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Don't Delay Hepatitis Treatment

<div>Hepatitis is categorised as a disease caused by a virus that infects liver cells. The liver helps your body to digest food, store energy, and remove poisonous substances. </div><div>
</div><div>Most common way of contracting hepatitis is through a virus, depending on the type the viruses are called, Hepatitis A virus (HAV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV). At times drug or alcohol use  can also cause this disease. And there are some cases where your body might attack healthy liver cells and result in diagnosis of Hepatitis.</div><div>
</div><div>Treatment for Hepatitis varies, depending on extent of how severe the patient’s case is. It is important for patients suspected of Hepatitis to seek immediate help in getting their diagnosis so that their treatment starts. Delaying treatment for this disease causes complications and discomfort. In some complicated situations, a liver transplant may be needed for the patient. </div><div>
</div><div>Upon diagnosis, patients receive counseling and support along with advice of lifestyle changes they must make to keep themselves and their families safe. The compassionate and professional healthcare staff at the best private hospital in Pakistan provides you and your caregivers with the most updated information and treatment options. </div><div>
</div><div>The Aga Khan University Hospital and our select Medical Centres are fully equipped with the latest testing and screening equipment for Hepatitis. </div><div>
</div><div>All our Medical Centres, hospitals and Laboratories follow Infection Control and safety protocols. Please ensure that you are wearing a mask during all your visits. Kindly maintain a safe distance of 1-2 meters from other people and practice hand hygiene. Your health and safety are our priority.</div><div>
</div><div>To book an appointment or further information, call: (021)-111-911-911 or visit our <a href="/pakistan/Pages/Request-an-Appointment.aspx">online appointment booking</a> 
</div>More information in English and Urdu is available <a href="/pakistan/AboutUs/News/Documents/DON&#39;T%20DELAY%20Hepatitis%20Treatment%20Creative%20July%202020.pdf">here</a>
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