World liver day 2023 makes everyone adopts a healthy lifestyle to keep their liver healthy. In addition to this, it is celebrated to spread awareness regarding liver diseases and possible preventive measures. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the significance of celebrating world liver day.
Why is World Liver Day Celebrated?
Due to liver disease, nearly 20 lakh people die globally, every year. Some of them die because of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular cancer and some of them have cirrhosis-related problems. Together, liver cancer and cirrhosis can result in 3.5% of all deaths globally, where cirrhosis is at 11th number and liver cancer is at 16th position globally and 10th in India that can lead to fatality.
When it comes to alcohol consumers, there are around 200 crore people who consume alcohol and of which, 7.5 to 10 crores are at higher risk of getting affected with alcohol-related liver disease. Apart from this, 200 crore adults are struggling with an overweight problem, 40 crores are diabetic patients, and they are at higher risk of getting affected with hepatocellular carcinoma and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, World Liver Day is celebrated every year on the 19th of April with the intent to spread awareness about liver diseases, it also provides an opportunity for people to learn more about the symptoms of liver disease and the importance of early identification of those symptoms because most liver problems are asymptomatic.
World Liver Day Theme 2023
In 2023, the theme of world liver day is “Be Vigilant, Do Regular Liver Check-ups, Fatty Liver Can Affect Anyone”. Generally, the primary focus of this theme is the practice of regular check-ups of the liver because the fatty liver can affect anyone, regardless of the risk factors such as being overweight, excess alcohol consumption, and insulin resistance (diabetes).
Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease
Until the liver disease progresses and turns into cirrhosis, people with fatty liver may not see any symptoms. If you are experiencing any symptoms, they may include:
feeling full in the upper right side of the abdomen
loss of appetite
weight loss even without trying
How to Keep Liver Healthy?
You can keep your liver healthy by following the tips given below:
maintain a healthy weight
eat a healthy diet
keep yourself hydrated
On this World Liver Day, everyone should take a pledge to keep their liver healthy by opting for a healthy lifestyle. You need to keep yourself and your beloved one aware of liver diseases and possible treatment options. Moreover, get informative content through our blogs by subscribing to Personal Care N Heal.
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