A high school student (16) from the UK asked for medical assistance because of dizziness, headaches, and nausea and stomach pains. Doctors initially suspected that it was a urinary tract infection, and therefore sent her home with antibiotics. However, after only 2 doses, symptoms worsened again and the girl had to return to the hospital. At that point she already had jaundice, and doctors quickly realized that it is a disease of the liver.
Seeking reasons for her condition, they were suspicious of hepatitis, but she responsibly claimed that she was not exposed to any of the ways that could transmit the disease. When doctors again asked her what she normally consumes, the girl admitted to routine consumption of Chinese green tea which she bought online, in order to lose excess weight. She drank 3 cup a day for a few months and since all the components on the package were written in Chinese, it is not known exactly what she brought into the body.
Doctors immediately told her not to drink the tea and gave her infusion and appropriate therapy while her parents brought the liquor for examination. The results revealed that she drank tea ingredient called “camellia sinensis”, a kind of evergreen herb that is used to make tea, but often in girls, it causes hepatitis. After a short stay in hospital, she was released to home care, where after 2 months her liver returned to normal.
Doctors have used this case to warn people that excessive consumption of green tea is often associated with diseases of the liver, and therefore the consumed amount should be strictly limited. As for this girl, we should not blame only the tea, but also the pesticides and other ingredients that supposedly affect weight loss in users.
What is Hepatitis
Hepatitis (plural: hepatitides) is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ. Hepatitis may occur with limited or no symptoms, but often leads to jaundice (a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membrane, and conjunctiva), poor appetite, and malaise. Hepatitis is acute when it lasts less than six months and chronic when it persists longer.
Acute hepatitis can be self-limiting (healing on its own), can progress to chronic hepatitis, or, rarely, can cause acute liver failure. Chronic hepatitis may have no symptoms, or may progress over time to fibrosis (scarring of the liver) and cirrhosis (chronic liver failure). Cirrhosis of the liver increases the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (a form of liver cancer).
Initial symptoms of hepatitis caused by infection are similar to the fluand include:
• muscle and joint pain
• a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above
• feeling sick
• being sick
• occasionally, yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)
In many cases hepatitis causes no noticeable symptoms, so when hepatitis is caused by a virus, many people are unaware they are infected.
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