Your Liver, Your Health Surprising Facts You Need to Know!

Liver disease is a significant global health concern. Many individuals are unaware of their condition, leading to higher rates of liver cancer and fatalities. Prioritising early detection and education is crucial.

  1. Over 800,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer annually worldwide.
  2. More than 87% of those (about 700,000 individuals) die from liver-related causes each year.
  3. Up to 50% of people with liver disease are unaware of their condition.
  4. Liver cancer is much more common in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
  5. Liver disease is a leading cause of cancer deaths globally.
  6. In Asia, 1 in 4 individuals are estimated to have fatty liver, increasing the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer.
  7. Liver disease may progress without noticeable symptoms.
  8. Liver lacks pain receptors, making it harder to detect issues in time.

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