Dr. John K.C. B.H.M.S (M.D.Hom.)
Senior Consultant Homoeopath

Former Lecturer, Fr. Muller's Homoeopathic Medical College, Mangalore.

Specialist in Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Skin & Allergy

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis CAlmost one in every 70 persons in the US, that is 1.45% of the American population is estimated to be suffering with Hep C. The same is true with India and many other countries.

Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver. When the inflammation of the liver is due to a specific RNA virus which leads to chronic inflammation, it is called Hepatitis C. There are several virus names as A,B,C,D,E, etc. which are known to affect the liver, producing Hepatitis-A, Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, etc. In fact, this particular virus has a capacity to induce not only inflammation but scarring of the liver, which is called as cirrhosis of liver. The virus tends to multiply rapidly hence not allowing to develop natural antibodies in adequate quantity. This virus is a slow and silent destroyer of liver cell. It may so happen that one may not realize the infection for years together.

After a prolonged state of inflammation cirrhosis may take place, which may take ten to fifty years. It is a very slow process, if not aggravated by certain food habits and alcohol.

How does one get Hepatitis C?

The virus spreads through blood or infected syringes. (Similar to Hepatitis B and HIV infection.) Those who are drug addicts using syringes, frequent blood donors (not using sterile syringes) are prone to catch this virus. Tattooing and body piercing could be a source of infection. Organ transplant, dental procedires,dialysis for kidney failure are other important sources of infection. It is not uncommon that one may get this virus through sexual contact. It is believed by most, today that steady partner may not need physical protection if one partner is Hepatitis C positive. However, unsafe sex with changing partners may prove to be a source of infection. It does not spread by touch, saliva, air, food or water. Mother to baby transmission during the birth is possible. However, the rate of such transmission is not significantly high..

Symptoms Of Hepatitis C

The HCV infection takes years to produce symptoms in those infected with this virus. About 35% of the infected people may produce symptoms while the rest may not produce symptoms at all. Hepatitis C does not have prominent symptoms in the early stage. The infected individual may experience vague symptoms such as abdominal pain, impaired digestion, loss of appetite, lassitude, weakness, itching, etc. However, these symptoms are so common that it is hard to point towards the diagnosis of Hepatitis C. The severity of the symptoms is not directly proportional to the intensity of liver dysfunction, however.

Patients in the advanced stage may experience more severe symptoms such as yellow sclera, sometimes paleness (whiteness) of eyes, loss of appetite, depression, bleeding from rectum, bloody vomiting, exhaustion and weight loss. Advanced stage symptoms of Hepatitis C are those due to chronic inflammation of liver (hepatitis), cirrhosis (scarring of tissues) of liver and/or liver failure. The patients with acute Hepatitis C present with lethargic feeling, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, body pain, and exhaustion. Objectively, one may observe yellowness of sclera (icterus or jaundice as it is called).

Investigations and Diagnosis

The clinical symptoms alone cannot determine the diagnosis of Hepatitis C. The diagnostic test for Hepatitis C involves a study of certain Liver enzymes and Hepatitis C specific antibodies in the blood. Anti Hepatitis C (Anti HCV) virus antibodies can be detected in the blood after 3 to 6 weeks. It may be noted that Anti HCV may not be detected adequately during the acute phase of Hepatitis C. ELISA test for HCV antibody is an important diagnostic test to detect the HCV antibodies, which indicates exposure to the infection.

The Qualitative test: (To find our Antibodies to Hepatitis C virus)

  • Enzyme immunoassay test (EIA): This test has to be carried out in the initial stage.
  • b. Recombinant Immunoblot Assay (RIBA): This an additional test to support and confirm the diagnosis if the EIA is positive.

Above tests will give a clue if one has an exposure to the infection. However, they cannot indicate the quantum or extent of infection. There are some quantitative tests to determine the amount of virus titer, that is HCV RNA.

The Quantitative test

  • The quantitative tests to detect amount (titer) of virus (HCV RNA) are
  • Amplicor HCV Monitor™
  • Quantiplex HCV RNA (bDNA) It is important to note that the laboratory test as above may be false positive or false negative.

Genotype study

The Hep C virus can have several variants, largely six of them, namely Genotype 1, Genotype 2, Genotype 3, Genotype 4, Genotype 5, and Genotype 6. There are also some subtypes such as 1a, 1b, etc. Patients from different countries have shown different types.

Homoeopathic Treatment for Hepatitis C

What we should do once diagnosed to have Hepatitis C –infection??? The search begins to find out dependable curative treatment in any system of medicine. Which doctor to meet? Gastroenterologist having the longest list of alphabets after his name OR a doctor who is sitting in a multistoried hospital building in AC consulation room OR a doctor who is travelling in BMW or Benz cars OR a doctor who has an expertise in treating Hepatitis C infection??? Which one to prefer???? Very good Question. You should meet a doctor having a long clinical expertise in treating Hepatitis B or C infection. Identify a doctor who has a long track record in the field of Hepatitis B & C, than a person who has a book knowledge about Hepatitis B or C. Remember all that glitters is NOT gold. Study has nothing to do with practice, study enables one to achieve more degrees, while practice is purely on clinical skills and experience. This can be identified from the confidence with which the doctor speaks, treated cases in his website or any publications or other platforms. Identify a doctor who is lucky to hold at least one cured case report in his life time with his hand.

Homeopathy has proven treatment for various viral infections. Based on this established fact, Dr John K C, (the one and only expert in South India for Hepatitis B & C) has been working on the treatment of Hepatitis C for the last 20  years. Only Homoeopathy has treatment which has shown promising results when all other conventional methods fail in attaining the goal of making Anti HCV negative. You may see the latest cured negative results in the homepage itself.

Homoeopathic treatment works in the following manner:
  • Reducing the viral count and activity by stimulating the immune system.
  • Treating the after effects of tissue changes due to Hep C virus.
  • Curing completely the presence of virus by turning AntiHCV negative, which is the sole  aim and objective of the treatment.
The scientific study shows that the homeopathic treatment helps achieve reduction in viral load too. Hepatitis C is a difficult viral infection. It has a tendency to stay in the body for years. The conventional treatment methods using the modern medicine appears to be not effective, that too, with chances of relapse and many adverse side effects. You will come to know about it once progressed to Cirrhosis or Liver Cancer. I have carried out a clinical study using homeopathic treatment. Our treatment protocol has helped many patients in a significant way. The documented clinical studies have proven that homeopathy works in reducing the viral count of Hep C patients in many patients and also in removing even the last traces of Virus and to make you Anti HCV to NON REACTIVE status. Even though it is difficult to predict the time by which a person would turn Anti HCV negative, on an average it takes 3-6 months for the same.Factors that can delay treatment include certain genotypes, heavy Viral Load and congenital infection You may opt for homeopathy, for
  • Freshly detected case
  • AntiHCV positive cases
  • Failure with modern medicine drug
  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Please remember the following when making a visit for consultation
  1.  Come along with two close relatives (blood relations)
  2.  Carry with you the latest and old treatment records, prescriptions, test results, scan reports if any.
  3.  Bring AntiHCV test report taken within 5 days before the consultation. If you do not have a recent test report, a fresh test will be required.
  4.  Come prepared to do blood tests, scan or any other investigations relevant.
  5.  Medicines are given for a minimum period of 1 month onwards. Talk to doctor for medicine costs.
  6. Consultation is STRICTLY on prior fixed appointments. No one is allowed to enter without appointment.
  7. Appointments can be made through sms/Email/WhatsApp/Voice calls.
  8. Voice calls are allowed only after 3pm on all days, but other methods at any time.
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