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7 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM

From the Editor

M. Shamsur Rahman
From the Editor

The liver located in the upper right abdomen and protected by the ribs, performs thousands of vital chemical and metabolic functions. It stores nuetrients, manufactures essential compounds, detoxifies the blood and metabolizes most medications. Amazingly, our bodies can continue to function when only one quarter of the liver is healthy enough to operate. Unlike most other organs, the liver can regenerate itself by growing new cells. When severely diseased or subjected to excessive abuse (drugs and/or alcohol), however, the liver will fail often with fatal results. Because of the primal importance of this organ for the welfare of our body, this week’s cover story is on Liver Disorders.

Liver disorders are common in our country, and attack the rich and poor, urban and rural people. Experts feel that many of these cases could be prevented by careful attention to diet, hygiene and drinking water. The most common disordrs are hepatities (A, B and C) - usually caused by a virus spread by sewage contamination or direct contact with infected body fluids- jaundice, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The risk of liver cancer is higher in those who have had certain types of viral hepatitis, but may also be due to metastatic cancers spread from other organs.

We hope this issue will bring home to our readers the seriousness of liver malfunctioning, and make them take due care, by consulting health professionals as and when necessary and have nutritious meals. It is also incumbent upon our specialist doctors to disseminate information about prevention and treatment of liver disorders to those most in need of it, the rural and poor masses. Besides focusing on the liver, there are other informative and specialised articiles on important and critical medical conditions, in this issue.

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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