Liver Wellness Leaflet
What is Liver Wellness?
Routine health check-ups which include liver function test and ultrasound of the abdomen do not exclude silent liver disease. Liver Wellness is to know the health of your liver as most liver ailments are present without producing any symptoms.
Why should I take the Liver Wellness Package?
The reason for proposing Liver Wellness Package in apparently healthy individuals with no symptoms are cited below:
|There is a huge burden of silent liver disease in India.|
|Out of 1.2 billion people in India, at least one in 5 Indians is living with some kind of liver problem|
|42-45 million people suffer from Hepatits B (5% of population)|
|12-15 million people suffer from Hepatitis C|
|Burden of Hepatitis C is twice of HIV population (more common than HIV) Both Hepatitis B and C, spread in the same way as HIV|
|8 million Indians are reported to have Alcohol related liver disease.|
|144 million people suffer from fatty liver disease (12 % of population)|
|1.5 million suffer from cirrhosis of liver|
|Liver cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer in the world|
Silent Liver Disease: A Killer
- Hepatitis B , C , Fatty Liver disease due to Alcohol and Non alcohol Fatty Liver ( due to obesity , high cholesterol , Triglyceride , diabetes) can be present silently without producing any symptoms
- It is advisable to diagnose them early because if left untreated this can result in permanent scarring ( cirrhosis ) of liver
- Liver cirrhosis can cause life threatening complications like jaundice, bleeding, liver cancer, kidney failure, infection etc
Who should avail of Liver Wellness Package?
All individuals with history of the following
- Obesity, high BMI
- Altered Lipid profile
- Diabetes, Hypertension
- History of Alcohol intake
- Previous history of Jaundice
- Family history of Liver disease
- History of Fatty Liver
- Previous operations, blood Transfusion
- History of Hepatitis B or C
What does the Liver Wellness Package include:
- Blood Tests :- CBC, INR, LFT, HBsAg, Anti HCV, Anti HBsAg,
TFT, Lipid profile, HbA1c
- USG abdomen
- Dietician consult
- Consultation with Hepatologist
What is the cost of the Liver Wellness Package ?