Thrissur has the maximum number of non-alcoholic liver patients in the State, hepatologist at the Government Medical College Hospital Dr. Y. Praveen Kumar has observed.

Participating in an awareness camp jointly organised by the Thissur Press Club and Banerjee Club as part of World Hepatitis Day observance in the city on Saturday, he said that non-alcoholic liver diseases were found to be high among women.

“The disease can be cured if proper treatment is taken at the initial stage itself. Failure to take appropriate treatment at the right time is lilkely to result in issues like liver cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Moreover, unscientific treatment will make the situation worse,” said Dr. Kumar.

Stress laid on diet

The reasons for liver diseases can be genetic, chemical, or lifestyle disorders.

Proper diet and exercise are necessary to avoid complications.

Jaundice due to hepatitis virus can also lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

District Collector T.V. Anupama inaugurated the camp. Banerjee Club president Jose Alukka presided over the function.

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