Sex and Hepatitis

Query regarding jaundice. I am 31 years male suffering with jaundice (hepatitis). How long I should avoid sex?

It would not be advisable to indulge in sexual activity for the simple reason that any exertion should be avoided. Both physical and mental stress and exhaustion can negatively affect the healing process and delay or lengthen your period of recuperation. Jaundice is serious condition that afflicts the liver but is not really a disease in itself. It is generally a sign or symptom of a disease. Jaundice itself is the term for the condition of yellowish staining to the skin and the whites of the eyes, which is caused as a result of the high presence of bilirubin in the blood. The extent of this discoloration is dependent on the levels of bilirubin present.

Jaundice brings about a severe weakening of the patient’s immune system because of the accompanying fever, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, and maybe even vomiting. This means that the patient is also very vulnerable to any other infections. The reason why any rigorous physical activity is advised, to answer your question, is because this only accentuates the symptoms and their severity. All patients of jaundice are advised to get as much rest as possible and to avoid any physical activity that is unnecessary or uncalled for. In severe cases in fact the patient may even be required to get complete bed rest. Some activity is however required but this would include something like a light leisurely stroll after a meal, as opposed to a workout.

The most important consideration for any jaundice patient however remains the diet. Try to follow a specially formulated diet for patients of jaundice. In addition to diet and rest there are certain natural home remedies that can assist your recovery and hasten the healing process.
  • The leaves of green radish have been found to be quite effective for jaundice and the practice has in fact been used traditionally in many parts of the world. You can grind the leaves with a pestle to obtain a paste, from which you can extract the juices through muslin or any thin cloth. Consume this juice on a daily basis.
  • Sugarcane is also very useful and it would be advisable to drink a glass of the sugarcane juice twice a day, with half a lemon.
  • According to some, it also helps to drink a cup of tomato juice each morning, with a dash of salt added. Try and reserve this practice for early in the morning.

answered by S D

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