46-years-old male patient Mr. N. S reported to the clinic with complaints of Hepatitis C that he was suffering since 1 year. He had complaints of legs pain, calf pain, and neck & left shoulder pain along with mild giddiness.
There was a history of a renal transplant.
His appetite was normal, and he had a desire for sweets. Bowel and bladder functions were normal. He could not tolerate an excess of heat, and he used to feel comfortable in the cold climate. His sleep was sound and dreams would usually be forgotten.
He was a businessman by profession, and his family included his wife and one son. He had a marked anxiety about his illness, especially because nothing much was known about the future of a patient with Hepatitis C. He used to constantly worry about what would happen to him in future. He was fond of company and would not prefer staying alone most of the times. He did have some amount of stress related to his business, but he said it was manageable. He used to occasionally get irritated if things would not function properly as they should and he used to vent out his anger by speaking about it to the opposite person.
Based on the above history and case details, the patient was prescribed with homeopathic treatment by prescribing a remedy based on his symptoms. He was prescribed medicines for a period of 2 months. He reported with good improvement in the relief from physical complaints at the end of this period. The treatment was continued for another few months, and at the end of 12 months of treatment, his HCV RNA quantification was repeated. The count had come down to TARGET NOT DETECTED.
Before treatment (April 2016): HCV-Hepatitis C Viral load (Quantitative): 36,62,021 lU/ml Raised
After treatment (April 2017) Target not detected
There was a significant drop in the viral load of the patient and, at the same time, the patient continued to improve with respect to his relief from physical symptoms as well. The treatment was continued on similar lines as these types of cases are required to have a long-term follow-up.
This case study highlights that Hepatitis C can be treated effectively with homeopathic medicines, and homeopathy offers the Hepatitis patient a great relief from the discomfort resulting due to it.
- Written by Dr. Chaitali, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah