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Timely intervention can prevent liver diseases: Experts

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO, 3Hcare
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Dr. RP Singh, HOD - Gastroenterology, Saroj Super Specialty Hospital

NEW DELHI : Keeping the liver in a perfect condition is very important for good health. Taking decisions late in the case of symptoms of liver disease is itself one of the most common problems in India.

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO, says, “Cirrhosis is an end result of a variety of liver ailments characterized by fibrosis and architectural distortion of the liver with the formation of regenerative nodules, which need to be tackled in time through intervention before becoming life threatening.”

She said, “The World Liver Day was observed on April 19, 2019, with the aim to build awareness among people about the importance of the liver in the human body, about the liver issues, cases of liver diseases and new inventions which are accessible to treat liver related diseases.”

Dr. RP Singh, HOD - Gastroenterology, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, said, “Around, seventy percent of patients with liver cancer cannot opt for surgery for many reasons, like, the tumours could be too large to be removed or they could be too close to major blood vessels or other human organs. And many a times, patients may have many small tumors in the liver, thus making surgery too risky or impossible.”

Liver is the main player and unique organ in the human body. It fights infections, controls cholesterol, removes toxins, regulates blood sugar, and makes proteins. Patients should take care of their livers by adopting healthy lifestyle, and have a balanced diet of proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and fats.

According to the WHO, around 45% of the global diseases and 60% of mortality rate is attributable to chronic diseases that account for over 35 million deaths annually. Considering the statistics from last few years, diseases related to liver are being recognized as one of the most common diseases which are becoming the reason for increasing mortality rate in India.


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