Have You Heard of NASH, the Silent Killer?

By First Posted: Jul 14, 2017 Fri 7:19 AM
Have You Heard of NASH, the Silent Killer?
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Hepatitis C is notorious for causing the worst damage to human liver. So many people have fallen prey to this disease that this notoriety is well justified. But Hep C is all set to give way to NASH as the worst liver offender!

NASH is Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis. This is the damage to your liver that is caused by factors other than exess alcohol consumption. What are these factors? Obesity and Diabetes are the two factors which may lead to NASH. This is now becoming so common that NASH is being recognized as a real threat to human public health. What's worse is that it is not diagnosed till it's almost too late! There are no specific symptoms of this disease, and there is no easy or cheap way to even test for it. The only way to diagose is to conduct a liver biopsy. 

What Can You Do?

Simple! Just try to lose weight and keep your blood sugar in check. Get regular exercise, eat sensibly, and don't drink too much.

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