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Healthcare Delivery

What you should know about Hepatitis C – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis C is a contagious viral infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It primarily affects the liver and can lead to severe damage if left untreated. In this condition, there are no visible symptoms until there is a considerable damage to the liver.

Causes of Hepatitis C

HCV (hepatitis C virus) spreads only through contaminated blood or body fluid of an infected person. It can spread through:

  • Sharing needles and drugs
  • Unintentionally poked by infected needles
  • Birth – a mother can pass it to a child
  • Unprotected sex
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Healthcare Delivery

5 steps to take care of your Liver on World Liver Day

According to a report released by World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2014, deaths due to liver diseases in India has reached 2.44% of total deaths. NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis) being one of the most common reason behind liver diseases, has a prevalence of 5-28% in India. Since, the liver is involved in major metabolic processes in the human body, any disease related to liver can affect the overall body functions.

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Wellness

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass can perform miracles to our body and health in so many ways and so quickly. If you haven’t considered it in your diet, the only explanation is that you are not fully aware of how powerful this plant is. It seemingly takes forever to list all the benefits you can get from wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass is simply the young grass from the common wheat plant called Triticum aestivum  (Wikipedia).  It can be consumed in the form of juice, fine green powder or tablets. Either ways, wheatgrass has been renowned as a superfood or the favorite food of nutritionists.