effect of silymarin is impotence.
of the liver in most people causes no symptoms. Others have one or
more of the following symptoms:
eyes and skin, called jaundice
* A longer than usual amount of time for bleeding to stop
* Swollen stomach or ankles
* Easy bruising
* Upset stomach
* Loss of appetite
* Light-colored stools
* Dark yellow urine
hepatitis (inflammation of the liver cells) is similar to viral hepatitis;
they both can cause elevations in blood levels of aspartate amino
transferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (enzymes that
leak from the injured liver and into the blood) as well as anorexia
(loss of appetite), fatigue, and nausea.
treatment is available for acute viral hepatitis.
Chronic hepatitis B can be treated with interferon alfa or lamivudine
Chronic hepatitis C can be treated with interferon alfa and ribavirin
Autoimmune hepatitis can by treated with corticosteroids.
can be done at home?
drinking alcohol if you have symptoms of hepatitis or if a blood sample
has shown that the disease is active.
* If alcoholism is the cause, you must stop drinking completely and
see your doctor. Eat a well-balanced diet.
* If you have symptoms of acute hepatitis, you may need to slow down.
However, if you feel fine, there is no reason why you should not go
to work and keep up your other activities.
* If you have chronic hepatitis, try to lead a normal life as far
* People with hepatitis B must inform their family and their sexual
partners about it. They will need to protect themselves by being vaccinated
against it. Condoms should be used until the vaccine has begun to
* If you have hepatitis A, you must inform your family, so that they
can protect themselves against it by practicing good hygiene and having
injections of gammaglobulin (normal immunoglobulin).
* If you have chronic hepatitis, you should have regular examinations
by your doctor.
hepatitis be prevented?
avoiding exposure to the infectious hepatitis viruses.
* By being vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, if you
run a high risk of being infected.
* By refraining from drinking large amounts of alcohol.
which cause or exacerbate liver inflammation
Eating dairy fat (cream, butter, cheese)
<+> Direct touch to lower right of rib cage (I can't for example
rest my hand or arm there).
<+> Exposure to volatile chemicals (e.g. paint, petrol, pesticide
- my chemical sensitivity has become extreme over the past year and
I cannot cope with other people's perfume, deodorant, hair spray,
cleaning products etc)
<+> Exertion of upper body, particularly with right arm
treatment with silymarin significantly increased survival rates in
a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 105 people
thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used medicinally for over 2,000
years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders.
(Legalon®) 230-600 milligrams per day divided into two to three
doses has been studied.
thistle appears to be well tolerated in recommended doses for up to
patients in studies have experienced stomach upset, headache, and
itching. There are rare reports of appetite loss, gas, heartburn,
diarrhea, joint pain, and impotence with milk thistle use.