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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


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  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
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  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


Doctor authors book on Liver

Covai Post Network

Dr Mohan Prasad, the chairman of VGM Gastro Centre, is out with a new book, his first, on the liver. The book, which is published by Gnanaguru Publication, Chennai, is called ‘Kalleral Enum Kavalan’ (Liver, the protector).

Dr Prasad, who has 28 years of experience as a medical doctor, has seen scores of liver patients. He has condensed his exposure to various forms of liver disorder into 152 pages in 15 chapters. “The book is easy to read and is very informative,” said Dr Prasad, whose hospital is the first in the country to be recognized by National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care Units in the field of gastroenteritis.

The liver can be affected by dependence on alcohol. Medicines taken for other ailments such as tuberculosis, cancer and heart problems can also cause drug-induced hardening of the liver. Apart from this viruses can cause Hepatitis A, B, C and E. D is not common in India. Hepatitis A and E are caused by viruses in water. B and C are caused by just like AIDS. “All of this leads to inflammation of the liver, fibrosis and then cirrhosis,” Dr Prasad said.

Obesity is also a major cause of liver disorders. “Poorly managed diabetes or advanced stage can lead to liver malfunction as well. Dyslipidemia can also cause liver issues,” said Dr Prasad, who has elaborated all of this in the book.

Dr Prasad took six months to write the book. “It has interesting quizzes and various trivia,” he said, hoping that the book does well in the market. “The book contains information on the anatomy of the liver. Other aspects like physiology of the liver are also covered. How to detect diseases early forms a valuable part of the book. It also elaborates on how the liver protects and us and how we should take care of it,” Dr Prasad said.

Excess cholesterol and or triglycerides also cause liver problems. “Sidda and Unani medicines also causes liver fibrosis if the medicines contains metal,” he said.