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Liver Diseases Killing People At An Alarming Rate

Punjab News Express | September 26, 2019 12:52 PM

Day by day, the world is getting affected by deadliest diseases. Many of these types of conditions are the reasons of worldwide deaths. This article will discuss some severe liver diseases. The liver present within the body filters poisons from the food and turns the food into energy. Any malfunction of the liver can infect the entire body. Jaundice is the most popular type of liver disease where one experiences skin discoloration. The skin turns to be yellow. The white portion of the eyes also becomes yellow due to the increased level of bilirubin in the blood. The body fluids also gain a yellow color.

What is Bilirubin

When the red blood cells termed as hemoglobin present within the blood is broken usually for recycling the damaged and old blood cells, form Bilirubin. This bilirubin is carried out with the bloodstream and reaches the liver. Mostly bilirubin eliminates out from the body through the stool. But when someone gets a fat deposited in the liver then, the regular bilirubin elimination is disrupted and gets accumulated over the skin. This results in jaundice.

Infections in the Liver

There are numerous things responsible for some severe liver conditions. Innumerable diseases are there to cause liver inflammation. Viral Hepatitis is known as the most common reason behind this.

  • Hepatitis A

People get affected by it through the consumption of food or drinks. This will never highlight any symptoms and will go on after six months of time. Hepatitis A is the other name of jaundice.

  • Hepatitis B

Unprotected sex or intaking drugs from shared needles are the chief reasons behind this infection. This disease takes out the deadliest forms and may give birth to liver cancer as well as many other life-risk conditions.

  • Hepatitis C

This happens due to the intake of impure blood during any major surgery. This can also occur due to taking drugs from shared needles.

The immune systems issues:

The immune system present within the human body is responsible for fighting with the bacteria and the viruses. Sometimes liver gets affected due to this and gives rise to some severe conditions like,

  • The liver gets inflamed due to autoimmune hepatitis which can head towards liver failure. The womenfolk are much affected with this disease compared to the male folk
  • The bile ducts of the liver sometimes get affected by the primary biliary cholangitis. The biles are responsible for digesting food. Any injury in the pipe causes the bile to scratch the organ. This also affects the womenfolk other than the men
  • Another serious liver problem is primary sclerosing cholangitis. This again scars the bile ducts and blocks it. Thus, the produced bile gets stuck inside the liver and forces the lives to stop its function. This leads to liver cancer. Men are majorly affected by this disease compared to women.

Reasons behind Jaundice, A severe Liver Disease

  • The liver gets acutely swollen
  • The bile duct also gets swollen
  • The bile duct is obstructed
  • The bile flow is interrupted, and thus, bilirubin gets deposited in the liver.

Common Symptoms of Jaundice

  • The skin turns into a yellow color. The white portion of the eyes also gets a yellow color
  • The color of the urine is darkened
  • A pale stool as bilirubin is not passed through stool
  • Itchy skin
  • Vomiting tendency
  • Weightloss
  • Fatigued
  • High fever
  • Abdominal pain

Jaundice types

Mainly there are three types of jaundice:

  • Any liver injury or disease is the reason behind hepatocellular jaundice
  • The increasing amount of bilirubin in the blood can give birth to hemolytic jaundice
  • A bile duct obstruction is a reason for obstructive jaundice where the bilirubin is prevented from entering the liver.

Precautions are taken for preventing Jaundice:

  • Drinking pure water is the only solution for treating jaundice. The Industrial RO Plant successfully designed for handling the water filtration demands with the utilization of some remarkable purification processes like Intake, High-Pressure Pumps, Pre-treatment, pH Adjustment, Membrane Assembly, Disinfection. The Industrial Water Purifier machine sucks the raw contaminated water and filters out the impurities like the sediments or the micro-organisms present within the water.
  • The fruits and the vegetables that are comprised of digestive enzymes work best when eaten during jaundice. Liver health is improved with the consumption of certain fruits and vegetables like avocado, grapefruit, grapes, Brussel sprouts, etc.
  • Food containing soluble fiber helps in throwing out bile from the liver. The toxicity is reduced with the consumption of high fiber-containing food like berries, broccoli, kale, almonds, quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, etc.
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol as this causes liver damage.
  • Saturated fats present within the meat act harshly and cause liver damage.
  • Don’t intake refined sugar as this buildups fat in the liver. Thus, consume food, those containing natural sugar.

Always intake a healthy well-balanced diet for supporting the liver health for alleviating jaundice, as well as any liver diseases. 

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