Hepatitis: A Global Threat

Medical case file with the hepatitis written on it

Last week the World Health Organisation commemorated the 400 million people around the world that are affected by viral hepatitis.

Every 28th of July World Hepatitis Day is celebrated to raise awareness and insight policy-makers to increase access to testing and treatment. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can serious debilitate quality of life if the virus progresses to fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver cancer. There are 5 main types of viruses: A, B, C, D and E. The most life threatening are B and C as they are the most likely to develop into liver cirrhosis and cancer. Hepatitis B, C, and D are most likely contracted via parenteral contact with body fluids that have been infected. Hepatitis A Read more

Take care of your liver, as you only have the one

The adult liver, which is responsible for a large number of chemical processes and metabolic functions, weighs about 1.5 kg. It is, without a doubt, a complex and fascinating organ. Thus, we could say that it is a great filter where most of the toxins and chemicals in our body such as alcohol, pesticides and some drugs are neutralised. 

Even though the liver is able to deal with these substances, if we make it "work" too much, it may be harmful to our health. Therefore, as is customary in this blog, we remind you that prevention is the best therapy for the health of each and every one of our organs. Food that will sit well with your liver On the other side of the scales in the fight against these harmful substances, there are several foods that can help us protect the health of this "natural filter" - some fruits and vegetables such as artichokes, chicory or escarole, for example. Artichoke: Read more

Hepatitis: one of the greatest threats to our liver

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver which prevents it from being able to carry out its duties properly. The appearance of this disease may lead to cirrhosis of the liver or even cancer.

The liver is an organ that is essential to the functioning of our body in the following ways: it develops an important detoxifying role, removes materials from our blood that could harm us, secretes bile and stores glycogen and vitamins.

That is why, at Best Doctors, we believe that it is important to know the symptoms of hepatitis and how it can be transmitted, because we are convinced that information plays an important role in your health. Symptoms that might go unnoticed Hepatitis can appear without showing obvious or mild symptoms such as the following: Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite Abdominal pain Dark urine Pale-coloured stools Jaundice: yellowing of the skin The ABC of hepatitis: Here are the main differences between the three basic types of hepatitis: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) It is present in stools and is often transmitted through consumption of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A can Read more