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Medicover Hospitals has done Liver Diseases Awareness program and Launched Liver Clinic.


The city of Vizag is witnessing a rise in the number of cases of chronic liver disease, acute liver disease (Critical cases) and liver cancer with 30-50 new cases reported daily. People diagnosed any sort of liver needs to be educated regarding its consequences and it's prevention, which can save lives. A holistic approach is required for managing patients with liver disease. Lifestyle interventions and medical management of liver diseases should be discussed with the experts for the right suggestions and plan of action.

All alcoholics, Hepatitis B or C cases, diabetics and obese patients should undergo screening ultrasound scan to identify Liver fibrosis or Cirrhosis and consultant an hepatologists or liver specialist to seek proper treatment and care.

Liver diseases can act as a silent killer. Early detection of liver diseases can help to reduce the chances of liver failure. Lifestyle changes such as quitting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, along with annual screening can help manage the condition. If the disease is not treated on time, it can lead to chronic liver failure, which may need a liver transplant.

Dr T. Renu Kumar, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, says that the liver is one of the most important organs in the body. The number of liver patients has been steadily increasing over the past few years. Most of the time, we ourselves are responsible for liver diseases. It could be alcohol, fatty liver, hepatitis B or C, Diabetes, obesity, and certain drugs all cause liver failure which may require a Liver Transplant if the condition worsens. So, prevention is better than cure.

Lifestyle modifications like regular exercise, avoiding unhygienic food and alcohol is the key to a healthy liver. Diabetics need to keep their bood sugar in control and obese patients needs to reduce weight.

Dr Srinivas Nistala Sr.Consultant interventional Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist says that Chronic liver disease is gradually becoming a public health priority in India. Overall, non- alcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease are emerging as important causes of chronic liver disease in the country,. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are the major cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. Timely treatment including liver transplant when needed is a must to save the lives of such patients.

Dr Biswabasu Das - Director of Surgical Gastroenterology says above all, it's important to follow the doctor's advice and have a regular visit to the doctor once diagnosed with any sort of liver problems.

Most of the liver diseases are preventable and we need to educate more and more people regarding the prevention of these disease.

For the benefit of Liver patients Medicover Hospitals at MVP has launched Free Liver Package - list of investigation include Creatine | CBC| Ultrasound | LFT and a free consultation.Valid till 31st August