Definition of Hepatitis:

Inflammation of the liver usually resulting in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, abnormal liver function, clay-colored stools, and dark urine.  May be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins or transfusion of incompatible blood.  Can be life-threatening.  Severe hepatitis may lead to cirrhosis and chronic liver dysfunction.

Topics Related to Hepatitis

Alcoholism Recovery Issues

...the condition
“...Therefore, it is not recommended for people with active hepatitis and other liver diseases.”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Lipoic acid is used therapeutically for a variety of conditions including chemical hypersensitivity syndrome, heavy metal toxicity, diabetic neuropathy, chronic aggressive hepatitis, elevated liver enzymes and liver toxicity...”
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American Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...One species found in China has a beneficial effect in liver disorders such as hepatitis, actually improving liver-function tests...”

Artichoke Extract

...as a treatment
“...Choleretics are very useful in the treatment of hepatitis and other liver diseases via this "decongesting" effect...”

Autologous Transfusion

...related topic
“...This stored personal blood is a protection against AIDS, hepatitis, and other communicable diseases.”

BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

...as a treatment
“...Avoid use in hepatitis or other liver problems...”


...related topic
“The presence of abnormally high bilirubin in the blood, usually signifying hepatitis, with jaundice due next week.”

Cancer, General

...our question about Vegetarian, vegan or raw-food diet
“...Maybe this reactive alien molecule also triggers autoimmune diseases like hepatitis and arthritis...”

Castor Oil

...as a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, enlargement or congestion...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...It is also known its hepatoprotector effect on the Hepatitis type B, C, A, herpes, and HIV...”

Chinese Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Chinese skullcap has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for allergies, infection, spasms, inflammation, gout, hepatitis, fever, and headaches...”


...as a treatment
“...anecdotal reports indicate that chlorella is effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Chronic Inflammation

...our question about Your ferritin level
“Less common causes of elevated ferritin levels include the presence of chronic inflammatory disorders, acute hepatitis and Gaucher's disease.”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Damage to the liver progresses through three stages ... alcoholic hepatitis (widespread inflammation and death of liver cells), which is sometimes reversible...”


...as a treatment
“...An infusion of the herb has shown of benefit in the treatment of glandular fever, tonsillitis, hepatitis and cystitis...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...digestive aid, diphtheria, dysentery, ear infections*, eczema – various locations*, fibrositis, flu*, gastritis, gingivitis, gonorrhea*, gum recession, halitosis, hay fever*, hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate...”


...the condition
“...The main danger of an amebic dysentery is involvement of the liver, and can lead to hepatitis, cysts and abscesses...”

Eclipta Alba

...as a treatment
“...Coumestans are known to possess estrogenic activity; Wedelolactone possesses a wide range of biological activities and is used for the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis, as an antibacterial, anti-hemorrhagic...”

Elevated Bilirubin Levels

...the condition
“...Increased bilirubin levels may be due to liver disease (such as hepatitis), blood disorders (such as hemolytic anemia), or blockage of the bile ducts through which bile flows from the liver to the small intestine...”
...relationship to Hepatitis
“...To further investigate the cause of jaundice or increased bilirubin levels, liver function tests or other evidence of infective hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, C, delta, E, etc...”

Enlarged Liver

...the condition
“...The liver usually feels soft if it is enlarged because of acute hepatitis, fatty infiltration, congestion with blood, or early obstruction of the bile ducts...”

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

...the condition
“...Symptoms of mononucleosis mimic those of other infectious diseases, including hepatic dysfunction (hepatitis), rubella and toxoplasmosis...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...Common causes are incorrect diet, excessive alcohol intake, adverse reactions to drugs and toxic chemicals, and viral hepatitis.  Having some fat in the liver is considered normal...”


...as a treatment
“...Those with hepatitis, cirrhosis, or other liver disorders are advised not to take fennel.”

Gallbladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Examples include gallstones and viral hepatitis.  During a physical examination, the doctor will check for jaundice, lumps, tenderness or fluid buildup...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Acute appendicitis, pneumonia, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, hepatitis, kidney infections, and even a heart attack may mimic a gallbladder attack, so it is important to see a physician immediately if symptoms occur...”
...our question about Pale stools
“...An inflamed liver (hepatitis) or some kind of blockage in the bile ducts (like a gall stone) can turn stools pale.”

Gilbert's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia is the only significant laboratory abnormality, which is important clinically because it is often misdiagnosed as chronic hepatitis.”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis Herpetiformis (caused by gluten); Vitiligo; Symptoms caused by the following Gall bladder problems; Elevated liver enzymes; Non alcoholic fatty liver; Autoimmune hepatitis; Lymphoma; Platelet disorders; Gluten sensitivity should not be self-diagnosed, since other medical problems could be the cause of similar symptoms...”


...the condition
Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver...”
...our question about Blood transfusions
“While transfusion-related HIV and hepatitis are now relatively rare events, emerging or unknown infections, transfusion errors, and immunomodulation remain compelling reasons to minimize the use of allogeneic transfusion.”
...relationship to Liver Disease
Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection.”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“...The hepatitis D virus is another virus that infects the liver, but only in people who already have hepatitis B.”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“Vitamin B12 (with or without folic acid) has been reported in studies from the 1950s to help some people with hepatitis.  Vitamin B12 injections are likely to be more beneficial than oral administration, though 1,000mcg taken orally each day can also be supplemented...”
...recommendation Phyllanthus
“Phyllanthus has been studied primarily in carriers of the hepatitis B virus, as opposed to those with chronic active hepatitis.  In one study, administering this herb for 30 days appeared to eliminate the hepatitis B virus in 22 of 37 cases (59%)...”
...recommendation See Infectious Disease Specialist
“When hepatitis is only suspected, lab testing should be performed to rule out hepatitis B and C and, if negative, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) also.”
...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“...[Jenkins PJ, Portmann BP, Eddleston AL, Williams R. Use of polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine in HBsAg negative chronic active hepatitis: Results of prospective double-blind controlled trial...”
...recommendation Licorice Root
“...It is not known whether oral licorice extracts that are high in glycyrrhizin are effective against hepatitis...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...While many doctors are reporting good success in treating Hepatitis with ozone, there have been limited studies performed...”
...recommendation Zinc
“...Zinc promotes cell immunity and inhibits Hepatitis E Virus replication.”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...and dairy products) and higher in grains, vegetables, fruits, vegetable proteins (legumes such as soy), and essential fatty acids (cold-water fish, nuts, and seeds) that are all recommended for Hepatitis.  Foods that support the liver are beets, artichokes, yams, onions, garlic, green leafy vegetables, apples, and lemons.”
...recommendation Folic Acid
“See the link between Hepatitis and Vitamin B-Complex.”
...recommendation against Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“Large doses of niacin may further increase the already elevated liver enzymes usually seen in hepatitis.”
...recommendation Silymarin / Milk Thistle
“...that silymarin has the ability to block fibrosis, a process that contributes to the eventual development of cirrhosis in persons with inflammatory liver conditions secondary to alcohol abuse or hepatitis.  This action makes milk thistle extract potentially attractive to persons with chronic hepatitis C – particularly those who have not responded to standard drug therapy...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...It has an inhibitory effect against a variety of organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, including those causing Hepatitis.  Turmeric also affects membrane fluidity, which impairs Hepatitis C virus binding and fusion.”
...recommendation Colostrum / Transfer Factor
Hepatitis Specific Transfer Factors from colostrum were used in 260 cases and a 100% clinical recovery was reported with no side-effects...”
...recommendation Catechin
“Catechin has helped people with acute viral hepatitis, as well as individuals with chronic hepatitis, though not all studies have found a benefit...”
...recommendation Beta-Carotene
“See the link between Hepatitis and Vitamin C.”
...recommendation Colloidal Silver
“The germicidal properties of silver combined with the high particle surface area of a colloid enhances the body's natural defense against infections and viruses such as Hepatitis.  However, more research into the safety and effectiveness of Colloidal Silver is needed.”
...recommendation Selenium
“...Selenium also appears to be protective in individuals infected with hepatitis virus (B or C) against the progression of the condition to liver cancer...”
...recommendation Picrorhiza
“A series of cases of acute viral hepatitis were reported by one group in India, showing picrorhiza, combined with a variety of minerals, to be helpful in hastening recovery...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“Vitamin E levels have been shown to be low in people with hepatitis, as well as in those who go on to develop liver cancer from long-standing hepatitis...”
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Hepatitis A

...related topic
“This form of hepatitis is caused by an RNA virus that is transmitted person-to-person via the fecal-oral route...”


...the condition
“...Fasting hypoglycemia can be caused by ... Hepatitis...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...These include AIDS, CFS, candidiasis, multiple allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), viral hepatitis, gulf war illness, cancer and other illnesses...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
“...Possible complications include ... Hepatitis with jaundice (more common in patients older than 35)...”


...the condition
“...A third type of jaundice occurs when the liver cells are damaged by diseases such as hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver; the damaged liver is unable to remove bilirubin from the blood...”
...relationship to Hepatitis
“...High levels of bilirubin my be excreted by the kidneys in response to inflammation of the liver cells caused by hepatitis.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Other organ systems may become involved (i.e. pericarditis or, much less commonly, hepatitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis or central nervous system involvement)...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Phosphatidylcholine has been used in connection with the following conditions ... Alzheimer's disease, Bipolar disorder, Hepatitis, High cholesterol...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...Studies have shown the following risk factors ... Chronic liver infection (hepatitis) – Certain viruses can infect the liver, and the infection may be chronic...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...Dandelion; Artichoke leaf extract (cynara which becomes caffeic acid in stomach); Curcumin; Bile movement enhancement (cholagogues) Dandelion (enhances flow and improves bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, jaundice); Beet juice and taurine (thins the bile); Coffee enemas; Liver/gallbladder flushing; Fatty Infiltration reduction Alcohol avoidance; Low fat diet; High...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support

...as a treatment
“...Lipotropic formulas have been used for a wide variety of conditions by nutrition-oriented physicians including a number of liver disorders such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and chemical-induced liver disease...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...heart disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, liver trauma, muscle damage, metastases (certain cancers), healing fractures, Paget's liver disease, hyperparathyroidism, hepatic damage (e.g. hepatitis, toxins, cirrhosis), biliary obstruction, cholestasis, dehydration, diabetes insipidus, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hodgkin's disease, malnutrition, nephrotic syndrome...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Diagnostic investigation can include ... Blood tests that help eliminate other causes of cytopenias, for example lupus, hepatitis, B12, folate deficiency, other vitamin deficiencies, renal failure or heart failure, HIV, hemolytic anemia, monoclonal gammopathy...”


...the condition
“...Infections that can cause neutropenia include: Tuberculosis; Dengue fever; Viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV, viral hepatitis; Increased destruction of neutrophils can be due to the body's immune system targeting neutrophils for destruction...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Traditional uses of Oregon grape include: acne, arthritis, bronchial congestion, chronic fatigue, eczema, hepatitis, herpes, hypoglycemia, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, menstrual problems, psoriasis, scrofula, syphilis, and vaginitis...”

Padma 28

...as a treatment
“...Padma 28 has shown promising results in the treatment of atherosclerosis, intermittent claudication, chronic active hepatitis, and infection of the respiratory tract...”


...the condition
“...Risk factors for liver disease include alcoholic cirrhosis and other diseases that lead to cirrhosis, such as viral hepatitis.  Patients with kidney failure can develop nephrotic syndrome, which leads to ascites and can then become infected...”


...as a treatment
“...An Ayurvedic herb, Phyllanthus has been used in connection with secondary hepatitis and other pain, and in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years...”


...as a treatment
“...A series of cases of acute viral hepatitis in India were reportedly treated successfully by a combination of picrorhiza with a variety of minerals...”


...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... Autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune hepatitis...”


...as a treatment
“...Hepatitis patients should take a bed rest during the acute phase...”

Risk Of Premature Death

...the condition
“...The main causes of liver disease are heavy drinking, obesity and viral hepatitis.  Cutting down on drinking and losing weight are the best ways to reduce risk...”

Schisandra Berry

...as a treatment
“...Human trials completed in China (one double-blind and the other preliminary) have shown that schisandra may help people with chronic viral hepatitis.  Schisandra lignans appear to protect the liver by activating the enzymes in liver cells that produce glutathione, an important antioxidant substance...”


...the condition
“...Interferon is a treatment for hepatitis.  An estimated 1-2% of interferon users manifest psychosis or suicidal behavior...”

Selenium Requirement

...relationship to Hepatitis
“...A large-scale study has shown that selenium supplementation reduces the incidence of viral hepatitis in selenium-deficient populations, presumably by enhancing immune function...”


...related topic
“SGOT and SGPT: Liver enzymes that are normally only present in minute quantities in the blood, but become elevated under a variety of circumstances, particularly hepatitis.”

Silymarin / Milk Thistle

...as a treatment
“...metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, etc.).  In numerous clinical studies, silymarin has been shown to have positive effects in treating virtually every type of liver disease including cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, and chemical- or alcohol-induced fatty liver...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...It can also cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and cirrhosis (hardening of the liver)...”


...related topic
“...Splenomegaly is often associated with viral hepatitis, mononucleosis, typhoid fever and abnormally high levels of red blood cells or platelets.”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis may also cause secondary problems outside of the colon such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye (posterior uveitis), liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, kidney stones, carcinoma of the colon, and decreased growth, development, and failure to thrive in...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Ultraviolet blood irradiation is suggested for the following: Viral infections Hepatitis; Atypical/viral pneumonia; Acute poliomyelitis; Encephalitis; Myelitis; Mumps; Measles; Mononucleosis; Herpes; Bacterial infections Staph; Strep; E. coli; Salmonella; Pneumonia; Infected...”


...the condition
“...Liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis and biliary cirrhosis are associated with lowered hepatic clearance and increased circulating immune complexes...”

Very Low Density Lipids

...related topic
“...Chronic elevation occurs when the tissues cannot absorb them or the liver is overwhelmed by carbohydrates, such as in alcoholism, some hepatitis, and diabetes.”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...The initial illness may be an episode of acute hepatitis, occasionally misdiagnosed as infectious mononucleosis...”
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