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Hepatitis C – Symptoms and Treatment

11 March, 2017
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Hepatitis represents the inflammation of the liver and occurs due to viral infections. The most common strains of hepatitis are type A, type B, and type C. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), is the most widespread blood carried disease with more than 50% patients who remain unaware of their infection. Most of the gastroenterologists and liver specialists …

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Hepatitis – Things You Need to Know

23 June, 2016
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What is Hepatitis? It is a liver disease that makes the liver swell and prevents it from functioning correctly. Hepatitis A: virus contracted through fecal – oral contact Hepatitis B: virus contracted through contaminated blood, blood products and needles Hepatitis C: virus contracted through contaminated blood, blood products, sexual contact, and contaminated intravenous needles What are the …

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Who needs a Liver Transplant?

17 October, 2016
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Liver transplant is specialized surgery that is performed to remove the diseased liver, incapable of forming its physiological functions, with a healthy liver. It is a lifesaving procedure for those who have been suffering because of a malfunctioning liver, for long. There are a number of patients who need the transplant than the number of …

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Can Only Alcoholics get Fatty Liver?

24 April, 2014
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Overweight people having metabolic issues (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia) and alcoholics worldwide are most susceptible to Fatty Liver. The condition is associated with other diseases that influence fat metabolism. The good news is fatty liver disease (FLD) is reversible. Large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., …

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Liver Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma

15 November, 2013
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What is hepatocellular carcinoma? Liver is an organ present in the upper right abdomen of the body, above the stomach and beneath the diaphragm. Hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC is the cancer of the liver cells (hepatocytes). It is the most common type of primary liver cancer. It is important to note that not all cancers …

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Common Liver Diseases

25 October, 2016
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We all have witnessed a change in our lifestyle: sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep, increased stress, consumption of high-fat diet, & of course the magnanimous rise in alcohol consumption and smoking. All this has led to an increase in a lot of lifestyle disorders including liver diseases. Hepatitis and Fatty Liver are the most commonly …

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Renal Dialysis FAQ

12 November, 2014
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Q1. What is a Renal Dialysis? Renal Dialysis is the medical process carried out to remove excess water and waste from the blood stream. This process is mainly carried out on patients suffering from renal failure, a condition that leads to loss of kidney function, resulting in the blood stream not being purified. Renal Dialysis …

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Unexplained stomach discomfort could mean Liver enlargement

9 October, 2014
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What is liver enlargement? Liver is a vital organ located on the upper right abdomen. It clears toxins from the body and enables clotting of blood. Liver enlargement, or hepatomegaly as it is known in medical terms, refers to swelling of the liver beyond its normal size. An enlarged liver is not a disease by …

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8 Ways to Prevent Cancer

4 June, 2014
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Though there are no proven ways of preventing cancer, it is possible to reduce your risks of getting it. This is because most risk factors of cancer include bad lifestyle choices like smoking or being overweight – things you can control to reduce your risk. Leading a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference and …

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