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Decoding hepatitis delta virus

HDV is a defective RNA virus that requires the presence of Hepatitis B virus to replicate and cause infection Written by Adithi PH With quotes from Dr Shiran Shetty (gastroenterologist), Dr Chetan Kalal (hepatologist). HDV can only infect individuals who are already infected with HBV, either through simultaneous co-infection or subsequent superinfection. Hepatitis D Virus (HDV), also known as the Hepatitis Delta Virus, is a unique and serious

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CIRRHOSIS: When Your Liver Wants a Break But You – KEEP GIVING IT OVERTIME

Cirrhosis isn’t just a fancy word for liver troubles— it’s a serious condition caused by years of damage, often from chronic alcohol abuse or hepatitis. If you’re feeling unusually tired, seeing yellow around the edges (hello, jaundice), or dealing with unexplained bloating, your liver might be sending you a distress signal. Get the lowdown on cirrhosis, and find out how to keep your liver happy by controlling your

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Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital celebrates World Liver Day with Inspirational Walkathon

Rajkumar Hirani, celebrated Indian Filmmaker & Mr Abhijat Joshi, Indian screenwriter, film director, producer and editor graced the event as chief guests. On the backdrop of World Liver Day, Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital organized a ‘Walk-a-thon,’ to celebrate the remarkable success stories of Liver donors and recipients. The event demonstrated the vitality and normalcy achievable post-liver transplant for both donors and recipients, drawing over 120 healthy donors, recipients

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Nanavati Max Hospital celebrates World Liver Day with walkathon

On the backdrop of World Liver Day, Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital organized a ‘Walk-a-thon,’ to celebrate the remarkable success stories of Liver donors and recipients. The event demonstrated the vitality and normalcy achievable post-liver transplant for both donors and recipients, drawing over 120 healthy donors, recipients and senior members of the community. Rajkumar Hirani, a celebrated Indian Filmmaker and National Film Awardee and Mr Abhijat Joshi, Indian

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Promoting Liver Health: Observing World Liver Day 2024 | Dr. Chetan Kalal (Hepatologist & Liver Transplant Physician in Mumbai, Maharashtra)

As we approach April 19th, 2024, we prepare to observe World Liver Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness about liver health and the importance of preventive measures against liver diseases. The liver, often referred to as the body’s powerhouse, is a vital organ responsible for a myriad of functions essential for our well-being. Yet, despite its significance, liver diseases continue to pose a significant global health burden. This

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“Own Your Body” is not just a book; it’s a manifesto for taking charge of one’s health and well-being. Dr. Shiv Sarin

I had the honor and privilege of being present at the prestigious book launch event for “Own Your Body” by none other than my esteemed mentor, Dr. Shiv Sarin. The anticipation and excitement were palpable as attendees eagerly awaited the unveiling of this highly anticipated literary masterpiece. As the event unfolded, I found myself immersed in an atmosphere of intellectual discourse and profound insight into the intricacies of

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Why you should never skip your breakfast

In Short Skipping breakfast can be deadly in the long run Studies shows that every ‘1 in 4 urban Indian’ claim to skip breakfast A healthy Breakfast not only kick-starts the metabolic processes but supports overall health “I was in a hurry.” “It’s okay, I will have lunch directly.” “I had a fruit.” “I had a heavy dinner.” These are some of the excuses that we tell ourselves

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The Art of Mindful Eating: Strategies for a Healthy Relationship with Food – Dr. Chetan Kalal

As a hepatologist with a keen interest in holistic well-being, it’s imperative to recognize the profound impact mindful eating can have on liver health and overall vitality. Mindful eating is more than a trend; it’s a transformative approach to nourishing the body and fostering a positive relationship with food. *Understanding Mindful Eating:*Mindful eating is the practice of bringing full attention to the present moment while consuming food. It involves being aware

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Breaking Free from Sedentary Habits: Incorporating Movement into Daily Life

In the modern era, sedentary lifestyles have become increasingly prevalent, contributing to various health issues. However, breaking free from these habits doesn’t necessarily require a radical fitness overhaul. Instead, incorporating movement into your daily life can make a significant impact on your overall well-being. The Perils of Sedentary Living Sitting for extended periods has been linked to numerous health concerns, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and musculoskeletal problems. Our

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Eight New Year tips for a healthy liver

Staying away from aerated drinks and adopting an active lifestyle are among the top tips to keep your liver hale and healthy Written by Ayush Arya With quotes from Dr. Neelamekam Thoppa Kapali (gastroenterologist), Dr. Chetan Kalal (Hepatologist), Eshita (nutritionist) The liver is one of the most vital organs associated with multiple physiological functions such as cholesterol secretion, detoxification, hormone secretion, and even glucose metabolism. Liver disease has been on

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Lord Ganesha and Liver Health: Unveiling the Sacred Connection

Introduction Ganesh Utsav, also known as Ganesh Chaturthi, is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated with great fervor across India and in various parts of the world. While it holds immense religious significance, it’s fascinating to explore the subtle yet profound connection between this revered deity and the vital organ, the liver. The Symbolism of Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is revered as the remover of obstacles

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A lifesaving commitment to humanity

Dr Chetan Kalal Hepatologist & Transplant Physician E very year, on the 13th of August, the world unites to celebrate a remarkable day that embodies the spirit of selflessness and compassion- World Organ Donation Day. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the crit- ical role organ donation plays in saving lives and offering hope to those in need. Organ transplantation has revolution- ized modern medicine, allowing

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Celebrating Janmashtami: Nurturing Liver Health and Spirituality

*Introduction:* Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Jayanti, is a vibrant and joyous festival celebrated by millions of people worldwide. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who is not only a divine figure but also a symbol of wisdom, compassion, and holistic living. As a hepatologist, I find it fascinating to explore the intriguing connection between Janmashtami and liver health. Let’s delve into this unique perspective on this

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Celebrating Teachers’ Day: The Profound Connection Between Education and Liver Health

Dear all, As we come together to honor and celebrate our educators on this Teachers’ Day, I’d like to reflect on the profound influence teachers have on our lives, including a less-discussed aspect: our liver health. Teachers are the first influencers on our educational journey, shaping not only our minds but also our choices and behaviors. Here’s how their impact extends to our liver health: 📌 *Foundations of

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Celebrating Raksha Bandhan: The Unseen Connection with Liver Health

Rakshabandhan, a celebration of the bond between siblings, is a joyous occasion marked by the tying of a rakhi (a sacred thread) around the brother’s wrist by his sister. While it may seem unrelated, this tradition holds a hidden connection to liver health. 🎉❤️👫 *The Sweet Delights 🍬🍰* One of the highlights of Rakshabandhan is the exchange of sweets and treats. Sweets, however, can pose a challenge to

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Fatty liver and pregnancy: Understanding the risks

Typically occurring during the third trimester, acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the sudden deposition of fat within the liver cells Written by Adithi PH With quotes from Dr. Neelima Thoppa Kapali (gastroenterologist), Dr Chetan Ramesh Kalal (hepatologist) Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a severe complication that typically occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. While it is rare, experts

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India’s Lunar Triumph: A Giant Leap for the Nation and Liver Health

*Introduction:* In a historic milestone, India has cemented its place among the world’s space elite, becoming the fourth nation to land on the Moon, and the very first to touch down at the lunar South Pole. 🌕 But this achievement doesn’t just inspire pride in our country’s technological prowess; it also resonates deeply with a message of health and wellness, particularly liver health. Let’s delve into this incredible

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India’s Independence Day: Celebrating Freedom and Liver Health – One Liver, One Life

Introduction: As we come together to celebrate India’s Independence Day, it’s a time to reflect on the principles of unity, diversity, and the spirit of “Nation First, Always First.” This day serves as a reminder not only of the sacrifices made by our forefathers but also of our duty to preserve our nation’s health and well-being. In this blog, we’ll delve into the concept of “Mera Desh, Meri

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World Organ Donation Day: A Lifesaving Commitment to Humanity

“Gift of Life: Celebrating World Organ Donation Day and Empowering Hope” Every year, on the 13th of August, the world unites to celebrate a remarkable day that embodies the spirit of selflessness and compassion—World Organ Donation Day. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the critical role organ donation plays in saving lives and offering hope to those in need. Organ transplantation has revolutionized modern medicine, allowing

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Safeguarding Your Liver: Understanding Different Vaccination Courses for Viral Hepatitis

Hello, dear readers! Dr. Chetan Kalal here, your friendly consultant Hepatologist. Today, let’s embark on a journey to explore the vital aspect of liver health – vaccination against viral hepatitis! Our liver is a hardworking organ, and keeping it protected is essential for a happy and healthy life. Let’s dive into the world of vaccination courses for viral hepatitis and discover how they can safeguard our liver! 🏥💪

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Understanding Hepatitis: Types, Causes, and Prevention

Title: Understanding Hepatitis: Types, Causes, and Prevention Made Simple Hey there, everyone! Today, we’re diving into an essential topic that affects millions of people worldwide: Hepatitis. Now, I know it sounds like a complicated term, but don’t worry – I’m here to break it down in a friendly and easy-to-understand way. So, what exactly is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a condition that causes inflammation in the liver. Your liver

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As COVID Surged, India Had a Silent Outbreak of Giloy-Induced Liver Injury

The Indian government has embarked on a no-holds-barred giloy promotion spree in the last two years, through the AYUSH and health ministries. According to doctors, giloy is forbidden for people who suffer from autoimmune disorders, and can lead to death if it is consumed in sufficiently large quantities. But no government agency has warned that people with autoimmune disorders should avoid giloy – a reckless position exacerbated by

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Pruritus: That itch could be linked to your liver

Itching without any sign of rash or allergy is one of the early symptoms of a liver disorder A constant and prolonged itch without any visible rash on the skin may not always be just an allergic reaction. It could be an indicator of an underlying liver condition such as hepatic cholestasis (caused by reduced secretion of bile juice). Itching, one of the primary symptoms of liver complications,

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Bringing hepatitis care closer to you; Hygiene and vaccine is the key

World Hepatitis Day: With the theme ‘Bringing hepatitis care closer to you’ WHO wants to raise awareness and promote global action on viral hepatitis. The aims is to raise awareness about the need to simplify and bring hepatitis care to primary health facilities, community-based venues and locations beyond hospital sites, so that care is closer to communities and people wherever they are. What is Hepatitis Hepatitis is an

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Contraceptive Pills Can Cause Liver Damage, Doctors Explain How

Liver is one of the most integral organs of the human body. It is because of its functions. The body digests and detoxes through the juices that the liver produces. And if we don’t monitor what we consume, the liver can be severely damaged due to toxins like drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy food. Other diseases or cancer in other organs also affect the liver. Infections in blood if

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Ayurveda: Regulation of this alternate system of medicine is urgently needed on many fronts; here is why

Ayurveda’s popularity has arisen since the pandemic; but many still equate ‘natural’ and ‘traditional’ with ‘safe’ and ‘effective’ Sushmita (name changed) has been living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus for the past decade and hyperthyroidism for the past eight years now. To lead a normal life, she consumes Galvus, Gluconorm and Thyroxine for these ailments on a daily basis as prescribed by her physician. She follows a strict

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What Is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver On The Rise Among Young Adults? How To Check It?

Food tech platforms Zomato and Swiggy typically clock over 1.5 million orders a day in India. Only the medical fraternity can decode the adverse effects of this frenetic pace of ordering food online in the country. Easy access to out-of-the-box food, lack of exercise and sedentary living are leading to an increasing number of young adults and children developing ‘non-alcoholic fatty liver.’ According to Delhi-based Radiologist Dr Dilraj

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Love Life, Love Your Liver

Recently, a senior citizen of around 70 years came for a medical consultation. The gentleman was diabetic but otherwise seemed fit. Upon clinical examination and prescribed tests, he was diagnosed with both liver cirrhosis and a liver tumour. Upon hearing his medical diagnosis, the patient was in a state of shock. Enquiries during the ensuing clinical interactions revealed that the patient had been suffering from fatty liver disease

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Wilson’s disease: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Wilson’s Disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes copper to accumulate in various organs, including the liver, brain and eyes and the excess copper can cause significant damage to these organs, leading to a range of symptoms. According to health experts, Wilson’s disease is one of the main reasons of cirrhosis of liver beside alcohol, hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus but mostly these diseases are silent

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The link between long covid and severe liver injury and stiffness explained

The effects of long COVID on severe liver injury and liver stiffness are becoming increasingly apparent as more research is conducted. Recent study has shown that covid infection can cause increase in liver stiffness. The liver stiffness is a surrogate marker for liver fibrosis (scarring of the liver) and was measured by using shear wave elastography. Those people who got covid infection were more likely to have increased

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Donated everything from heart to bones… Spanish woman who died in Mumbai saved five lives

Spanish woman Teresa Maria Fernandez visited India, where she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in Mumbai on January 5. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Donated everything from heart to bones… Spanish woman who died in Mumbai saved five lives Mumbai A dead Spanish woman saves five lives. here Jaslok Hospital I was under treatment of a woman who was declared brain dead by the doctor. The lives of four

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Halfway through 2023, gastro cases in city surpass 2022 numbers

Mumbai has surpassed last year’s number of gastroenteritis cases with 6,677 reported cases so far in 2023. The civic health department has advised against consuming street food to prevent the disease, which is primarily attributed to unhygienic food and water supply. Doctors have also seen a rise in leptospirosis cases and attribute the increase to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions being lifted, leading to more outdoor activities and negligence towards

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World Hepatitis Day 2022: 52 mn have disease; expert says infected blood, bodily fluids major contributors

Hepatitis E is generally self-limiting and, thus, no specific treatment is required. The treatment depends upon the type of hepatitis which includes taking rest, eat smaller nutritious diet, avoid oily food and maintain adequate hygiene. Exposure to various toxins, including industrial chemicals, and certain medicines may cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the liver. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated each year on July 28, to

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Celebrating Guru Purnima: Nurturing Your Liver, Nurturing Your Soul!

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, let us pay homage to our gurus and delve into the significance of nurturing both our souls and our liver. As a Hepatologist, I believe in the deep connection between liver health and overall well-being. Here’s what you need to know: 💚 The Guru Within: Just as a guru guides us on the path of knowledge, our liver acts as a

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Celebrating Doctor’s Day: Your Liver’s Best Friend!

On this special occasion of Doctor’s Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the unsung hero of our body – the liver! As a Hepatologist, I cannot stress enough the importance of liver health in ensuring our overall well-being. Here’s why your liver deserves all the love and care: The Mighty Liver: The liver is a powerhouse organ that performs over 500 essential functions, including detoxification, metabolism, and

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Embrace the Monsoon Magic while Keeping Your Liver Healthy! 🌧️💚

      Introduction: Hey there, fellow monsoon enthusiasts! As we welcome the joyous season of rain-soaked walks, cozy evenings, and heartwarming beverages, it’s important to remember the well-being of our liver. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to enjoy the monsoon to the fullest while taking necessary steps to keep our liver healthy and happy. Let’s dive in and discover the art of responsible enjoyment this

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Monsoon and Viral Hepatitis in India: Staying Informed and Protected

Introduction: Hello, wonderful readers! As the monsoon season embraces India, it’s important to shed light on a topic that affects many: viral hepatitis. The combination of monsoon-related factors and the prevalence of viral hepatitis in our country calls for awareness and preventive measures. In this blog post, we’ll explore the connection between viral hepatitis and the monsoon season in India, providing you with valuable insights and practical tips

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Virat Kohli: A Global Icon Who Inspires Us Through Triumphs and Tribulations

Introduction: Dear Virat Kohli, As an ardent fan, I couldn’t help but feel the heartache of our recent loss in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. However, as I reflect upon our journey together, I am reminded of the immense impact you have had on the cricketing world. Today, I want to express my unwavering support, admiration, and gratitude for your remarkable contributions as a cricketer and as

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Unlocking the Secrets of Fatty Liver Disease: Your Path to a Vibrant Life!

🍃💪🌈🍎🚴‍♀🥦🌞🌟 Welcome to International NASH Day, a day dedicated to shedding light on fatty liver disease and empowering you to embrace a healthier liver for a happier, vibrant life! 🌍💚✨ In this blog, we will delve into the world of fatty liver disease, exploring its symptoms, treatment options, and the crucial role of FibroScan in diagnosing and monitoring this condition. Get ready to unlock the secrets and embark

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Excess is bad: Even vitamin A can affect liver health

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which helps improve your health, especially vision and immunity. It also has anti-oxidative properties that keep inflammation under check, especially on your skin. However, excess vitamin A could lead to vitamin A toxicity or hypervitaminosis A and could seriously affect your liver. Experts point out that you should always depend on dietary sources for vitamins, especially for those that cannot be expelled

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Wilson’s disease: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Wilson’s Disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes copper to accumulate in various organs, including the liver, brain and eyes and the excess copper can cause significant damage to these organs, leading to a range of symptoms. According to health experts, Wilson’s disease is one of the main reasons of cirrhosis of liver beside alcohol, hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus but mostly these diseases are silent

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Celebrating International Emergency Medicine Day: Prioritizing Liver Health for a Resilient Future

Let’s unite on International Emergency Medicine Day to recognize the importance of liver health in emergency care and beyond. Join me in exploring key points and strategies for safeguarding our liver well-being! 💡💪 🌈 Catchy Headline: “Emergency Care for Your Liver: Empowering Health on International Emergency Medicine Day!” 🌟 🌟 International Emergency Medicine Day: Spotlight on Liver Health! 🌟 🔹 As we commemorate International Emergency Medicine Day, let’s

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What Your Liver is Telling You: Signs of Poor Liver Function

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible for a wide range of functions including filtering toxins, producing bile for digestion, regulating blood sugar levels, and storing important vitamins and minerals. When the liver is not functioning properly, it can have serious consequences for your overall health. In this article, we’ll explore some of the signs of poor liver function, and what you

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Liver Health

The liver is an essential organ in the human body that performs many crucial functions, including filtering toxins, processing nutrients, and producing bile. It’s crucial to maintain liver health to prevent liver disease and ensure proper body function. One way to support liver health is by ensuring that the body receives adequate levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium

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World IBD Day Sheds Light on the Connection between IBD and Liver Health

May 19th marks World IBD Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This year, the focus is on the connection between IBD and liver health. According to the IBD Society, up to 30% of people with IBD may develop liver disease, which can range from mild inflammation to severe scarring. The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) adds that liver disease is more

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for Liver Health

Intermittent fasting is a popular dietary approach that involves alternating between periods of fasting and eating. This approach has gained a lot of attention in recent years due to its potential health benefits, including improved liver health. In this article, we will explore the benefits of intermittent fasting for liver health. What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that involves cycling between periods of fasting

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Why Turmeric is the Ultimate Spice for Liver Health

Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health issues, including liver diseases. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can benefit liver health in many ways. In this article, we will explore why turmeric is the ultimate spice for liver health. What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a spice

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Simple Habits To Adopt for a Healthier Liver

Are you taking care of your liver? The liver is one of the most vital organs in your body. It is responsible for processing nutrients and filtering out harmful toxins from the body. Unfortunately, the liver is also one of the most neglected organs. It can be easy to forget about your liver health when you’re busy with work, family, and other responsibilities. But neglecting your liver can

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Myth’s and Facts about Liver

The liver is one of the most vital organs in our body, responsible for filtering toxins, metabolizing drugs, and producing bile for digestion. World Liver Day, observed on April 19th each year, aims to raise awareness about the importance of liver health and the impact of liver diseases on people worldwide. As we approach World Liver Day, it is important to separate fact from fiction and debunk some

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How to Take Care of Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease, also known as hepatic steatosis, is a common condition that occurs when there is an excess accumulation of fat in the liver. It is estimated that around 25% of the population worldwide is affected by this disease. This condition can be caused by various factors such as obesity, alcohol consumption, genetics, and certain medications. Fatty liver disease can lead to serious health problems if not

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Protect Your Liver: The Key to Living a Vibrant Life

The liver is the unsung hero of our body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our system and filter out harmful substances, keeping us healthy and vibrant. But despite its critical role, we often take our liver for granted. We overload it with unhealthy foods, alcohol, and other toxins, neglecting its needs until it is too late. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By making some simple

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How do you check my liver

To determine if your liver is functioning properly, a healthcare provider may conduct a physical examination, ask about your medical history and symptoms, and run laboratory tests such as Blood tests to measure levels of liver enzymes and proteins, as well to check for anemia, which can indicate liver disease. In some cases, imaging tests such as an ultrasound, fibroscan, or CT /MRI abdomen scan may also be

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Liver and exercise

The liver is a vital organ that plays a critical role in maintaining good health, and regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep it functioning optimally. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of exercise for the liver and how it can contribute to overall wellness. Improving liver function: Regular exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on liver function by reducing fat

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Life of a person living with Cirrhosis

Life of a person living with Cirrhosis

XYZ is a middle-aged man who has been living with decompensated cirrhosis for over 6 years. The cirrhosis was caused by his years of heavy drinking though he stopped drinking when he was first diagnosed. Unfortunately, the damage to his liver had already been done and his health had been declining ever since.   His daily life changed drastically after his diagnosis. He felt very weak and tired

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Treatment of Fatty liver

In India, the primary goal of treatment for fatty liver disease is to reduce fat accumulation and improve metabolic health. This can be achieved through lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, diet changes and increasing physical activity levels. To reduce fat accumulation in the liver, doctors may recommend reducing calorie intake and making dietary changes based on individual needs. It is important to adopt a healthy eating plan

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Prevention of fatty liver

Prevention of fatty liver

Fatty liver, also known as steatosis hepatitis, is a condition where fat accumulates in the liver. It can lead to more serious conditions like inflammation and cirrhosis if left untreated. The best way to prevent fatty liver is to make lifestyle changes that reduce your risk factors for developing it. First, you should eat a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats and high in fibre, fruits,

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Lean fatty liver disease & lean NASH

Lean fatty liver disease (LFLD) is a condition in which the fat content of the liver exceeds 5% but is not high enough to be classified as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is also known as hepatic steatosis or fatty infiltration of the liver. LFLD is a common condition, affecting up to 30% of adults in the United States. The cause of LFLD is not completely understood, but it

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Myths about fatty liver

A fatty liver is a condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver. Fatty liver disease can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. Despite the fact that fatty liver disease is common and can be of serious medical concern, there are many myths associated with it.   1. You must drink alcohol to develop a fatty liver- This is false; while

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FibroScan

FibroScan is a non-invasive technology used to assess liver fibrosis. It works by sending harmless sound waves through the liver, which measure the speed of their passage and indicate the density of liver tissue. This information can be used to assess how much scarring (fibrosis) has already occurred in the organ. FibroScan is most commonly used in chronic diseases such as hepatitis C, alcoholic cirrhosis, nonalcoholic fatty liver

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Diagnosis of fatty liver disease in India

In order to diagnose fatty liver disease in India, a physician will first take a thorough medical history and perform a physical exam. This may include blood tests to check for elevated liver enzymes, which are usually seen with fatty liver disease. The doctor may also order imaging tests such as an ultrasound or CT scan to evaluate the structure and size of the liver. He can also

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Symptoms of fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is a condition where fat accumulates in the liver cells, causing inflammation and often leading to cirrhosis. Symptoms of fatty liver disease include fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Some people may also experience jaundice (yellowing of the skin), itching, or dark urine. Additionally, those with fatty liver disease may experience weight gain or unexplained weight loss because of their condition. In

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Fatty liver scenario in India

Fatty liver is a growing problem in India, and it affects millions of people across the country. It occurs when too much fat accumulates in the liver. This can lead to serious health problems such as inflammation, cirrhosis, and even liver failure or cancer. In India, fatty liver is often caused by unhealthy lifestyles including poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption. It can also be caused by obesity

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Christmas blog

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration! It’s a time for giving, sharing, and reflecting on the blessings in our lives. This holiday season, we are reminded of the importance of family, friends, and spreading kindness throughout our communities. From buying gifts to baking cookies to decorating the Christmas tree – it’s all part of making this season as special as possible. Whether you attend church or

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The Christmas and liver health

The Christmas season is here and with it comes the joy of gathering with family, friends, and loved ones. However, for some people, Christmas can be a time of stress and overindulgence. Too much alcohol consumption at Christmas festivities can take its toll on your liver health. With excess drinking contributing to the development of liver diseases such as fatty liver disease or cirrhosis, it’s important to keep

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The effects of long COVID on severe liver injury and liver stiffness

The effects of long COVID on severe liver injury and liver stiffness The effects of long COVID on severe liver injury and liver stiffness are becoming increasingly apparent as more research is conducted. Severe liver injury, including increased liver stiffness, can be caused by an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the COVID-19 disease. This can lead to a buildup of scar tissue in the organ, resulting

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Liver care during winter

Liver health is important all year round, but it’s especially important to pay attention to in the winter. The liver is responsible for filtering toxins out of the blood, and it can be easily overloaded during the winter months when we are more likely to be indoors and exposed to pollutants. There are a few simple things you can do to support liver health this winter: – Eat

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