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October 15, 2020
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Hepatitis C Alternative Treatments and Supplements

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Although little information is available regarding the nature of Hepatitis C, it is known to be a dangerous infectious disease caused by the infamous hepatitis C virus (HCV), which affects the liver. It is only in very recent times that Hepatitis C and its consequences were recognized and much about the disease remains unknown including the exact nature of the virus that's responsible for it and its treatment.

Figures show that several Americans (in fact 3 million+) are infected with HCV and unfortunately most of them are unaware that they are carrying the virus. Forms of viral hepatitis other than Hepatitis C are cured without treatment; however, 85 percent of people with HCV develop chronic and often enduring hepatitis C. Moreover, most HCV infected people do not show any symptoms for as long as 30 years post infection. Although the person's liver during this time is slowly damaged by the infection.

More than one organ in a person's body can be host to the virus. But Hepatitis C is primarily spread by blood contaminated by the virus. The immune system of a person infected with the disease is incapable of fighting off the disease.

Persistent hepatitis C weakens a person and he or she usually develops long-term liver ailments. The liver is damaged to the extent that it cannot work properly. Ultimately, most patients develop cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) or liver cancer and many people lose their lives due to liver diseases.

Milk thistle, because of its supposed beneficiary effects to the liver, has been used by the Europeans for several years as a medication for live ailments and jaundice. Milk thistle has been shown to improve liver function and assist in healing damaged organs. It is for this reason that nowadays people with hepatitis C consume milk thistle as supplements. Scientific studies however have found no conclusive proof that milk thistle contributes to curing hepatitis C. Some results highlighted the benefits of Milk thistle in helping people recover from Interferon a common treatment of Hep C.

Milk thistle is a plant that belongs to the aster family. Ragweed, marigold etc are some of the other plants of the aster family.

Silymarin is the chemical component found in Milk thistle fruit that is responsible for its medicinal properties. Herbal medicines that contain milk thistle are available both in tablet and capsule form.

Another nutrient that helps in Hepatitis C is selenium, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Selenium supplementation is known to have reduced the incidence of viral hepatitis in selenium-deficient populations by enhancing the immune system. If you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, your physician may recommend selenium supplements.

Reishi Mushroom or Fairy Grass has various beneficiary effects on the body. It increases the production of interleukin1 and 2 that prevents the growth of tumors. Besides, Reishi mushrooms also function as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral. It also lowers blood pressure and cures diseases like bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis pyelitis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and tumors. It contains substances that fortifies immunity and supports the treatment of Hepatitis C.

1.Get a doctor to perform a correct diagnosis. Hepatitis C infection are hard to detect and can be diagnosed only by using sophisticated blood tests available to doctors only.

2.Give a detailed account of all the medications you are taking including any over-the-counter drugs or herbs or other alternative therapies that you may have availed. Because the liver plays a key role in processing drugs, alcohol, and toxins in the bloodstream, medications, alcoholic beverages, and certain herbs can make the disease worse.

3.Don't give up, keep a positive attitude while you pursue your healing.


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