Choosing India for medical treatments specifically for the liver disorders is the good decision for foreign patients. Medical tourism in India is a fastly growing by 30% annual, will be 2bn$ industry by 2015 (expected). Advantages of medical treatment are affordable (reduced expenses), Quality doctors/clinics/medical experts availability, latest medical technologies, International quality standard environment, as well as patient friendly in respect of communication and convenience. The Government in India is focusing on the growth of medical tourism. No Visa restrictions for medical tourists by Government for medical treatments in India, recently Government has been removed some restrictions for gulf patients will absolutely boost this industry. A visa on arrival is available for selected countries by that they will be allowed to stay in India for 30 days for their medical reasons.
CureForLiverDiseaes is medical tourism company provides treatment of different liver disorders in India. Foreign patients who are suffering from the different Liver diseases as hepatitis A, B, C or they need Liver transplant can come to India. We promise to provide different liver treatments at a reduced cost. The Growth of India in the sector of medical tourism is remarkable. Having best doctors, surgeons, world-class facilities attracting more traveling patients towards the country for their treatment. We have the best world clinics and doctors for your liver dysfunction treatments with us.
Specialization: - Gastroenterology
Research: - Liver Disease
Attached To: - Moolchand Medcity, Sama Nursing Home, Sitaram Bhartia Hospital, New Delhi.
Bachelor in Pharmacy & MBA (Marketing)
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated young entrepreneur. He is Bachelor in Pharmacy with MBA in Marketing. He has dedicated his life to the sufferings of the childless couples and Hepatitis & Liver Transplant patients. He is never tired of assisting people, available for them 24X7. He is working to help patients globally since 15 years. He is associated with the successful launch of Medical Tourism Company offering assistance in various ailments to the patients globally at affordable price.
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The Liver is a large organ with a weight of 1.36078 kg (2 pounds approx.), Color of the liver is reddish-brown. Generally we can't feel the Liver, because it's under the protection of your rib cage. Two Large sections in Liver are right and left lobe. The gallbladder is attached under it along with pancreas and intestines. The function of Liver and these organs is to Absorb, digest and process food.
Blood supplied to The Liver by two of these:
Regulation of chemical levels in blood and separates bile. Work of bile is to break down fats, to prepare them for next process in food digestion chain ( digestion, absorption etc). The flow of Blood from stomach and intestines goes through the Liver. And Liver further Processes this blood for to make balanced (break down) nutrients for our body. Also prepares drugs for easier way to utilized in our body. Some of important function are:
The Liver is the second largest organ in the human body and is responsible for over 100 complex functions as detoxification, cholesterol level management, thickens the blood, breaks down fats and helps digestion (bile) etc. Different liver diseases have been identified are over 100 in numbers caused by a numbers of factors, Everyone including infants, children or adults can be affected by liver diseases. The problem with the liver disease is that it usually causes no sign or symptoms of illness until it goes advance. At the advanced stage of the illness symptoms can be imbalanced appetite (loss), loss in weight and jaundice.
There are numbers of identified diseases of Liver. Some specific of them are listed below.
Note: - Any type of live disease can lead to cirrhosis.
If you just found out that you have Hepatitis C, you’re likely worried. You may be wondering how it is going to affect your life. It may help to know that though chronic Hepatitis C can be a serious health issue, it is not life threatening for most people. You can take steps to help your body fight back. This website will help you learn more about this disease.
Hepatitis is an inflammation or swelling of the liver that occurs when tissues of the liver become injured or infected. Inflammation can cause the liver to not work properly and, sometimes, can progress to other diseases. Hepatitis is usually caused by viral infection, though certain toxins, drugs, some diseases, excessive alcohol intake, and bacteria can also cause some forms of Hepatitis. The five main types of Hepatitis viruses are classified as A, B, C, D and E. Types B and C have led to chronic disease in millions of people and, together, are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis and cancer. Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis B, but there is no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection affecting the liver cells. It may present as a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that progressively damages the liver. Hepatitis C can be either “acute” (short-term infection for less than 6 months) or “chronic” (long-term infection).
When first infected with hepatitis C virus, most people have no symptoms at all, or may have only mild symptoms. For those who do develop symptoms, the symptoms usually appear between six weeks to six months after infection. Many people with chronic hepatitis C infection do not develop symptoms until years, sometimes even decades, later. The longer people live with hepatitis C infection, the more likely they are to develop serious, life-threatening liver disease.
When symptoms occur, they can include tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, and muscle or joint pain. Urine may become darker in color, and then jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) may appear
Hepatitis C virus spreads primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. This contact could occur in various ways:
The hepatitis C virus is NOT spread by casual contact, such as hugging, or through sneezing, coughing, or sharing food and drinks
There are blood tests that will show if a person has Hepatitis C. Some of the blood tests are done at a doctor’s office or an outpatient facility; some tests need the blood sample to be sent to a lab.
(All persons recommended for HCV testing should first be tested for anti-HCV using an FDAapprovedtest. Positive results should be confirmed by nucleic acid testing for HCV RNA as per AASLD-IDSA recommendations. Genotype test is done to confirm the type of virus before doctor initiates the treatment).
The doctor may also do some tests or scans to examine the structure of the liver and assess the extent of liver damage.
People who are at higher risk of getting Hepatitis C should get tested. Many people with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected as, often, they will not have any symptoms of the disease in the early stage.
Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease. If not diagnosed and treated in time, it can result in long-term health problems, such as permanent liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, and even death.
Vaccine are not available to prevent this infection.
The goal of treatment is to get rid of the hepatitis C virus in the body or achieve 'Sustained Virologic Response (SVR)'. SVR means that hepatitis C virus is not found in the blood 3 to 6 months after the patient stops taking his/her medicines. People who achieve an SVR are generally considered to be 'Cured.'However, after a cure, if you get exposed to the hepatitis C virus again, you can get re-infected.
New drugs have greatly improved the success rate of hepatitis C treatment in recent years. Success rates are — around 90% for all strains of the hepatitis C virus. Even more heartening for many people is that these drugs are oral, i.e. pills rather than injections, and shorten the total time required for treatment. However, depending on the viral strain, they may have to be taken along with other drugs — in some cases, along with injectable medications.
One such drug that has been recently approved for hepatitis C treatment in India, in combination with ribavirin and/or interferons, is sofosbuvir (Sovaldi).Sofosbuvir is orally administered and works by blocking the replication of the hepatitis C virus. It has shown excellent response rates and tolerability in various clinical studies.
Talk with your doctor if you have questions about these treatments.
The treatment duration depends on your hepatitis C virus genotype and severity of your liver disease. The newer drugs have reduced the treatment duration to 12 to 24 weeks. Your doctor is the best judge to plan the appropriate treatment regimen and treatment duration for you.
Treatment for hepatitis C is aimed at reducing the viral load, and making it negative (undetectable). ‘Undetectable’ means that no virus is currently present in your blood.
Your doctor will also closely watch your symptoms and schedule regular blood tests to monitor the disease and ensure that the treatment is working.
The goal of treatment is to get rid of the Hepatitis C virus in the body or achieve "sustained virological response (SVR)". SVR means that the Hepatitis C virus is not found in the blood 3 or 6 months after the patient stops taking his/her medicines. People who achieve SVR are generally considered to be “cured”.
New drugs have greatly improved the treatment of Hepatitis C in recent years. Success rates are very high—above 90% for all strains of HCV. Even more heartening for many people is that these drugs are oral—i.e. pills rather than injections—and shorten the total time required for treatment. However, depending on the viral strain, they may have to be taken along with other drugs; in some cases with injectable. Yet, they represent a huge leap forward in the treatment of Hepatitis C.
Some of the things you can do to ensure that that your response to hepatitis C treatment is good, are as follows:
Sofosbuvir is indicated for treatment of patients with HCV monoinfection and HCV/HIV-1 coinfection
• Genotype 1 or 4: sofosbuvir plus peginterferon-alfa plus ribavirin for 12 weeks
• Genotype 2: sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 12 weeks
• Genotype 3: sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 24 weeks
• Genotype 1, interferon ineligible: sofosbuvir plus ribavirin can be considered for 24 weeks in patients who are interferon ineligible
• Genotype 1 and not eligible for interferon: sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 24 weeks can be considered
• Hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation: sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for a duration of up to 48 weeks or until liver transplantation, whichever occurs first, to prevent post-transplant HCV reinfection
• Genotype 1: Treatment-naive or treatment experienced patients without cirrhosis: 12 weeks of simeprevir and sofosbuvir
• Genotype 1: Treatment-naive or treatment experienced patients with cirrhosis: 24 weeks of simeprevir and sofosbuvir
• Genotype 3: Treatment-naive or treatment experienced patients without cirrhosis: 12 weeks of daclatasvir and sofosbuvir
• Genotype 3: Treatment-naive or treatment experienced patients with cirrhosis: the optimal duration of therapy with daclatasvir and sofosbuvir remains unknown
Note: -Your doctor will be your best guide before, during, and after treatment and will help you learn about your disease and your treatment.
Surgical procedure is followed in a liver transplant for to replace sick liver (suffering from unrecoverable disease) with a healthy liver from a donor person. The donated liver may come from a recently dead person or from a living. Members of family or strangers (unrelated) but with a good match may able to donate (A portion for Liver). This transplant is termed as living transplant. By donating a portion of Liver donor can live healthy lives with his/her remaining Liver.
Liver can be transplanted entirely or just a portion (section). Transplanted liver can adjust to body within week because only the liver among body organs is able to regenerate.
The Liver transplant is generally recommended for people who are suffering from critical liver disease (ESLD- end-stage liver disease), life threatening liver dysfunction. ESLD may be due to various liver conditions.
Cirrhosis is most common liver disease in which liver transplants are recommended. Cirrhosis is a longterm disease in which liver is covered fibre-like tissue and prevents removal of poisonous and toxins substances. ESLD is also a major a reason but there are number of reasons given below:
Recommendation of Liver transplantation by your doctors may be due to other reasons.
Since the hospitals in Delhi NCR (India) provide a world class liver transplant services at a fraction of the cost of the Western centres, foreign patients regularly travel to the centre for liver transplants and other advanced liver surgery.
Many patients suffering endstage liver disease or liver cancer have had successful liver transplants or other major liver operations in these premium liver institutes.
the procedure is quite simple –
Once a family donor is available, the patient should keep in mind for staying in Delhi for a total of about 3 months which includes evaluation (per-transplant) and preparation, the actual transplant and stabilization in the and preparation, the actual transplant and stabilization in the immediate post-transplant followup period.
A transplant evaluation will first be carried out to see if the patient needs transplant or fitness for to do so. In suitable conditions for a transplant, we will get the donor liver. Patient waiting for to get a cadaveric liver then, it will take few months (liver availability). Expected time period for liver transplantation is 15-20 days. We get cadaver livers from time to time (although infrequently) but do not provide living donors.
Post-transplant, the patient will have to be in hospital for a month and in the vicinity of the hospital for follow up for another 4-6 weeks. Our team will establish contact with the patient's local liver specialist (Home Country) for long term tracking (followup) of patient’s condition. From about 2-3 months after transplant, most patients lead an incredibly normal life.
After 7-10 days the family donor is discharged from hospital and after assuring within 10-15 days (normally) that he is fit as he was before the donation can go back to his/her country.
Two types of Liver donors for transplantation are
Cadaveric Liver Donation: -
This is a condition where a person is declared brain dead and his/her family members allowing for donation of such person’s organs. People who need cadaveric liver transplant have to wait until such suitable donor is available.
Living Liver Donation: -
In this donation only a part of liver is transplanted by a healthy family member, child or someone emotionally lose to patient or a volunteer. Evolution of a donor is necessary for assurance that there will be no harm to donor or recipient.
Operation of donor is completely safe and after few weeks half liver quickly regenerates in both the donor and recipient.
Half liver immediate after operation of donor is able to maintain normal functions, even regeneration is not complete.
Requirement and recommendation in above and some other technical points determination depends on Transplant Team in evaluation (2-3 days) of donor before transplant.