6 Nutrition and Dietary Supplements That Help Chronic Hepatitis
A report on viral hepatitis by University Of Maryland Medical Center recommends Coenzyme Q10 supplementation may be beneficial for Chronic Hepatitis Sufferers.
Although no special diets have been shown to help treat acute hepatitis, eating small snacks during the day, with larger ones in the morning, may be recommended to prevent weight loss and reduce nausea. Generally, eating a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants, can help most people who are battling a chronic disease.
DO NOT drink alcohol, especially if you have chronic hepatitis.
Tell your health care provider about any supplements you are thinking about taking.
- Vitamin C, as an antioxidant and for immune support. Your provider may recommend high-dose intravenous vitamin C to treat hepatitis C. Speak with your physician.
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), for antioxidant, immune, and muscular support. CoQ10 may interact with blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin) and aspirin by decreasing their effectiveness.
- Acetyl-L-carnitine, for antioxidant and antiviral activity. People who have a history of seizures should not take Acetyl-L-carnitine. It may interfere with thyroid hormone and potentially increase the blood-thinning effects of certain medications.
- Probiotic supplement (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus), for maintenance of gastrointestinal and immune health. Some probiotic supplements need refrigeration. People who are immune compromised, or who take immune-suppressive drugs, should only take probiotics under the direction of a physician.
- N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), for liver and antioxidant support. NAC can potentially interact with nitroglycerin.
- SAMe (s-adenosylmethionine), for liver and antioxidant support. If you have bipolar disorder your doctor should monitor you closely for signs of mania if taking SAMe. SAMe may interfere with some antidepressants and may potentially worsen Parkinson disease.
Read the full article on viral hepatitis by University Of Maryland Medical Center here …