Here are just a few things you should avoid to maintain your liver’s health: Avoid excessive alcohol. Most people know that the liver acts as a filter and can be badly damaged by drinking too much alcohol. Liver specialists recommend that more than two drinks a day for men – and more than one drink…Read More
If you are a hepatitis carrier, it’s your responsibility to avoid spreading your infection to others. Here’s how: Hepatitis viruses can be transmitted by contact with infected blood, seminal fluids and vaginal secretions. Wash your hands with soap and water after touching your own blood or body fluids. Throw personal items such as tissues, menstrual…Read More
Monitor the state of your liver at least once a year to determine if the disease is progressing and if cirrhosis or liver cancer is developing. Review all medications with your physician. Some over-the-counter and alternative medicines can harm the liver. Have periodic ultrasound and alpha-fetoprotein blood tests for liver cancer. If pregnant, be sure…Read More
Your liver depends on you to take care of it… so it can take care of you. It serves as your body’s engine, pantry, refinery, food processor, garbage disposal, and “guardian angel.” The trouble is, your liver is a silent partner; when something’s wrong it does not complain until the damage is far advanced. So…Read More
Testing Guidelines for #hepatitisC may be missing a quarter of all cases! Hepatitis C Testing Guidelines Miss Too Many Cases, Study Suggests A review of blood samples for nearly 5,000 patients seen at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Department suggests that federal guidelines for hepatitis C… Continue ReadingRead More
April 15, 2016 • By Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, M.P.H., Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hepatitis B and C affect as many…Read More
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