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How to keep your liver healthy amidst covid pandemic? Check here

Guwahati: The country is grappling with a sudden upsurge in covid cases with the health sector going for a toss. Amidst the rising health scare and battle with overcrowded beds, crematoriums, graveyards, oxygen shortages, taking care of one’s health are the foremost action one can afford to at this time.

Also read: States to receive 6,177 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen supply amid covid surge

Today is World Liver Day and what better way to keep your liver healthy if you are aware of certain tit bits of keeping the body’s second largest organ during this time?

Many people around us complain of liver disease, a common form of disease that is fast becoming a modern health trouble.

Also read: States to receive 6,177 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen supply amid covid surge

Usually people complain of liver disease after its function is affected if good care is not taken. Also liver disease can be inherited (genetic). Liver disease doesn’t always get noticed easily, but over time, symptoms appear that leads to liver failure. If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, it may include – loss of appetite, dark urine colour, swelling in the legs and ankles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever and jaundice.

Also read: Grim Situation: With over 2.73 lakh cases India records highest spike in COVID cases in the last 24 hours

As per World Health Organisation, liver disease forms the tenth most common cause of death in India. Liver diseases can be caused by hepatitis A,B,C, alcohol and drugs. The consumptions of contaminated food and water and drug abuse are the reasons behind viral hepatitis disease. “Hepato” means liver and “it is” means inflammation. Hence, Hepatitis means the inflammation of the liver.

Follow a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet to keep you liver healthy. Limit or quit alcohol, maintain your weight as obesity can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eat food that have lot of fibre such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals, avoid contact with the infected blood or any other body fluid as this can result in spreading the hepatitis virus, avoid sharing razors, razor blades, toothbrushes etc.

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