Liver Health Affects Us All
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.
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.
What does your liver
do for you?
Scott Friedman, MD
Chief, Division of Liver Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"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. "
Kathleen Schwarz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Rady’s Children’s Hospital, San Diego
"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!"
David Pound, MD
President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation
"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."
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