Hepatitis


Hepatitis A induced jaundice
Photo Credit: CDC / Dr. Thomas F. Sellers / Emory University [Public domain]

Hepatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the liver that is commonly caused by viruses. Other causes include alcohol, drugs, chemicals, toxins, and immune antibodies. The viruses include types A, B, C, and less commonly D and E. Type A hepatitis virus is transmitted by fecal contamination of food or water. Type B and C viruses are transmitted usually through contaminated blood transfusions. Type A is the most common hepatitis seen in the US and its incidence is 1.1 per 100,000.

The common symptoms include:

  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • jaundice (yellow discoloration of eyes, skin and urine)
  • pain in muscles and joints
  • dark urine
  • generalized itching
  • enlarged tender liver
  • stools may become colorless for a short duration

The common goals of treatment of hepatitis of any cause are to maintain good nutrition, prevent further damage to the liver and prevent the spread of the virus to others.

Recommended USANA Support for Hepatitis

CellSentials will provide the antioxidant support needed for overall health. Specifically for this disease, vitamins A and C and liver protective agents n-acetyl cysteine have been seen to work hand in hand with medications used to treat the condition.
Addition of Hepasil, which contains milk thistle extract, will help promote liver cell regeneration and reduce liver cell inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids in Biomega, have been shown in studies to improve liver cell condition in patients with hepatitis.
Proflavanol C 100 will boost the amount of vitamin C and provide for more antioxidant effect and antiinflammation.
The coenzyme Q10 in CoQuinone also adds an antioxidant and immune enhancing agent.
The addition of Probiotics helps normalize the intestinal flora and further promotes better immune function.

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any diseases. No individual should, at any time, use the information found here for self-diagnosis, treatment, or justification in accepting or declining any medical therapy for any health problems or diseases. Any application of the advise herein is at the readers own discretion and risk. Therefore, any individual who has scientific health problem or is taking medications must first seed advise from his or her personal physician or healthcare provider before starting a nutritional supplement program.