Chronic hepatitis – are chronic inflammatory dystrophic diffusive injures of liver of different nature, which have lasted for more than six months and are characterised by different degree of necrosis of the liver cells.
Such injures are not characterised by the dysfunction in the segmental and vessel structure of the liver, which may be identified by astern autonomic, dyspeptic or hole static syndromes or their combination.
The most widely spread reason of the chronic hepatitis is virus hepatitis (from which the patients had suffered before). The virus may get into blood while blood transfusion, insufficient sterilization of the medical instruments, through using the same needle twice or through sexual intercourse.
Nowadays there are seven types of the virus hepatitis – A,B,C,D,E,F,G. Chronic form is usually identified in cases of B,C,D forms of hepatitis. The C hepatitis is the most frequent one.
The cases when, the patients are affected by two types of hepatitis, such as D and B are especially severe. Such factors as immune deficiency and deficit or dysfunction of cellular immune system may be considered to be predisposing for the development of the chronic hepatitis.
Main characteristics of the affected liver:
- The virus takes roots in the cells and its reproduction causes the development of certain amount of antigens. This process is accompanied by injure and death of the cell and the activation of the immune reaction.
- In addition to the anti-genes, anti-bodies are also developed. The anti-genes and anti-bodies form immune complexes, which are led out of the organism. This stimulates the activation of enzymes and the development of the of the tissue inflammation.
- The immune dysfunctions lead to the development of the thrombosis and dysfunctions in the system of blood coagulation. Micro-thrombosis is usually accompanied by micro-necrosis – this is considered to be the secondary inflammation.
Unlike other virus chronic hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis is the result of toxic affection of the liver. The degree of pathologic changes is directly linked to the duration and severity of alcoholic dependence. Liver overworks about 90% of the received ethanol; during this process acetaldehyde - a highly toxic substance is produced. As a result the narcosis of the hepatocyte, and deposit of alcoholic hyaline, grease, development of neutrophilic infiltration, fibrous.
Apart from alcohol, chronic hepatitis may the result of some other toxic substances, such as carbons, dichlorineethan, chloroform, etc. The amount of chemical hepatitis is increasing.
It is quite natural that in the treatment of virus hepatitis the main attention is paid to its anti-virus effect. The Ozone has a pernicious influence on viruses. The virus deactivation is also reached by oxidizing influence of peroxides, which destroy the receptors of the cells and this prevent them from attaching to the liver cells. As a result the virus is not able to enter the cell and the circle of its reduplication is interrupted. The reduplication process is also interrupted by Ozone splitting, which in its turn destroys the genetic apparatus of the virus.
The cells that have already been affected by the virus are less resistant to the Ozone influence in comparison with healthy cells. These weak cells are destroyed by high concentrated Ozone as well as the virus and are led out of the organism.
The Ozone enhances the anti-virus immunity of the organism, activates its cellular and antibody response (the development of antibodies). Under the influence of Ozone blood cells (lymphocytes and monocytes) produce more cytokines, and first of all interferon – one of the most important factors of inner protection of the organism against virus infections. All the stated above contributes to suppression and liquidation of the inflammatory process.
In the majority of cases for the chronic hepatitis treatment intravenous physiological solutions enriched in Ozone are used. The intravenous physiological solutions may be substituted by rectal introduction of the Ozone or by autotransfusion with Ozone (8-10 treatments only).
For the purpose of chronic hepatitis treatment the Ozone Therapy may be used on it’s own or accompanied by other medical ways of treatment. The healing properties of Ozone Therapy help to reduce the usage of highly expensive medicines.