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Test yourself and your liver

The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver (ROPIP) together with several medical organizations launched on October 1, 2011. in Moscow, the “Test Yourself!” project, aimed at collecting and analyzing data on the frequency of liver diseases in Russia, identifying their main risk factors and drawing public attention to these problems. The survey conducted within the project will cover up to 4000 participants.

It will also help to determine the profile of a typical patient with liver diseases and the most effective treatment and prevention measures. More information about the project “Test yourself!” presented on www. testliver.ru. Researchers hope that this initiative will help reduce the incidence of liver diseases in Russia associated with alcohol consumption and unhealthy diet through educational activities, raising awareness about diseases and early diagnosis.

Free doesn’t mean bad

The main objectives of the project “Test yourself!” They consist in providing patients with the opportunity to examine the state of the liver for free and receive medical recommendations, as well as help to accumulate important statistics for scientists and healthcare organizers that will be used to further develop hepatology in Russia. The project partners suggest that in the future it may cover other cities of Russia.

During October 2011, residents of the Russian Federation over 18 years old will have the opportunity to sign up for a free liver examination in Moscow by registering by telephone on the Hot Line. After the examination, the project participants will be able to get a free consultation from a gastroenterologist who will give recommendations on the prevention of liver diseases or possible treatment options. Survey in the framework of the project “Test yourself!” allow scientists to compile a general picture of liver diseases in the studied patient population, the prevalence of fatty degeneration of alcoholic and non-alcoholic genesis, hepatitis. Features specific to patients with these diseases will help determine their main risk factors.

Smoke screen

“Most people don’t realize how often they are exposed to risk factors for liver diseases such as alcohol, fatty foods, tobacco smoke, and toxins and chemicals, including aerosol cleaners, insecticidal sprays, dye fumes and many others, because all substances harmful to the body are filtered by the liver, ”says Vladimir Ivashkin, Chief Freelance Gastroenterologist of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, academician of RAMS, professor.“ The liver performs more than 5,000 every minute. x functions necessary to maintain the body’s vital functions, which is why a healthy liver is necessary for a healthy life We hope that the “Test yourself!” project will increase public awareness of the risk factors for liver diseases and their preventive measures, as well as provide us with important information to improve medical helping patients in the future. ”

According to scientists, the project “Test yourself!” will inform people that excessive drinking and unhealthy diets are major risk factors for serious liver disease. According to statistics, the cause of every eighth death Check yourself and your liver. 7416.jpegrossiyan become diseases associated with the use of alcohol. Heart and liver diseases take more lives in Russia than in most other countries of the world, due to the effects of alcoholism. According to the Moscow City Statistics Committee, alcoholic liver diseases account for 35.7% of the total number of deaths associated with alcohol consumption.

Fat as a risk factor

In addition, according to experts, in 2010 more than 38% of Muscovites were overweight, which is twice as high as it was registered 12 years ago. Obesity increases the risk of fatty liver disease, the most common liver disease worldwide. According to the forecasts of doctors and representatives of health authorities, obesity-related liver diseases (cryptogenic cirrhosis and liver cancer) in the near future will take first place among the causes of liver failure and liver transplantation. The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver plans to present the results of the project to the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation for further consideration and discussion.

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