Last Modified on Sep 17, 2014
Autoimmune disorders are especially complicated as they involve the body’s natural ability to fight itself. Autoimmune hepatitis is no different, but it can be treated. In addition to medical supervision, natural remedies, such as milk thistle, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar, can help restore the body’s natural functioning and treat the condition.
What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis?
Like many other autoimmune conditions, autoimmune hepatitis is characterized by chronic inflammation. However, with this illness, inflammation is situated in the liver. The condition ranges from mild to severe and may fluctuate in levels of intensity combined with relapses and remissions.
Many individuals experience no symptoms and only identify the condition following a routine blood test. Other individuals experience fatigue, loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle aches and pains, joint sensitivity, and jaundice of the skin and eyes.
What Causes Chronic Inflammation of the Liver?
The exact cause of the condition has not yet been identified; however, research suggests that the condition is linked to certain white blood cells in combination with foreign substances in the body misreading liver cells and attacking them. This attack causes the characteristic inflammation and liver deterioration.
How Is the Condition Typically Treated?
Depending on the severity, you may or may not need treatment at all; however, you should still see a qualified professional for proper diagnosis. Depending on the severity, you may be put on a regimen of corticosteroids or other anti-inflammatory drugs to fight inflammation.
What About Natural Remedies?
You can also use natural remedies to relieve inflammation and prevent further progression of the condition. Milk thistle, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar are three of the most effective treatment options.
1. Milk Thistle
Milk thistle contains an active compound known as silymarin. This compound helps protect the liver from damage and reduces inflammation.
Turmeric contains a spicy compound known as curcumin. This compound helps cleanse the liver and energize the blood. It also helps alleviate inflammation and reduce pain.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
One cause of liver damage is too much ammonia in the blood. ACV helps alkalinize the body and reduce ammonia levels.
In addition to these natural treatments, you may also want to try Ted’s one day aspirin regimen or any of the other reader-contributed suggestions below.
My father has problem with Autoimmune Hepatitis since one year. But no medicines are working. Kindly provide some suggestion so that problem can be sorted out.
Replied by Joe Shmoe
Autoimune Hepatitis/ high liver test:
hi, for the last 4 years my ALT and AST test have been up and down never exceeding 100 on either. first of the year after a party where I did drink, which I don't drink much normaly.. I had test done again within a week, one test was just over 100 and the other 146. At that point I decided my only option left after taking a liver cleanse and milk thistle for the few years was a change in diet..
I can't say I cut out all the bad stuff but I eat basicly fresh veggies and meats, nothing hardley ever thats pre packaged or packed with preservatives and extra sugars or salt.. I stopped with sodas( 2 liter a day) just quit those and now I drink water.. I have lost weight feel better, but...
here is the tricky thing
ALT and AST were over 250 each
and my Alkalida Phosphitates were around 800...
scary yes, I have mild symptoms itching, tiredness, fatigue sometimes.. minimal and rare pain on my right side.
two days after the test I had an ultra sound on my liver.. bile ducts working correctly, no cancerous tissue visible no tumors cyst or growths on my liver galbladder pancreous, all appearing healthy and functioning and no stones, and no issues with my kidneys..
I am 46 female, never been a big drinker since my 20's.. I was a heavy sugar eater.. but that is stopped.. all of your information about BHT is stated for hepatitis, and they think mine could be auto imune Hep..
So in my mind I'm wondering if by making my self heathier I made my imune system stronger allowing it to do more damage to my liver.. they want to do a biopsy of my liver, scary again.. have you ever heard of this supplement BHT working in a case like mine or do you have any suggestions?
Replied by Mr. Ree
Replied by Bee
New York, US
Looking for natural ways to lower ammonia levels in blood chemistry.
Replied by Karen
Autoimmune hepatitis: Hi my name is Aparna. I had abnormal blood test. Also I have non alcoholic fatty liver. I have been taking milk thistle everday, drink milk with turmeric, go to gym 3 times a week, eating more salad, but still I have constipation and can't loose weight. My height is 5 feet weight 58 any sugession?