the extent of the damage the virus has caused to the liver. Thus true pictures can be seen through ultrasonography, CT scan, and MRI.
For the detailed study of Hepatitis E, liver biopsy is the best and final solution. The doctor may collect a sample of liver tissues to be examined in labs for further details untold in blood tests and scans.
Homeopathy has many remedies for Hepatitis E. Several medicines are available that help in relieving mild to severe symptoms of the disease. Some Homeopathic remedies for Hepatitis E are as follow
In the cases of Hepatitis E where the patient becomes sensitive to food with feelings of nausea, ask for Arsenicum Album as the best Homeo remedy. The patient becomes so sensitive that he can not tolerate the sight and smell of food(Colchicum). Normally retching is common in such patients but vomiting is also seen after food intake due to irritation in the stomach. Whatever he eats seems to be stuck inside the esophagus. Arsenicum Album is also very best to control the excessive thirst in patients with Hepatitis E.
Lycopodium is the best remedy for patients with this disease who suffer from indigestion with severe pain in the upper abdomen. The patient feels extreme pressure inside the stomach with the sour taste of food. Lycopodium also helps in relieving the swollen liver and the associated pain that is felt in the lower abdomen. The sharp shooting pain that spreads across the abdomen is best relieved using this medicine.
Pale skin and eyes along with nausea and vomiting are common in patients with Hepatitis E. The general symptoms of the disease like pale skin, vomiting, sore liver, and sharp pain are best relieved using the Homeo remedy of Natrum Sulphuricum. The patient feels such sharp unbearable stitching pain inside the abdomen that can not even bear the touch of clothes around the waist. The patient does not even get relief on lying rather feels bruised pain when lies on his left side. The urge of passing stool also increases when pressure is applied to the abdomen.
Chelidonium is one of the best Homeo remedies for not only Hepatitis E but all of its types. This medicine is very best in relieving the general symptoms of Hepatitis like pale skin, jaundice, extreme pain, and lethargy. Chelidonium is especially the best remedy when eating food that causes pain and the patient feels a sharp desire for warm food or drinks. This medicine helps in relieving such cravings as well as helps in controlling the pain associated with it.
Phosphorus is the best remedy in Homeopathy for conditions where Hepatitis E is associated with jaundice, cirrhosis, and liver degeneration. There is a tendency of extreme sweating at the night along with discomfort during sleep in patients with Hepatitis E. The affected individuals often become sensitive in nature and sometimes to temperature.
Hepatitis E having stress and rich food as its root cause needs Nux Vomica to relieve the problem. This medicine is especially best when the patient is inclined to indigestion with pain and bitter burping. Another main reason for selecting Nux Vomica for Hepatitis E remedy is the high use of alcohol. Persons who are inclined to excessive alcoholism are at their disposal and need Nux Vomica to get rid of painful symptoms of the disease.
Note: Please do not use any of these medicines on your own without consulting a professional homeopathic doctor.