Friday, June 14, 2013

Hepatitis a major problem for baby boomers in America

Hepatitis (A, B, C) has been called a silent epidemic: As the most common blood-borne viral infection United States, it affects more than 7 million Americans — yet, most don't know they have it. But the condition can lead to the development of cirrhosis and liver cancer, and is the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States.

Baby boomers have the highest rate of hepatitis infection, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended that all people born between 1945 and 1965 get tested at least once for it. People with other risk factors for hepatitis (e.g., previous intravenous drug users, previous cocaine users, recipients of blood transfusions before 1992, and people with tattoos and body piercings in places other than the ears) should also get tested, regardless of age.

Once hepatitis is diagnosed, it is not easy to cure using western medicine but there are good cures available in traditional medicine. Kamalahar is once such ayurvedic or herbal medication which has been proven very effective in the treatment of liver disorders including hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver and ascites.


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