Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Liver disease on the rise in Pakistan

Approximately, one in nine Pakistanis suffer from a liver disease, as stated by a liver transplant expert. The number of patients with liver problems is on the rise in Pakistan. There are over 300,000 patients in the country in need of a new liver and 80 to 90 per cent liver disease patients suffer from hepatitis.
Some patients have Wilson’s disease and others had alcohol-related problems. Constant lethargy, darkening complexion, fever, vomiting blood and accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity are frequent symptoms of liver disease. The survival rate of a patient suffering from a liver disease varies and if a liver disease remained untreated, the patient could expire in six years. 


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