Investigators from Catalonia reported in the Journal of Hepatology that survival rate among hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive patients undertaking liver transplant have significantly risen after the administration of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). DAAs also lead to a fall in the number of people with HCV requiring a liver transplant.
A lot concerning our health comes down to what we eat. There are many nutritious foods available which should specifically be consumed if you suffer from a health condition. Hepatitis is no different. There is one food source which can prevent liver diseases to a greater extent. In recent times, kale has gained a reputation for being a considered super food, especially for people with any type of liver disease including hepatitis.
Hepatitis is transmitted very fast could lead to life-threatening conditions. Hepatitis B, C and D are caused due to contact with infected body fluids. Hepatitis A and E are caused due to consumption of contaminated water and food. Other causes include eating raw shellfish or raw oysters.
Researchers from South Ural State University (SUSU) found that man has been suffering from Hepatitis B since the Bronze Age with the help of viral traces in the genomes of ancient people. To understand how some of the ancient diseases spread and to find out how they might behave in the future, an international collaboration between researchers had been analyzing DNA of the relics of ancient people found in areas from Mongolia to Europe for several years.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic disease more commonly seen in females, where the human body’s immune system goes awry and attacks its healthy liver cells. This immune response causes hepatitis i.e. inflammation of the liver. If left untreated, this disease can result in complications such as cirrhosis of the liver and/or hepatic failure.
Hepatitis is defined as liver inflammation usually caused by the hepatitis virus. There are of 5 types of hepatitis: A, B, C, D and E. At times, our own immune system will attack the liver, which is termed as autoimmune hepatitis disease. Common symptoms include fever, jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stool, loss of appetite and weight loss.
Fatigue is a common complaint of chronic Hepatitis C sufferers. Fatigue is triggered by many factors, but insufficient sleep is considered to be the major cause and too many sleepless nights worsen the condition of Hepatitis C sufferers.
In a report by Gallup Pakistan short roundup of health infrastructure in Pakistan 2000-2015 based on Pakistan Economic Survey 2015-2016, it is mentioned that “Pakistan was unable to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health and ranks 149 in 188 countries in the first global assessment of countries.
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