Hepatitis B and C kill 14 lakh people every year, are you also becoming a victim?

Worldwide viral hepatitis The number of infected people is increasing continuously. TB second highest after infectious disease Is. The major reason for the spread of this disease is that there is a lack of information among the people about its symptoms, causes and prevention. 9 out of 10 people infected with viral hepatitis are not aware that they are suffering from this serious disease. World Health Organization Hepatitis is such an infectious disease that if not detected in time, the patient can also die.

This is the reason that every year 1.4 million people lose their lives due to hepatitis B and hepatitis C. According to the WHO, about 9 times more people worldwide are infected with the hepatitis virus than the HIV virus. This virus is like a silent killer. In most of the cases, the patient gets to know the symptoms very late. Among viral hepatitis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infect the most people. Due to these deaths are also more.

This infection is caused by contaminated water

Dr Ajay Kumar, Chairman, Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases at BLK-Max Super Specialty Hospital, said that Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E are transmitted through contaminated food and water. However, very few patients of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E have a serious condition. But in some cases, the liver can be completely damaged and there is a possibility of a transplant coming.

There is also a risk of chronic diseases

Dr Abhideep Choudhary, Senior Director, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation at the hospital, said, “Infections of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C also lead to chronic diseases. These can also lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. This disease can be treated with drug therapy and the use of drugs.

Lifestyle needs to be taken care of

Dr. explains that it is very important to have the right lifestyle to cure hepatitis. ‘To avoid this infection, there is also a great need to improve the routine life.

Consumption of alcohol, obesity, diabetes are the factors that cause hepatitis, so there is a need to avoid them.

These are the symptoms of hepatitis

loss of appetite

yellowing of the skin

yellowing of eyes

stomach ache

digestive problems

Prevent hepatitis B and C in these ways

Don’t give your razor and blade to anyone

Have sex safely

Get all the tests done before donating blood

Get the hepatitis B vaccine administered to the newborn.

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