The campaign will highlight the important role the liver plays in performing over 500 functions and why it’s important to keep it healthy.
To keep your liver in tip-top shape, so it can do all the heavy lifting your body needs, everyone is encouraged to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, use alcohol responsibly and ask their GP for a hepatitis test.
Queenslanders from all walks of life can have hepatitis B or C and it is still important to have a conversation with a doctor, however people aren’t coming forward for several reasons including not knowing they are living with the virus, or not being aware of recent advances in treatment.
Hepatitis C treatment is simple, tablets daily for 8-12 weeks, little to no side- effects and cures around 95% of people. Hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination.
Find out more information on the Hepatitis Queensland website.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and liver disease. 1 in 4 Queenslanders are living with some form of liver disease with many unaware and without symptoms. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen people miss a wide variety of health appointments including...