Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is a non-communicable, liver infecting disease which is classified into acute or chronic, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Though it is non-communicable through direct contact such as sneezing, coughing, it is infectious as the viral infection may be transmitted through contact with body fluids or blood of an infected person. According to latest WHO estimates, 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C, too is an infectious disease which affects the liver. It is caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and if untreated, can lead to more severe conditions such as scarring of the liver, cirrhosis or liver cancer, which may potentially require a liver transplant if other treatment procedures fail.
Ozone therapy is an effective alternative treatment for patients with acute or chronic form of hepatitis B/C. Various studies have shown that the therapy has a direct lethal effect on both the hepatitis B and C viruses because medical ozone has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties in aqueous media. It works by inactivating the virus and thus relieving the patient of his/her illness. Ozone diffused into blood kills the harmful virus, leaving the healthy cells unharmed. Healthy cells remain unaffected because of their ability to produce antioxidants which make them impervious to ozone.
For patients with chronic conditions of hepatitis B/C, bimodal treatment is especially effective – basic treatment supported with ozone therapy not only decreases the time taken to cure, but also protects from hepatorenal syndrome andrenal damage by significantly increasing renal blood flow and by decreasing plasma renin activity.
Hepatitis B and C symptoms are often invisible in the beginning, but with time severe symptoms may appear. These include extreme fatigue, yellowing of the skin, eyes and urine (jaundice), vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pains, weight loss, etc., based on the virus present.
Hepatitis B and C present challenging problems in terms of their pathogenic capacity and ozone therapy offers a safe and effective way to treat the disease right at the cellular level.