Chennai, India, June 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Although a failing liver is widely attributed to alcohol abuse, research shows that a bad lifestyle could often be the tipping factor. Unbeknown to many, and quite unlike the diseases that afflict other organs, liver diseases go unrecognised until 90% of the damage is done.
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now an increasingly common illness and alarmingly enough, places excessive consumption of fatty food as its major contributor. In light of this, MIOT International, Chennai launched the MIOT Gold Standard Transplant (MGST) programme on Saturday, 6 June 2015. MIOT, which lays claim to a 90% success rate in liver transplants, now proposed to also cut down on the number of advanced-stage cases incurred by raising awareness on liver wellness among the general public.
Liver Transplant is recognised worldwide as one of the most costly and complicated of all medical procedures globally. Since the effects of an ailing liver festers asymptomatically until advanced stages, the number of patients at risk is indeed quite large. Almost one in every five Indians is susceptible to the risk of a liver-related ailment. MIOT has emerged quickly as one of the leading liver care centres in India, especially after their enhanced transplant programme has saved several lives. In connection with this programme, the hospital has also launched a unique Liver Gym that looks toward more preventive therapy over surgical recourse.
“There should be greater focus on reducing the need for liver transplants rather than reducing the cost of the same,” said Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Joint Managing Director of MIOT.
Diabetes is also a leading contributor to liver ailments with almost 56% of Indians who are diabetic suffering from liver complications. Consumption of alcohol and over the counter (OTC) medicines also act significantly to catalyse liver deterioration. On the occasion of World Transplant Day, MIOT’s Liver Gym has been launched to serve as a platform as well as an interactive online helpline to spread the word on liver awareness.
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Liver transplants from cadavers are among the most complicated surgeries to perform.
They are also by far the most expensive and tend to take up the most OR time; depending on the complexity of the case, one transplant can stretch from 10 hours to 16 hours,.
With many centres entering the fray, cadaver livers are increasingly being looked upon as ‘gold dust’. People who would earlier have normally just accepted their fate are now looking at liver transplants as a viable option in the treatment of liver disease.