World Hepatitis Day -2023

28 Jul, 2023
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“Life Loves the Liver of it” ---- Maya Angelou

Countdown is on- Give your life a Strong Liver!

The World Health Organization has established a goal of eliminating hepatitis by 2030, which is in line with the subject of this year's World Hepatitis Day, July 28, "Hepatitis can't wait!"

Hepatitis is a liver inflammation. It can harm the liver and damage its critical functioning. It is frequently caused by several hepatitis viruses. Inflammation of the liver can also be caused by excessive alcohol use, pollutants, certain drugs, and medical diseases such as diabetes and obesity. According to the National Library of Medicine Every year, 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis-related cirrhosis and liver cancer. However, most affected people are completely unaware of their situation. Raising awareness through public education, vaccination, blood transfusion safety procedures, early diagnosis, and good medical assistance can all be used to prevent and control viral hepatitis.

Our liver is the body's second largest organ. The liver performs several important functions, including the removal of all poisons, the clearance of medications from our bodies, and the metabolization of all nutrients. It also regulates hormone levels, manufactures proteins, and produces bile, which aids in fat absorption, stores sugar for when we truly need it, and regulates cholesterol levels. Let's take a look at some important ways for liver care-

  • Keep your weight in check- If you are obese or even slightly overweight, you are at risk of developing a fatty liver, which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Weight loss can play an essential role in reducing liver fat.
  • Toxins should be avoided- Toxins have the potential to harm liver cells. Toxins from cleaning and aerosol products, pesticides, chemicals, and additives should be avoided in direct contact.
  • Consume alcohol with caution- If you believe that cirrhosis of the liver solely affects longtime, inebriated alcoholics, you're mistaken. Just four ounces of hard liquor per day for men (two for women) can start to harm your liver.
  • Prevent hepatitis A, B, and C:
    1. Get a vaccination- Hepatitis A and B are viral liver disorders. Many children have been inoculated, but many adults have not. Consult your doctor to see if you are in danger.
    2. Perform safe sex- Hepatitis B and C can progress to chronic illnesses that can destroy your liver. They spread through blood and other body fluids.
    3. Clean your hands- Hepatitis A is spread by contact with polluted food or water.
  • All drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed- Your liver can be affected if you take too many, the wrong type, or mix medications. Never combine alcohol with other narcotics or medications, even if they are not taken at the same time.

Take care of your liver, live an active life!

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