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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on 28 July. The theme for 2020 is Hepatitis-free future, with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers, newborns. And ‘Find the Missing Millions’. Worldwide, 290 million people are living with this viral unaware.

According to the World Health Organization, liver ailments are the 10th most common cause of deaths in India. The liver is the largest organ in the human body whose “main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. Hepatitis can be described as an inflammatory condition of the liver. It can be life-threatening if not treated on time.There are mainly two categories of viral hepatitis- (1) Hepatitis A and E and (2) Hepatitis C and B. Diabetes and obesity have a intense impact on the liver. It may lead to fatty lever disease which further leads to liver dysfunction and liver cirrhosis. High blood sugar is one of the causes of liver damage too.

We can avoid this disease by taking precautions like: 1.)Eating healthy food. 2.)Avoid excessive fried or junk food. 3.)Maintaining hygienic practices such as washing hands with safe water, particularly before handling food. 4.)Adequate supplies of safe drinking water and disposal of sewage within communities.

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