What is Autoimmune Hepatitis

Definition: a disease known by inflammation of the liver.  Hepatitis gets its origin from the Greek word "hēpat - hēpar", which means liver and "itis" means inflammation.

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Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare chronic liver disease in which your immune system's special cells create antibodies to attack your own liver cells thinking by mistake that your normal liver cells are harmful foreign invaders.  The liver becomes inflamed and gradually damaged.  This autoimmune disease is called chronic as it can last many years and without appropriate treatment, can result in cirrhosis, the scarring of the liver, which in turn can lead to liver failure.  The reason for this reaction is not fully known.

Most types of hepatitis are caused by viruses.  But autoimmune hepatitis is the exception.  Auto immune hepatitis is still an unknown cause.

Our body's job is to fight against harmful toxins, viruses, infections and even stress response.  Instead of reaching out for the conventional medicine immune-suppressing drugs, or 'a patch', we need to look deeper and find the root of the problem, the underlying cause.  Why is our body out of balance and why is it attacking itself? We need to go deeper and search to understand how the symptoms and organs are related.

Is Autoimmune Hepatitis contagious?  It is absolutely not contagious.

Some factors have been identified, as possible theories, which might play a role in causing this type of auto immune disorder:

Environmental factors such as chemicals, solvents, bacterial or viral infections, allergens, a poor diet, stress, the use of certain medications, a family history of AIH condition and commonly being a woman.

 When the immune system attacks the liver.

Strategies to reverse autoimmune diseases:

  • Anti-inflammatory diet - use food as medicine and follow the Paleo diet
  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Sleep enough,  if possible 8 hours
  • Restore your gut health with probiotics
  • Consult with your doctor to do blood work to be clear of any viruses, bacteria or yeast infections.
  • Effective Breathing and de-stressing techniques

Learn about the Paleo diet basics and how to follow a healthy liver diet.