The Liver & COVID-19

Who's at risk, and what you

can do to protect yourself.

New! Team Up To Treat NASH

            Are you doing your part? 

Taking A Closer Look:

NASH & NAFLD

Teacher's Corner!

Activities & materials

for the classroom

The Facts 

         

         Approximately half a billion individuals around the                  world are living with a liver disease

         Viral hepatitis, a silent epidemic, claims 1.4 million lives            annually - making it comparable to HIV, tuberculosis,                and malaria. 

         Many chronic liver related diseases including                          hepatitis, obesity, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol,            and drug & alcohol abuse are preventable

LHI's Strategy 

Preventing disease, promoting screenings, and                 improving patient adherence to treatment regimen

depends on an understanding of the importance

of the liver.

Liver health education is the critical rationale, for                 motivating  individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles, and

avoid risk behaviors.

LHI works to promote liver health education by

creating educational materials, collaborating with organizations, and influencing health policy.  

Promoting liver health education. Our Passion is Prevention.

Meet Your

Liver

What does your liver

do for you?

New! Your Liver, Your Life, Your Choice Poster

Take a look at our newest poster, with life saving liver health messages. 

5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Your Liver

Do you know what your liver does for you? You might be surprised at how important it is to your health, and life itself.

Mirror Mirror On The Wall. Your Body's Early Warning System.

Your liver is a non-complainer so you likely won't feel pain if it's in trouble. But one look in the mirror can give you some early warning signs. 

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"The liver plays a vital, life-saving role in keeping our systems healthy throughout our bodies.  Often taken for granted, this amazing organ filters our blood and removes toxic waste products, produces proteins that support our cells, fights infection, and helps digest our food to bring nutrition to our tissues.  Protecting this precious and magical organ must be a top priority to spare millions the heartache and suffering that comes with failure of the liver to do its job. "

Chief, Division of Liver Diseases 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Scott Friedman, MD

"Kids can do so much to protect their liver, a vital organ without which one cannot live. However in order for them to be proactive we owe it to them to educate them about how to keep that wonderful liver of theirs healthy. They need to know that being overweight can lead to serious liver damage and so can viruses like hepatitis B and C which are often acquired through injection drug use. Education is the key!"

Professor of Pediatrics

Rady’s Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Kathleen Schwarz, MD

 "Despite advances in the treatment of hepatitis

C and B . . . there is still a desperate need to increase the understanding of liver wellness and disease prevention in the American public. By the time I meet many patients, their liver disease has silently advanced to irreversible damage."

President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation

David Pound, MD

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