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Gleneagles Global Hospitals launches “No Cost Consultation Camp for Alcoholic Liver Disease” @ Lakdi-Ka-Pul

Hyderabad : Gleneagles Global Hospitals today announced the commencement of a unique program at its facility in Lakdi-Ka-Pul.  A free consultation camp for Alcohol-related Liver diseases will be conducted between 17th – 24th Feb and would be led by a team of doctors headed by Dr. Chandan Kumar, Sr. Consultant – Hepatologist & Lead Transplant Physician. The camp would be conducted between 10 AM – 3 PM.

“Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) is caused by damage to the liver from years of excessive drinking. The liver cells inflamed and swollen and over a period of time, it leads to scarring known as cirrhosis. When the liver function starts going down, it leads to numerous complications, many of them can become life-threatening”, says Dr. Chandan Kumar, Sr. Consultant – Hepatologist & Lead Transplant Physician.

“The Free Camp will help patients who have been suffering from alcohol-related liver problems in a great way. They can avail free counseling from our doctor, in order to manage their liver condition & take necessary preventive measures to avoid the severity of the problem in future”, says Mr. Gaurav Khurana, CEO at Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-Ka-Pul.

Alcohol-related liver disease does not occur in all heavy drinkers. The chances of getting liver disease go up the longer you have been drinking and if there is associated diabetes, obesity due to associated fatty liver. Men outnumber women for various social reasons. However, women can be more prone to liver disease with lesser exposure to alcohol. Some people may have an inherited risk for the disease.