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World Hepatitis Day 2022: Ways to protect your liver and keep hepatitis at bay

Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST
  • World Hepatitis Day is celebrated every year on July 28 in honour of Dr Baruch Blumberg who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967. He also developed the hepatitis B vaccine two years later in 1969.
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World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on July 28 to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis, an inflammatory condition of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. Approximately 334 million people are affected globally with hepatitis B and C, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the theme for World Hepatitis Day is, ‘Bringing hepatitis care closer to you,’ which means to make hepatitis care more accessible. Here are a few ways to keep hepatitis at bay and take care of your liver.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on July 28 to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis, an inflammatory condition of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. Approximately 334 million people are affected globally with hepatitis B and C, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the theme for World Hepatitis Day is, ‘Bringing hepatitis care closer to you,’ which means to make hepatitis care more accessible. Here are a few ways to keep hepatitis at bay and take care of your liver.(Shutterstock)

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Get tested regularly: If you are someone who has very weak immunity and often falls sick then you should not delay and get yourself tested for hepatitis at the earliest.(WebMD) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Get tested regularly: If you are someone who has very weak immunity and often falls sick then you should not delay and get yourself tested for hepatitis at the earliest.(WebMD)

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Vaccination: You can protect yourself from Hepatitis A and B by getting vaccinated at the right time. Adults who have not been vaccinated before the age of 18 can also get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Vaccination: You can protect yourself from Hepatitis A and B by getting vaccinated at the right time. Adults who have not been vaccinated before the age of 18 can also get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.(Shutterstock)

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Practise good hygiene: You need to practise good hygiene in order to protect yourself from the disease. Do not share toothbrushes, razors and needles. Wash your hands with soap every time you visit the toilet and also before and after eating meals. Drink clean and boiled water.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Practise good hygiene: You need to practise good hygiene in order to protect yourself from the disease. Do not share toothbrushes, razors and needles. Wash your hands with soap every time you visit the toilet and also before and after eating meals. Drink clean and boiled water.(Unsplash)

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Practise safe sex: The virus has been found in vaginal secretions, saliva and semen so it is vital to practise safe sex and use proper protection to avoid acquiring or transmitting viral hepatitis.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Practise safe sex: The virus has been found in vaginal secretions, saliva and semen so it is vital to practise safe sex and use proper protection to avoid acquiring or transmitting viral hepatitis.(Unsplash)

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Eat healthy food: To keep your liver healthy, you need to eat foods that are rich in nutrients and help purify your blood. Walnuts, beetroots, turmeric and garlic are a few foods you need to include in your diet.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Eat healthy food: To keep your liver healthy, you need to eat foods that are rich in nutrients and help purify your blood. Walnuts, beetroots, turmeric and garlic are a few foods you need to include in your diet.(Unsplash)

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