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World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2015 – Hepatitis – Quick Read

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is inflation and infection in liver

Different types of hepatitis?

There are 5 types of Hepatitis, that includes Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E

How hepatitis infects humans?


Contaminated with feces food and water Open wounds, blood, saliva, semen , syringe reuse Bodily contact, unprotected sexual exposure, syringe reuse Open wound, infected blood contact Water borne, contamination of food with feces, infected water intake
World Hepatitis Day 2015
World Hepatitis Day 2015

General symptoms of hepatitis?


Feeling feverish

Dark coloured urine

Pale colour of stool

Pain or cramp in stomach area

Sudden weight loss

Yellowish skin and eyes

Tests to determine hepatitis?

Liver function test

Blood Tests

Viral antibody test


Liver biopsy

Prevention of hepatitis?

Consume safe drinking water

Avoid street side food

Avoid ice in drinks (use only ice made at home)

Avoid unwashed (wash very well) fruits and vegetables

Avoid directly consuming raw fruits and vegetables

Use and insist on disposable syringes

Do not use rajors, tooth brush, comb or items on unknown people

Do not touch blood in vomiting, spit

Follow adequate hand hygiene measures

Vaccines are available

How serious is hepatitis?

Hepatitis can be life threatening and needs medical attention. If one experience any one or few of the symptoms need to visit specialist doctors and get tested as prescribed.

It is best to avoid self-medication and only take prescription medicines.

Follow diet as per medical advice.

Hepatitis Awareness Post on World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2015

Where to contact in case of hepatitis or you suspect hepatitis by similar symptoms 

Desun Hospital, Kolkata | | 86977 21124 , 83340 31345

Hepatitis Clinic :

Medical Test Packages

Regular Liver Gastro Check

Advanced Liver gastro Check

24 Hours Emergency Admission at Desun Hospital, Kolkata also specialist doctors, ambulance assistance in kolkata and districts of West Bengal, 94 bed ICU, 300 bed hospital.


Health benefits of Vitamin C – Food Sources | Deficiency Symptoms | Recommended Quantity

Vitamins are essential for proper function of the body and organs. Balanced vitamin consumption through regular food and supplements is essential. Deficiency of vitamins can lead to various healths related problems that can even turn fatal and also be the reason for attracting many more diseases.

We are sharing a quick to read and easy to remember health benefits of vitamin c.

Vitamin C is very important and we need to intake sufficient quantity of vitamin c for health body and mind.

Quick Read

  • Required quantity: 75-90 milligram per day for adults, some studies have shown that consuming upto 500 milligrams of vitamin c is okay for many people if there is no irritation in abdomen. The upper limit is 2000 milligram a day.
  • Overdose on vitamin c: it is not a major problem, because overdose of the vitamin may lead to diarrhea and stomach upset.
  • How to consume: It can consume through regular food items and also through supplements and pills. Vitamin c rich fruits and vegetables are better consumed raw, cooked or boiled with little water so that there is no significant loss.
Vitamin C - Health Benefits and Importance
Vitamin C – Health Benefits and Importance

Common food items that are good source of vitamin c

The most common and easy is to consume a glass of orange juice, ½-1 lemon a day (regular size)

The other sources are



Green and red pepper


Red cabbage

The health benefits of vitamin c

Vitamin C helps in management of stress and related problems. It is also good for the immune system. People consuming too much alcohol, smoke or obese may have deficiency of vitamin c.

Vitamin C boosts immunity and so it increases our disease fighting ability. It is a vitamin that maintains overall health. It plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones, teeth, cartilage and wound healing.

The impact of cold and flu in many cases get reduced with vitamin c. Vitamin c also helps in prevention and control of some more serious complications like pneumonia and lung infections.

People regularly consuming enough quantity of vitamin c have much less chances of stroke.  Regularly consuming enough fruits and vegetables that have the vitamin along with other vitamins helps to have health body, heart and mind.

People consuming adequate quantity of vitamin c mostly do not face problems of wrinkle, dryness of skin and slow ageing of skin and body

Vitamin C also helps in proper maintenance of all body tissues.  The vitamin contributes to the overall growth and wellbeing.

Vitamin C helps in controlling free radicals that cause cancer, heart diseases and arthritis and many other health related problems. Vitamin c is an antioxidant.

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid that helps in proper absorption of iron and formation of collagen.

Deficiency of vitamin c can also lead to diseases like scurvy, bleeding of gums, weak and loose teeth and anemia.

Consume adequate quantity of vitamin c and be happy and healthy.

Health Awareness Tips by Desun Hospital and Heart Institute