Navigation Links
Cirrhosis on the rise

Heavy drinking by young people is leading to an alarming rise in liver cirrhosis cases, cirrhosis deaths are increasing sharply in women after having increased in men for some time//, Professor Liam Donaldson says in his annual report.He adds that females are showing signs of permanent liver damage at an earlier age.

Cirrhosis - the permanent scarring and damage of the liver - is irreversible, although treatment can prevent it from getting worse.Among 35 to 44-year-olds, there has been an eight-fold increase in deaths among men, and seven-fold among women. Cirrhosis of the liver now kills 1,600 women a year, compared to 1,200 seven years ago - more than cervical cancer.

While some of this increase can be blamed on the side-effects of long-term infection with hepatitis B and C, Professor Donaldson says that the most "convincing explanation" is alcohol. He says: "There is a clear need for a comprehensive approach, across and beyond government, to address the consequences of problematic drinking. Public awareness needs to be raised that certain patterns of heavy drinking are potentially dangerous in producing culmulative damage to the liver."

"Women are thought to be more susceptible and they get problems with alcohol earlier and quicker so they are more likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver for relatively small amounts of alcohol." Far more deaths are caused by patchy diagnosis and treatment of blood pressure, he says.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cirrhosis linked to genes
2. Bottleneck: High on Spirits Can Cause A Dispirited Liver, Leading To Cirrhosis!
3. Arthritis Drug to Reverse Cirrhosis
4. New Test Helps Identify Hepatitis C Patients at High Risk of Developing Cirrhosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Ushio America proudly introduces ... an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps on most instant-start and programmed-start ... 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing electronic ballast, saving labor and maintenance ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Children and adolescents who ... experiences than children in the general population. That’s because foster care is designed ... family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth who have experienced trauma ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Yorba Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... April 28, ... ... entities with cardiac or hERG liability could substantially improve drug safety and minimize ... will be provided for validating ion channel inhibition using cell lines and for ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a new post that ... Yisrayl says with so many titles and names for the Creator, it’s hard for many ... Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the truth is undeniable. , “If you ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Intellitec Solutions ... Grove Foundation implement a Microsoft Dynamics GP solution that integrates to their PointClickCare ... that specializes in long-term care, Brooke Grove now has the capability to achieve ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)...  CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS ... design to enhance the retail customer experience with ... and expanded beauty selections paired with informational signage ... offerings. Together with its innovative digital programs, these ... experience at CVS Pharmacy.  "Pharmacy ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, ... their offering. ... pharmacogenomics market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, ... expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, Research), By Country, (Brazil, Mexico, ... report to their offering. ... The Latin American pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services market ... Low drug registration cost in Latin American countries and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: