Breakthrough Treatment for Hepatitis C Shows 100% Success

Hepatits C, the dangerously transmittable disease prevalent in Africa and Asia, may have just met its match.

A new study published at The International Liver Congress in Barcelona, Spain presented the results of a 6-week treatment program involving 20 patients using a 2 drug combination, which was approved for use by the FDA two years ago: sofosbuvir and ledipasvir in pill form.

After a 12-week follow-up, 95% of the patients had zero traces of HCV in their systems.

Since acute hepatitis C rarely reveals early symptoms, the disease has been spread to as many as 200 million people worldwide, whether from sexual contact or shared needles. Lack of treatment can consequently lead to serious liverdisease and damage.

“These exciting findings open up short and cost-effective treatment options that could prevent the spread of HCV in high risk populations,” said Professor Frank Tacke, a Governing Board member of European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). “We look forward to seeing this pilot study extended so the findings can be validated and then hopefully used as a tool to change clinical practice for the better.”

Researchers plan on continuing their study with larger numbers of subjects in order to gauge the possibility of a future vaccine that will be able to treat HCV.

“Our research demonstrates that not only is the combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir safe, well tolerated and effective in patients with acute HCV genotype 1 who have severe liver disease with very high liver enzymes, but a shorter treatment duration does not appear to hinder efficacy,” said Heiner Wedemeyer, professor at Hannover Medical School, according to the report.

As this treatment can be quite costly, patients may want to look into more holistic medicine practices and doctors who have recommended high doses of Vitamin C to treat this virus.

Treating and Maybe Curing Hepatitis C with Natural and Holistic Methods

Hepatitis is a really harsh virus. Liver is the basic place where it spreads and reproduces just like a parasite. If hepatitis is somehow attacked, it might be temporarily asleep, and hidden in other body parts like chicken pox, herpes, and H.I.V.

Once the immune system of the body is weakened, the hepatitis may attack again and overrun the improperly protected body. This is why even a transplant of liver will not cure hepatitis, as it will be hidden in other body parts.

Once the body weakens enough, the virus goes into the transplanted liver, and the process goes all over again. Hepatitis has many variants, and the worst one is thought to be the incurable Hepatitis C.

We will focus on this version since the immune system is capable of eliminating other types like hepatitis B and A, in time, and without the need of intervention, of course if the person takes proper care of himself.

Overview of Hepatitis Symptoms

A person will start feeling hepatitis symptoms five weeks after the infection, or afterwards.

Short-Term (Acute) Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Liver pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dark colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Gray or clay colored stools
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Irritability

Long-Term (Chronic) Symptoms

  • Vomiting with blood
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Jaundice
  • Fluid retention
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Weight loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Hepatic encephalopathy

Secondary Effects of Chronic Hepatitis

  • Varicose veins
  • High cholesterol
  • Cancers
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rages
  • Allergies

More Symptoms of Long-Term Liver Distress Found by Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Tendon problems
  • Vision problems
  • Dry and brittle hair
  • Dry, brittle, discolored, or highly pale (finger) nail beds
  • Cognitive problems (unable to think or plan clearly)
  • Cramping
  • Hypertension and dizziness
  • Hindered joint movement
  • Night blindness
  • Dry eyes
  • Trembling hands and feet
  • Piercing pain in the chest
  • Scanty or absent menstruation
  • Tumors and growths
  • Red eyes
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Confusion, indecisiveness
  • White film on the eye

Underestimated Symptoms: Explosive Hepatitis Rages and Emotional Issues

Western medicine tends to ignore the mental effect of this virus, unlike the ancient Chinese medical literature. If a person has this virus for a longer period, s/he can develop mild confusion, psychotic rages, and indecisiveness.

The number of patients who turned violent as a result of hepatitis is unknown, but it’s more than sure that this type of rage is one of the most destructive hepatitis symptom, as it can isolate patients from family and friends. Moreover, it can cause criminal arrests and losing job.

Researches show that a patient with chronic (long-term) hepatitis should always try to keep a positive mental state with the help of positive activities, such as meditation, or prayer. They can be true life savers since an inflammation of the liver can sometimes eve cause clinical depression.

Relaxation exercises and meditation can be considered as serious medicine in case of hepatitis. Although majority is aware that stored resentment and anger can lead to problems with the heart, not many know that this is also true for the liver. Our emotional state has great impact on our liver, and vice versa. These facts concerning the importance of liver on our mental health were first found by ancient Chinese medicine, and afterwards supported with modern evidence. The conventional medicine is ignoring the hepatitis rages by referring to them as simple “irritability”.

However, people who suffer from hepatitis experience way more than just irritability, and they have to find a way to combat their personal war on 2 levels, the physical and the mental.

The Foundation and Prognosis of a Treatment Protocol

No successes have been reported in the curing of hepatitis C with the help of alternative and allopathic medicine. This virus has somehow managed to avoid every attack strategy. Nevertheless, we don’t lose our hope, since we think we discovered the silver bullet for killing the vicious virus hepatitis C.

Really perplexing cases sometimes require consulting with the ancient Chinese medicine, for the purpose of the research. The Western medicine is still trying to comprehend the health issues which were cured thousands ago by the Chinese physicians. Using such ancient medicine is hard in terms of translating its unusual explanations of why and how things appear from its mysterious concepts, like relating yin and yang in the modern perception of the human body.

Although a proper cure for chronic hepatitis hadn’t been found even by the traditional Chinese medicine, it doesn’t mean that the knowledge they learned is useless. They consider the liver to belong to an organ triad which includes the lungs and spleen as well.  They believed these organs inter-communicate somehow. For instance, patients with chronic hepatitis have problematic spleen, and they are more prone to lung infections such as bronchitis. So, it is recommended taking care of these 3 organs by protecting and strengthening them.

This virus attacks the liver which can result in extreme inflammation and other severe complications. The literal meaning of the word “Hepatitis” comes from “hepato”-liver, and “itis”-inflammation.

According to some statistics, about 80 percent of the people with this virus don’t show any hepatitis symptoms, and this is rather significant. Because just 20 percent of the people with hepatitis show problematic symptom, it can be concluded that this virus attacks only opportunistically, once the body’s immunity is weakened enough.

This characteristic shows its resemblance to shingles, herpes, and H.I.V. It is exactly this realization that should create the first rule in the treating of hepatitis, and that is to significantly strengthen the immunity of hepatitis patients in order to result in its hibernation. Although this will not cure the virus, it is a great start to a proper recovery.

Anti-Viral Support and General Immune Support for the Liver

Although using all of these is not necessary, still we highly recommend using the 1st group at least, which will lead to significant improvement of the health. Despite that the following supplements won’t act as a cure to hepatitis, they will give the basic support that the body needs in order to take the strike to another level. The order of the listed items is of importance.

  • Diet with the focus on lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries
  • Sunlight exposure
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • 400 mg. twice a day of Milk thistle
  • Vitamin C (3000 mg. dosage a day)
  • Small amount of Selenium
  • Combination of flax seed oil with yogurt (Budwig style)
  • Curcumin or turmeric
  • Light exercises on a daily basis
  • Arginine (particularly for males at the age of 30 and older)
  • Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra’s root)
  • Dandelion
  • Moderate use of sea salt on everything
  • Topical usage of iodine
  • Zinc supplements
  • Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng)
  • Carefully use sophora root, and in cases of high blood pressure avoid it

Optional Supplements (lower dosages in case it provokes problems)

  • 300 mg. of Glutathione in the morning and evening
  • 500 mg. of Quercetin in the morning and evening)
  • 250-500 mg. of CoQ10 in the morning and evening
  • Few cups of green tea on a daily basis
  • DHEA
  • 500 mg. of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) twice a day

Optional Supplements for hepatitis emotional issues with insomnia, anxiety, and similar.

  • Skullcap
  • Use chamomile which can result in drowsiness, but avoid in case of ragweed allergies
  • Unless there’s a possibility of pregnancy, use St. John’s Wort

Castor Oil Transdermal Packs

In cases of severe inflammation, castor oil is beneficial when absorbed through the skin over the spleen and liver. First, soak a clean rag in pure, cold-pressed castor oil, and then squeeze the excess oil before using the rag. Put the rag over the organs on bare skin, and then place a plastic piece over the rag in order to put a hot water bottle on it. Make sure the bottle is as hot as you can bare.

Treating and Maybe Curing Hepatitis C With Natural and Holistic Methods 2Help the person who’s numb because of drugs with common sense to get a safe and proper heat level. This treatment should last a minimum of half an hour every day for utmost health benefits. Since some of the oil might run down to the floor or furniture, the person can as well put a plastic piece underneath him/her.

What to Avoid?

There are some substances which do both, weaken the immunity and aggravate the condition. Such substances should be avoided by hepatitis patients. The list of them is rather restrictive, although they don’t have to be permanent. These substances can be beneficial when trying to cure a flare-up of the disease, or fighting against it. Some of the things to avoid are over-the –counter medicines, since none of them really cures anything. Reject them, and if possible all pharmaceuticals as well, as they stress the liver, spleen, and kidneys.

Inflammatory Substances

  • Fructose, Sucrose, etc.
  • Alcohol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
  • Aspirin
  • MSG (all forms)
  • Naproxen
  • Deodorants
  • Vaccines
  • Anti-bacterial products
  • Fabric softeners
  • Soy
  • Pesticides
  • Caffeine
  • Canola
  • Black tea
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Soft drinks
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Homogenized milk
  • Refined (bleached) sugars
  • Harsh soaps and detergents
  • Fluoride
  • Air fresheners
  • “Table” Salt

More Aggressive Strategy

Combining an effective antiviral with an agent which can lead to extreme penetration into the cells where the virus hepatitis is hiding, in order to destroy it is in fact a successful treatment. The alternative medicine’s most potent anti-pathogen for general purpose is colloidal silver.

However, in cases of hepatitis, silver had always showed insignificant effects which is probably because of the ability of the pathogen to hibernate and hide when threatened. As the infection hibernates, the symptoms subside which is why colloidal silver usually helps temporarily, since the infection re-appears once the coast is clear.

Every partially successful treatment is the same as this one. Although colloidal silver is able to give us the solution we so much need, it is ineffective when alone since it doesn’t have sufficient penetrating power to saturate in the parts where the virus is hiding. Chlorophyll is the answer to getting that penetration. Our body uses this green compound produced by plants, to pull the minerals from organic vegetables straight to the cells. Silver is one of those minerals inside vegetables.

If a person wants to try to destroy or at least neutralize hepatitis, s/he should adhere to the previously given advices. However, it is recommended that a patient should only try to terminate this virus when s/he has regained strength. As a last part of the protocol is utilizing the combination of colloidal silver and chlorophyll. Hold this solution couple of minutes inside your mouth before you swallow it, for best direct blood absorption.

Combine 15-20 drops of liquid chlorophyll concentrate and 2.5 fluid ounces (5 tablespoons) of high quality colloidal silver to get the minimum dosage. Take it few times a day for couple of weeks, although the best option is to continue taking it for couple of months.The patients with hepatitis who were contacted didn’t want to give much information about the results of the protocol in terms of how effective it was and how long it should be.

Generally, diabetes and hepatitis sufferers are the patients who don’t cooperate the most, which is why the researchers had troubles in collecting empirical data. Nevertheless, they believe that if followed religiously, this protocol can work. Since every infection caused by hepatitis is different, and because it’s a rather new protocol, the researchers from the National Institutes of Health, with the leader Robbi Borjeson, M.D, can’t give the exact amounts of doses for everything.

Carnivora- Fraudulent Treatment of Hepatitis

As always, there are some people who always strive to profit from the sufferings of other people. Beware of those who offer quick and simple solutions to serious diseases. Carnivora is the new patented product which is at the same time the biggest fraud connected to hepatitis. Namely, it’s a herb that is derived from the plant ‘Venus flytrap’, and chemically extracted digestive enzymes from the same plant.

The creators were led by the assumption that as the digestive juices eat insects and not causing any damages to the plants, then the same substance must cure hepatitis. Although herbs can’t be patented, this one is somehow, and it there’s no proofs that it can do anything, although is promoted as the cure for hepatitis.

Pharmaceuticals are Never a Feasible Option

One of the reasons why the majority of today’s pharmaceuticals should be considered as counterproductive and unacceptable by any society, is their usage in the hepatitis treatment. Ribavirin and Rebetron are what most patients with Hepatitis C are prescribed with, although it’s practically impossible to find other 2 treatment examples that are worse than the mere condition.

Rebetron is the more popular choice, whose initial effect is hemolytic anemia. In such condition there’s a red blood cells deficiency and early death of already existing red blood cells. Another effect of Rebetron are insomnia, crippled liver (hepatic dysfunction), suicidal behavior, depression, severe birth defects, thyroid abnormalities, pulmonary function impairment, pancreatitis, suppressed bone marrow function and diabetes. The patients however have more chances to die from Rebetron than Hepatitis C.

Clinical trials of Ribavarin, the other prescribed drug for Hepatitis, showed one or more adverse effects in more than 96 percent of the subjects. They included fatigue, birth defects, chills, headaches, dizziness, anemia, myalgia (muscle pain), insomnia, neutropenia (failure of the bone marrow to produce white blood cells), hemolytic anemia, vomiting, anxiety,diabetes, weight loss, aggression, dyspnea (shortness of breath), unspecified pains, arthralgia (joint pain), serious retinal detachment (blindness), leukopenia (decrease in white blood cells).

Final Thoughts

If you think that the recommendations of this protocol are too expensive or difficult, you can try checking the price rates for liver transplants. Not only that these methods cost less money, but they are significantly safer that the treatments from orthodox medicine.

THE EFFECTS OF HEPATITIS C ON THE BODY

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that primarily causes inflammation of the liver, but the effects can be felt throughout the body.

The Effects of Hepatitis C on the Body

Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that is passed through contact with the blood of an infected person. The infection leads to inflammation of the liver.

The liver processes blood and filter toxins so they don’t cause damage to your body. The liver also produces bile, which helps you to digest food and stores glucose and vitamins. Inflammation makes it difficult for the liver to perform these vital functions. In time, the hepatitis C infection can affect the entire body.

Early symptoms, including yellowing skin and fatigue, may be mild and easily dismissed. Chronic infection can cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). As the disease progresses, symptoms such as skin problems, blood disorders, and fever may appear.

In the long term, hepatitis C can lead to severe liver damage, liver cancer, and liver failure. Early treatment can help delay or prevent serious damage.

Digestive System

A healthy liver performs many functions that are crucial to your health. The liver is responsible for producing bile, a substance needed to break down fats. The body stores bile in the gallbladder, then sends it to the beginning section of the small intestine (duodenum). Bile is then combined with stomach acids and digestive fluids from the pancreas, which help the intestines absorb nutrients into the bloodstream.

Hepatitis C can severely hinder the liver’s ability to produce bile. Inflammation of the gallbladder can make it painful to digest fatty foods. Therefore, people with hepatitis C may feel some pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen. This may be due to a build-up of fluid in the stomach (ascites). This occurs when the damaged liver doesn’t produce enough albumin, a substance that regulates the amount of fluid in cells.

Other digestive symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Stool may become pale or clay-colored, and urine may darken.

Central Nervous System

When the liver doesn’t filter toxins from the blood, they can damage the central nervous system (hepatic encephalopathy). This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including sweet or musty breath, weakening of small motor skills, and sleep disturbances. Dry eyes and mouth are sometimes associated with hepatitis C.

A build-up of toxins in the brain can cause confusion, forgetfulness, poor concentration, and personality changes. Advanced symptoms include abnormal shaking, agitation, disorientation, and slurred speech. Severe cases may cause coma.

Circulatory System

The liver filters toxins out of your bloodstream. It also produces proteins needed for healthy blood and helps to regulate blood clotting. A poorly functioning liver can create blood flow problems and increase pressure in the vein that leads to the liver (portal vein). This can cause portal hypertension, which may force blood to find an alternate vein. The vein can burst if it’s too small, causing serious internal bleeding (variceal bleeding).

A poorly functioning liver is unable to properly extract iron from the blood and store it for later use. This can result in anemia.

A healthy liver also helps convert sugars into glucose and store it for energy. Too much sugar in the bloodstream can lead to insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes.

Blood tests can reveal the presence of hepatitis C antibodies in the bloodstream. If you have antibodies, it means you’ve been exposed to the virus. In most cases, a second blood test is used to confirm a hepatitis C diagnosis.

Skin, Hair, and Nails (Integumentary System)

A protein molecule called hemoglobin is found in red blood cells. Hemoglobin transports oxygen and iron to cells throughout the body. Iron is crucial in sustaining cells that make up healthy skin, fingernails, toenails, and hair.

Bilirubin is another important substance in hemoglobin. When the liver can’t do its job, bilirubin can build up and cause your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow (jaundice).

Endocrine and Immune Systems

The endocrine system regulates hormones. As part of the endocrine system, the thyroid gland delivers hormones into the bloodstream. Sometimes hepatitis C can cause the immune system to mistakenly attack or damage thyroid tissue. This can cause an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), which can lead to sleep disorders and weight loss. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can make you feel sluggish. According to The Hepatitis Trust, this is more common in women than in men.