“World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through the liver. You cannot survive without liver. It is an organ which can be easily damaged if you don’t take good care of it.”
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“There has been a steady rise in the rate of liver diseases over the years. Globally, alcohol, NASH and viral hepatitis are the most common causative factors of liver diseases. As per the World Health Organisation’s estimates published in 2017, liver disease deaths in India reached 259, 749 or 2.9% of total deaths. Liver disease may affect one in every 5 Indians.
Alcohol consumption of more than four drinks (48 g) daily is associated with an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and premature death. Alcohol related liver injury includes acute alcoholic hepatitis, fatty infiltration and cirrhosis. There is a combined effect of hepatitis C and alcohol on the development of symptomatic cirrhosis. As a clinician, I find it prudent to advise abstinence from alcohol since safe level of alcohol consumption is not known.”
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