What is autoimmune hepatitis?

Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that originates when the patient’s own immune system attacks the liver causing inflammation and the death of cells in that tissue. It is a chronic and progressive disease and is one of the most persistent autoimmune diseases. In 70% of cases, autoimmune hepatitis occurs in women between the ages of 15 and 40.

What are the symptoms?

Patients with hepatitis have jaundice, fever, and sometimes severe liver dysfunction that make the disease resemble acute hepatitis.

Do you think you may have autoimmune hepatitis?

If you have any of the following symptoms, and especially if they persist for more than two weeks or for a longer period, see your doctor: jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyeball) and fever, tiredness, digestive discomfort after ingesting fats…

Symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis

The symptoms of this disease are similar to those of other types of hepatitis. The inflammation caused in the liver by aggression of the patient’s defensive cells, cause tiredness from inflammation, biochemical increase in transaminases, heavy digestions, digestive discomfort related to the intake of certain foods, especially fats, and an important extenuation that prevents a normal life.

Diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis

At Biosalud Day Hospital, we look for the cause that started the autoimmune process and we will help the immune system to regulate itself, return to its normal status and help it stop attacking the liver tissue, called hepatocyte.

Treatment for autoimmune hepatitis

As specialists in biological medicine we have several techniques that allow us to regulate the organism and we frequently use immunogenetic biomedicine and molecular hyperthermia.
Biosalud treatments seek to modify the internal environment and nutritional measures are very important, such as the supply of vitamin C, de-acidification and regulation of the immune system that will allow us to stop the process.
In addition, it must be borne in mind that the liver is the organ that has the greatest capacity to regenerate itself.

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