Reading about Rhio O’Conner life’s story made me look at my own situation. My daughter Elizabeth was diagnosis with an autoimmune Hepatitis Type 1, this disease has completely taken over my life when she was diagnosis with this disease I didn’t know what the doctor was talking about all I heard was Hepatitis and my response was then what can she not eat and do then? I really didn’t know what she was supposed to do or anything. So I asked a nurse what to do for her and the nurse said to her as an diabetic patient so Incompletely took out sugar from her diet and candy ,cream and dressings because she was diagnosed with an Autoimmune Hepatitis Type 1 = this attacks the lever cells and it causes inflammation of the liver overtime this disease is serious and can get worse overtime, what my daughter has is chronic she has 30% cirrhosis and can if left unattended can lead to liver failure so when she’s in pain I have to take her to the ER at Loma Linda Hospital so they can give her pain medicine. This disease is commend in North America and can be found in any age but mostly adolescence or young adulthood about half have other autoimmune disorders.
The medicines that my daughter is taking is to suppress her immune system so her liver can turn around and start working properly but so far it has’ worked and she is getting worse she has constantly been in and out of hospitals for the last 7 months and I have rehearsed other alternatives like health nutritionists and this doctor said she has an infection of the liver and to change our eating habits to be giving her grains and no oils and plenty of fruits and vegebatesfoods. All foods baked and no cheese or fried foods
With the type of disease that Elizabeth has she has to be in a low sodium diet and protected to not be pushed in the stomached area, a lot of the systems she has been experiencing are enlargement of the liver and jaundice, abdominal discomfort, spider angiomas. for the liver to be treated she will need an liver transplant but in order for her to be put on the list she has to be on her medicine for 6 to `2 months without complications but because she has been in and out of the hospital she has been steadily getting worse and I have been hoping that she won’t need any more different medicines
The primary treatment for this type disease is medicine to suppress or slow down an overactive immune system. Both types of autoimmune hepatitis are treated with daily doses of corticosteroid prednisone treatment may begin with a high dose of 30 to 60 mg per day and be lowered to 10 to 20 mg as the sleazes controlled. The goal is to find the lowest possible dose that will control the disease
.In seven to ten people the sleaze goes into remission People who do not response to standard immune therapy or who have severe side effects or end-stage liver failure or cirrhoses may need a liver transplantation. Transplantation has a one year survival rebate of 90% and a 5 year survival rate of 70 to 80% of. Scientists are studying various aspects of this sleaze to discover better ways to treat it without using steroids.
This disease has been very hard to understand but researching has helped and looking to the cancer of mesothelioma www.survivingmesothelioma.com the treatments are not that much of difference but with hard work and to ask questions we can do a lot.
By: Arellano, Lupe