Liver diseases on the rise in Kerala: Private hospital

By: | Published: July 29, 2016 1:41 PM

Chronic liver diseases are fast catching up among urban Keralites like other lifestyle disorders, including diabetes and hypertension...

The hospital has started an exclusive clinic for treatment of liver diseases. (Reuters)The hospital has started an exclusive clinic for treatment of liver diseases. (Reuters)

Chronic liver diseases are fast catching up among urban Keralites like other lifestyle disorders, including diabetes and hypertension, a private hospital, a major transplant centre, claimed here today. With the fast changing lifestyle of the people, liver diseases have also increased proportionately, according to a press release from the KIMS Hospital here.

The hospital has started an exclusive clinic for treatment of liver diseases. The clinic will be headed by a team of liver transplant surgeons and supported by a team of doctors belonging to other medical departments, it said.Inaugurating the clinic, Dr M I Sahadulla, Chairman and Managing Director of KIMS Hospital, it cannot be said that alcohol is the only cause for liver diseases, as lot of non-alcoholic cases of fatty liver disease was also being reported.

Other than this, diseases like Hepatitis A, B and C can also be a cause for liver diseases.“It’s sad to note that in Kerala, the rise in liver diseases is ‘alarmingly high,” he said. 

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