Hepatitis C

Currently there is no cure for Hepatitis C.

Some significant symptoms reported by people with hepatitis C include:
Flu-like illness, alternate chills and fever, Indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pains, night sweats, depression, mood swings, SAD, Sudden fatigue/attacks of exhaustion, abdominal bloating, diarrhoea, itchy skin, mental fatigue, recurrent headache, brain fog, chest and muscle pains, blood sugar disorders, unrestorative sleep, irregular periods, severe PMT, lowered libido.

Some of the most significant problems:

  • Fatigue physical and intellectual
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Severe aches and pains, muscle spasm
  • Problems of mood
  • Fatigue may have several patterns in a person's life
  • Tiredness in the morning, all day long, after meals
  • Energy drops usually sudden/ 'Blood sugar' problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Tired by day/Restless by night
  • Mental fuzziness/concentration problems/cotton wool in head
  • PMT
  • Low Libido
Problems specific to Female Patients with Hepatitis C :
  • Libido problems
  • Irregular periods
  • Severe Pre Menstrual Tension
  • Extra difficulties during menopause: Hepatitis C is not just about the liver
  • Hepatitis C is a multi-system disorder and everything needs to be assessed at history Digestive processes
  • Endocrine system/Hormone balance
  • Nutritional Status
  • Food Intolerances
  • Mood and ability to enjoy life
  • Anger, attitudes, life situation
  • Any other infections that may be causing problems
How I treat Hepatitis C patients:
In essence my approach to Hepatitis C is a patient-problem centred, and not a disease-centred, approach. What I do is assess the whole patient and take a very broad brush approach which will usually involve nutritional/digestive assessment, nutritional medicine, acupuncture. I would stress that I am not a magician!

Photoluminescence (Ultraviolet Blood Therapy) and Hepatitis C:
Recently we began to use Ultraviolet Blood therapy for one of our Hepatitis C patients and we have carried out about ten treatments. Our patient is delighted with the marked improvement in her energy and stamina. Interestingly her facial colour has improved and, very soon after the treatments began, this lady remarked that her hair and nails suddenly began to grow well again. We have also successfully used Myers IV infusion to help energy and vitality in Hepatitis C.

A word to the wise:
It is important, in all circumstances, to be guided by your GP and you liver specialist. My experience is that an integrative approach is frequently a great help in improving quality of life and well-being - especially in terms of managing the nuisance symptoms such as tiredness, irritable bowel problems, food reactions, muscle spasm. Because I am also a medical doctor and have worked for many years as a GP I feel it is important (with the patient's permission, of course) to let the patient's GP know that I am assisting in their care as long as the patient is comfortable with this. I am also happy to be contacted by a patient's GP. Lastly: Anyone who tells you that there is some 'magical' cure for Hepatitis C is either not well-informed or untruthful!

"...I am not aware of any other practice quite like the Drummartin Clinic. Its function is to make its patients feel well again and give them back their lives and I feel that it definitely succeeds in achieving this."

Veronica (Dublin 14)