What is black jaundice and how can you avoid it?

Noor Health Life

    Hepatitis C, also known as hepatitis C, is a liver infection that can cause severe liver damage.  It is caused by the hepatitis C virus or HCV.

    Jaundice or hepatitis C infection can be severe (short-term) or chronic (chronic).  When a person has severe hepatitis, the symptoms can last up to 6 months.

    A severe infection becomes chronic if the body cannot clear the virus.  This is normal – severe infections become chronic in more than 50% of cases.

    Disease Control and Prevention According to Noor Health Life, most new cases of hepatitis C today are caused by contact with needles or other devices used to make or inject drugs.  This is often due to the use of needles or accidental contact in healthcare settings.

    What are the symptoms of jaundice?

    How can you get black jaundice?

    You can’t get black jaundice by any means

    Symptoms of severe black jaundice

    Diagnosis of jaundice



    When should you see your doctor?

    What are the symptoms of jaundice?

    Most people have no symptoms of hepatitis C or black jaundice.  But between 2 weeks and 6 months after the virus enters your bloodstream, you can see:

    Soil-colored waste

    Black urine



    Joints (a condition that causes yellowing of the eyes and skin as well as black urine)


    Loss of appetite


    Stomach pain


    Symptoms usually last 2 to 12 weeks

    How can you get black jaundice?

    Black jaundice is spread when blood or body fluids contaminated with the hepatitis C virus enter your bloodstream through contact with an infected person.

    : You can be infected with the virus in the following ways

    Using the same injection drugs and needles

    Having sex, especially if you have HIV

    Birth – a mother can pass it on to her baby

    You can’t get black jaundice by any means


    a hug

    Holding hands

    Mosquito bites

    Using the same food bowl


    Symptoms of severe black jaundice

    Flatulence or swelling of the legs and feet


    Your brain doesn’t work either (encephalopathy)

    Kidney damage

    Bleeding and bruising easily

    Severe itching

    Muscle damage

    Difficulty in memory and concentration

    Veins like spider webs on the skin

    Bleeding in the lower esophagus due to bleeding (esophageal variants)

    Weight loss

    Diagnosis of jaundice

    Because new HCV infections are usually asymptomatic, very few people are diagnosed when the infection is new.  In those who have chronic HCV infection, the infection is often undiagnosed because it remains asymptomatic for a long time after the infection, even when the symptoms secondary to severe liver damage.

    HCV infection is diagnosed in 2 stages.

    1.  Testing for anti-HCV antibodies with serological tests identifies people who have been infected with the virus.

    2.  If the test is positive for anti-HCV antibodies, a nucleic acid test for HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) is required to confirm a chronic infection, as approximately 30% of people infected with HCV go without.  Strong immune response to any need clears up the infection.  Although these people are no longer affected, they will still show positive tests for anti-HCV antibodies.

    Once a person has been diagnosed with a chronic HCV infection, a review should be done to determine the degree of damage to the liver (fibrosis and cirrhosis).  This can be done with a liver biopsy or a variety of non-invasive tests.  The degree of liver damage is used to guide treatment decisions and disease management.

    Early diagnosis can prevent health problems that can result from infection and prevent virus transmission.  The WHO recommends testing people who are at increased risk of infection.


    A new infection with HCV does not always require treatment, as in some people the immune response will clear up the infection.  However, when HCV infection becomes chronic, treatment is necessary.  The purpose of treating jaundice is to cure the disease.

    The WHO recommends therapy with Pan Genotypic Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) for people over 12 years of age.  DAAH can treat most people with HCV infection, and the duration of treatment is short (usually 12 to 24 weeks), depending on the absence or presence of cirrhosis.

    Pan-genotype DAAs are more expensive in high- and middle-income countries.  However, the introduction of generic versions of these drugs has led to a dramatic drop in prices in many countries (mainly low-income and low-middle-income countries).

    Access to HCV treatment is improving but very limited.  Of the 58 million people living with HCV infection globally in 2019, an estimated 21% (15.2 million) knew their diagnosis, and of those diagnosed with chronic HCV infection  By the end of 2019, approximately 62% (9.4 million) of people had been treated with DAA.


    There is no effective vaccine against hepatitis C, so prevention depends on healthcare arrangements and reducing the risk of the virus in high-risk populations.  This includes people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men, especially those who are infected with HIV or who take pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV.

    : Includes prevention measures

    Safe and proper use of healthcare injections

    Safe handling and disposal of sharp objects and waste

    Provide comprehensive prevention services to those who inject drugs

    Blood donation for HCV and HBV

    Training of health personnel and

    Prevention of bleeding during sex

    When should you see your doctor?

    If you have symptoms of black jaundice or you think you have been exposed to the virus, make an appointment for testing. Causes and treatment of jaundice in adults

    Jaundice in adults or also called jaundice or jaundice is a common disease found in newborns but can affect people at any age.  It is important to see a doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of jaundice.  In adults, jaundice may be a sign of liver, blood or leaf problems.

    Causes of jaundice in adults

    Jaundice occurs when the amount of cat rubin increases.  Cat rubin is a yellow to orange substance in the blood that is found in red blood cells.  When these cells die, the liver filters them through the blood.  But if a defect develops in this system, then the liver does not function properly and cat rubbins begin to form in large numbers which makes the skin appear yellow.

    Jaundice is not as common in adults as it is in children, but it can have many causes.  The details of some of them are as follows:

    * Hepatitis: This infection is usually caused by a virus. It can be short-lived or even chronic.  Which means it can last up to six months.  The use of certain medications and immune system disorders can cause hepatitis. Over time, hepatitis can first damage the liver and cause hepatitis.
    * Obstruction of bile ducts: These are narrow ducts in which fluid called bile runs.  These ducts carry bile from the liver and leaves to the small intestine.  Sometimes these gallstones are blocked by cancerous liver disease.  If so, they can cause jaundice.
    Pancreatic cancer: It is the tenth most common cancer in men and the ninth most common cancer in women. It can also block the bile ducts, which can cause jaundice.
    * Use of certain medications: Penicillin, birth control pills and steroid use are linked to liver disease.

    Symptoms of Jaundice

    * Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes.
    * Itching
    * Nausea or vomiting
    * Weight loss
    * Fever
    * Darkening of urine color.

    Diagnosis of jaundice

    Doctors usually test cat rubin when symptoms of jaundice appear, which shows how much of the substance is present in the blood.  If the patient has jaundice, the amount of cat rubin in his blood will be more.  Physicians may prescribe check-ups and other tests to find out about the liver after finding out about the symptoms.  CBC is also done to find out the cause in which blood cells are counted.

    Treatment of jaundice

    To treat it, it is important to know the cause and treat it.  If hepatitis causes jaundice, the jaundice will heal on its own as soon as the disease goes away and the liver begins to heal.
    If there is any obstruction in the bile duct and it has caused jaundice, then the doctor opens the duct with surgery. Which foods are the natural cure for jaundice?

    “Jaundice” is treated better with food than with medicine.  Some precautions are necessary in this disease.  Patients with jaundice should refrain from any physical exertion during the illness.  Use fruits and raw vegetables instead of cooked foods in salt, pepper and oil.  Below are some of the fruits, vegetables and herbs that are also a food for patients and a cure for the disease.


    Excessive use of ice causes inflammation in the liver.  Avoid it as much as possible, do not use chicken or heavy food, it affects the function of the liver, so use only raw vegetable or fruit juice.


    Cut the squash into small pieces and cook until the fat content is negligible.  Add coriander, white cumin, ginger, black pepper, light salt and garlic.  Do not add red or green chillies, any kind of hot spices and pickles. When you are very hungry, eat pumpkin seeds and drink broth.  After two to three days of severe hunger, eat double bread, porridge, peanut lentils and rice porridge, even in very small quantities.  Radish, carrot, cucumber, gourd, zucchini can also be eaten boiled or raw without pepper and hot spices.  If you feel weak, it will be better if you eat pure honey with food.


    Make coffee by dipping half a ginger, finely chopped fennel, one teaspoon and ten mint leaves in 250 ml of water and drink one cup, three to four times a day without sugar.  Mix half a teaspoon of freshly ground ginger, one teaspoon of water, the same amount of lemon and mint juice, one teaspoon of honey.  Lick it three to four times a day.


    Make carrot jam and eat one tablespoon daily. The method of making jam is to take one kg of good quality carrot, one kg of honey and half a liter of water.  Cut the carrots in half lengthwise and put them in water and cook on low heat. In another pot, add one liter of water and boil it separately.  ۔  When the carrots are well melted, put them in a jar and cover it with a lid.  On the second day, eat equal to two tablespoons. After eating marmalade, crush one teaspoon of fennel and five green cardamoms, boil it in a cup of water, strain it and mix it with a little sugar and drink it.  Drink fennel and cardamom tea thrice a day, it cures the disease.


    Sprinkle black salt on it before eating, it removes heat from stomach and liver.  It is widely used in jaundice.


    Radish is a useful vegetable for jaundice patients. Eat it raw. Eating jaggery with it helps in quick digestion.  Drink radish juice mixed with sugar, radish leaves are also useful.  Take one pound of leaf juice and mix two tablespoons of desi sugar in it, strain it and drink one cup daily for seven days.


    Malathi, fennel and cinnamon, all items three, three grams, soak in half a glass of water at night, wash off in the morning.  Mix 50 ml of radish leaf juice in it and drink it. In the morning, soak these items in water in the same way and in the evening, make juice and drink it.

    Arjun’s leaves

    Rinse the leaves of Arjuna in a clay pot in the evening, crush them in the morning, sift them in a clean pot and drink them. In the morning, soak these leaves again in water, drink their water in the evening.  Using it will cure the disease.

    Mango Turmeric

    Take seven teaspoons of mango and turmeric powder mixed with honey and take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening.

    Acacia flowers

    After drying acacia flowers, grind it with Egyptian weight. Eat six servings daily in the morning and evening for one week.

    Gram straw

    At night, soak a handful of gram flour in a glass of water and sift it in the morning.


    Squeeze the juice of two or three lemons and mix it in three drops of water.  Drink it before going to bed.  Its use for four to five days eliminates the symptoms of jaundice.


    Mix half a teaspoon of clonji oil in a cup of milk and drink it before going to bed at night.


    Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the milk.


    Fenugreek seeds are called methra. Grind one pound of methra and one pound of cardamom together.  Take one teaspoon in the morning and evening with a cup of milk.


    At night, extract about 50 grams of pomegranate seeds and put it in a clean iron vessel. In the morning, mix it with Egyptian water and drink it.  Then grind a pound of local sugar and a towel of fennel in it and put it in a mixed bottle then keep it in the sun.  The bottle is a quarter empty.  Do not leave it for a week but keep shaking it.

    sugar cane

    Sugarcane juice is healing in jaundice, its frequent use not only eliminates the disease but also removes the physical weakness caused by it.

    Eye milk

    Acacia is a plant that produces thick white milk when its leaves or branches are broken off.  Put three drops of this milk on the right palm and rub it on the sole of the right foot.  When the milk starts sticking, stop boiling and leave it for 5 minutes. Then wash with fresh water.  Do the same with the left hand and foot the next day. Do the same with both hands and feet on an empty stomach. After one week you will get rid of yellow and black jaundice.


    Buttermilk is the best drink for this disease.  Adding a pinch of salt, ground black pepper and cumin seeds in a glass of buttermilk and drinking it twice a day is beneficial.


    Add a pinch of salt and pepper powder to a glass of tomato juice and drink it. Contact Noor Health Life for more questions and answers.  Email and WhatsApp can give you light health life information.  noormedlife@gmail.com

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