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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Hepatitis--Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment in TEOTWAWKI

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Disclaimer. I am not a licensed health practitioner. This is just another post on an item you might wish to have available if needed so that a physician can treat you and your family as best as possible. No medication, including those available over the counter, should be taken without consulting a physician. Information shared here is for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not medical advice nor a substitute for licensed medical care. A qualified, licensed physician or other medical provider should be consulted before beginning any herbal or conventional treatment.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The patient may be entirely asymptomatic, have only mild symptoms, or the outcome may be death. Accordingly, we need to learn more about it to avoid it if possible and treat it if someone falls victim to it.

There are numerous types of hepatitis. Most of us have heard of types A, B, and C, but there are others going through the alphabet all the way to at least X. These others are extremely rare and won't be able to be diagnosed or even guessed at without a functioning laboratory.

Hepatitis is another one of those diseases that is best avoided and there are measures to take to protect yourself and your family. There are vaccines available for preventing hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. In addition to vaccination and avoiding illicit drug use and unsafe sexual practices, strict adherence to safe food handling practices and personal hygiene, especially washing hands well after using the bathroom and before and during food preparation, will prevent the spread of hepatitis infections.

Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and water, by contaminated food handlers, and through sexual intercourse. It has a six-week incubation period.[1]

Hepatitis B is spread through contaminated bodily fluids. The symptoms are usually indistinguishable from hepatitis A. It may result in permanent liver damage.[2]

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection affecting an estimated 200 million persons worldwide. It is transmitted primarily by intravenous drug abuse, unsafe sexual practices, transfusions, and unsanitary medical practices.[3]

Acute hepatitis is usually a viral infection. The flu-like symptoms include:

Loss of appetite (may last for days)
Weight loss
Right-side abdominal pain
Dark urine--orange to brown
Gray stools[4]

General itchiness all over the body [5]In contrast to gallstones and gallbladder infections in which the pain onset is relatively rapid, with hepatitis the pain gradually develops over days.[6] The disease is usually mild in small children and more serious in older individuals and pregnant women. However, some people may be entirely asymptomatic.[7] The usual course of the illness is that the patient will be very sick for 14 days and extremely weak and fatigued for another 1-3 months. The patient is contagious until three weeks after the jaundice in the eyes disappears.[8]

Treatment: Conventional antivirals are ineffective in treating hepatitis. The patient must rest for months. When the patient is able to eat, foods should include lots of fruits and vegetables and very little protein. Fruit and vegetable juices are excellent. Soups are also good. Protein makes the liver work too hard. Fats are to be avoided. No alcohol should be consumed for at least six months. In the conventional medicine world, there is not much to be done other than to keep the patient comfortable and help him rest. Most infections resolve within two to six weeks.[9]

Alternative medicine options. The following herbs may be of help. They are not cures, but limited research has shown them to be of benefit.
Hepatitis A, B, and CBarberry/Oregongrape [10]
Chicory [11]
Chinese skullcap [12]
Licorice has been used for over 60 years in treating hepatitis C in Japan. It takes ten days to see results.[13]
Milk thistle [14]
Hepatitis BArtemisia[15]
Japanese barberry[20]
Hepatitis C Artemisia
Rhodiola[25] Links to related posts:
Japanese barberry
Milk Thistle


[1] Cynthia Koelker, Armageddon Medicine, 97.
[2] Joseph Alton, Survival Medicine Handbook, 183.
[3] Ibid, 184.
[4] Cynthia Koelker, Armageddon Medicine, 177.
[5] Joseph Alton, Survival Medicine Handbook, 183.
[6] Armageddon Medicine, 177.
[7] Survival Medicine Handbook, 183.
[8] David Werner, Where There Is No Doctor, 172.
[9] Survival Medicine Handbook, 185.
[10] Charles Kane, Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States, 80, 220.
[11] Ibid, 104.
[12] Stephen Buhner, Herbal Antivirals, 133.
[13] Stephen Buhner, Herbal Antibiotics, 222, 225.
[14] Survival Medicine Handbook, 184.
[15] Herbal Antibiotics, 144.
[16] Herbal Antivirals, 267, 269.
[17] Ibid, 281.
[18] Ibid, 160.
[19] Ibid, 200.
[20] Herbal Antibiotics, 164.
[21] Ibid, 305.
[22] Charles Kane, Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States, 120.
[23] Herbal Antivirals, 172.
[24] Ibid, 235.
[25] Ibid.

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