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It is definitely possible to make your liver healthier and you can do so in the most natural way!

We would like to help those who are healthy, to maintain their liver health and prevent liver diseases. We strive to help those who are sick, to manage and overcome their liver problems, enhance their vitality, improve their living ability and quality of life.
Question of the Day
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Recent research by the University of Edinburgh have gained new insight into how common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. The research studied the impact of paracetamol on liver cells in human and mouse tissue.   Toxicity liver damage is currently the leading cause of acute liver failure in the Western world. Long term or excessive use of paracetamol can damage the liver by harming vital structural connections between cells. One of the common result of toxici

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05
Sep
Beware of the drugs you take – painkillers may kill your liver
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
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In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, experts have warned that the common over-the-counter painkiller could be as bad for your liver as cancer.   Paracetamol or acetaminophen (you may recognize it as Tylenol) overdose can damage liver tissue structure. D...

24
Aug
NAFLD could lead to injury in other organs
NAFLD & NASH
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver. NAFLD is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. Between 30 and 40 percent of adults in the United States have NAFLD. About 3 to 12 percent of adults in the United States hav...

09
Aug
Can you turn back hepatitis to prevent liver injury and antiviral treatment?
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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About 2.7 million persons in the United States are infected with hepatitis C virus in their blood. The majority of these individuals remain asymptomatic for many years following the initial infection, and many people can even live their whole life with hepatitis C virus in their body without know...

31
Jul
Liver cancer may still develop after successful DAA therapy, especially in patients with cirrhosis
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
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Since the introduction of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) was revolutionized, as patient outcomes are improved with fewer side effects and high cure rate. However, there is significant debate in the society based on studies that suggest HCV cure does not eli...

26
Jul
Can liver damage and fibrotic liver tissues be reversed after hepatitis C treatment?
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
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Chronic hepatitis C is a slow and progressive disease that causes liver inflammation, fibrosis and cirrhosis. Over a long period of time, hepatitis virus can cause long term damage that is often thought to be irreversible. But recent research is suggesting otherwise, that fibrotic or cirrhotic li...

07
Jul
How to maximize YHK’s effects at the lowest cost?

About YHK
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Using YHK correctly can have a big affect on the results. In this article, we will explain how you can use YHK at a minimal cost to quickly recover your liver health as well as prevent liver problems in the long run! YHK is made with natural ingredients widely used as functional fo...

30
Jun
What is primary biliary cirrhosis and how to manage this deadly disease?
PBC
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Primary biliary cirrhosis, or primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), is a chronic liver disease in which the bile duct in the liver is damaged and causes inflammation in the liver. PBC gradually leads to a build-up of bile in the liver, which causes damage to liver cells and this event...

23
Jun
How to recover from PBC and Fatty Liver?
About YHK
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Read Linda's story. ================ “I was diagnosed with a fatty liver and tested for PBC, Primary Biliary Cholangitis and the hepatologist told me there was nothing I could do except to lose weight. I was determined to prove him wrong and researched fatty liver and P...

21
Jun
Can drinking coffee and tea prevent liver disease?
General Health
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Chronic liver disease is a serious condition and a leading cause of death among people across the world. The number of liver cancer cases have over took to become the leading cancer since 2014, and fatty liver disease/ NASH is set to become the leading cause of liver transplant in 2020. ...

20
Jun
What is ALT and AST?
General Health
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ALT and AST are enzymes that are normally predominantly contained within liver cells. If the liver is injured or damaged, the liver cells spill these enzymes into the blood, raising the AST and ALT enzyme levels in the blood, and we can use it as a measurement of liver injury.  ...

12
Jun
How to manage increased cancer risks from DAA hepatitis C treatment?
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
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DAAs (direct-acting antivirals) are the latest hepatitis C treatment option introduced to the market, their high price tag has caused great controversy since their introduction but recently people are worried about something else – DAA’s possible side effects. Recent findings revealed...

07
Jun
How to prevent liver cancer after hepatitis C treatment
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
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Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in many parts of the world. Worldwide, the most common cause for liver cancer is chronic hepatitis C infection. People infected with the hepatitis virus have a high risk of developing chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and ultimately liver cancer. Some ot...

22
May
Life after DAA Hepatitis C treatment: Have you fully recovered yet?
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
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Hepatitis C is a wide spread and deadly disease affecting an estimated of 3.5 million Americans.   Treatment for hepatitis C has evolved over the years, going from highly toxic drugs involving injections with horrible side effects, to medications with minimal side effects...

12
May
Fibrosis is the key to NASH progression, not the fat
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
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“It isn't fat but rather fibrosis that drives disease progression in people with advanced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).”   NASH is one of the most prevalent liver diseases nowadays. NASH is related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAF...

19
Apr
New type of fatty liver diseases found in people who are not obese
NAFLD & NASH
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are common liver diseases. They occur in people who drink little or no alcohol at all and are considered to be consequences of obesity.    However, “not obese” does not equ...

03
Apr
How to choose a safe supplement?
General Health
About YHK
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With thousands of supplements in the market, and little regulations on supplements, finding a suitable one is difficult enough, let alone finding a SAFE one!   Here we will look at 5 things that you can look for when buying or using supplements, it can help you to avoid r...

22
Mar
Alcohol-related liver disease: (Elevated ALT and) damage can be reversed naturally
Alcohol Liver Problem
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There are various different causes of liver disease; one of these is excessive alcohol drinking which causes ‘alcoholic liver disease’. Alcohol-related liver disease is currently the most prevalent cause of advances liver diseases in Europe. [1]   What...

20
Mar
What does elevated ALT level means? And when is treatment needed?
General Health
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ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is a type of enzyme found in liver cells. When the liver cells are functioning normally, the ALT enzymes should be contained within the liver cells.    You can imagine each liver cells as a balloon, and the ALT enzymes are the ai...

16
Mar
The symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease: Elevated ALT level
General Health
Alcohol Liver Problem
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The liver is the second largest organ in the human body, it is located under the rib cage on the right. Its main function is to remove toxic substances from our blood. There are a number of substances that can harm our liver and damage liver cells, including: medications, alcohol, hepatitis virus...

03
Mar
Case studies: Fatty liver, Elevated ALT and Fatigue
NAFLD & NASH
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Fatty liver (NAFLD) is becoming increasingly common in our sociality. This silent liver disease can causes chronic injury to liver cells and damaging liver function, it could also leads to fibrosis, cirrhosis and even liver cancer.   Tom, who is a business man in his mid ...

13
Feb
87.6% Increases on liver cancer related deaths.
Liver Cancer
About YHK
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Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and results in a high economic burden. A recent research published by The JAMA Network has reveal that cancer mortality declined overall in the United States between 1980 and 2014. And the number of deaths for nearly all fo...

08
Feb
Painkiller - the leading cause of acute liver failure
General Health
About YHK
A:

Recent research by the University of Edinburgh have gained new insight into how common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. The research studied the impact of paracetamol on liver cells in human and mouse tissue.   Toxicity liver damage is currently the leading cau...

23
Jan
Prevention act for fatty liver
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Fatty liver is on the rise and it is quickly becoming one of the most worrying disease in developed countries, a condition that most Americans have never heard of and now experts say as many as one in three of us may be at risk. Fatty liver disease is a gradual killer which often shows no symptom...

03
Jan
New serum ALT level is issued, are you within the recommended range?
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
General Health
About YHK
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ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is an enzyme that is mainly found in liver cells. The level of ALT in our bloodstream is the primary indicator of liver health. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the presence of an elevated ALT level is associated with increased liver-related mortality....

12
Dec
What is ALT (SGPT), and how to lower it?
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
About YHK
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ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is an enzyme that is mainly found in liver cells. The level of ALT in our bloodstream is the primary indicator of liver health.   What does high ALT indicate? ALT enzymes are normally contained within liver ...

08
Dec
The one and only exclusive sale of the year!
About Us
A:

It’s almost yearend, have you achieved any health goals you wished for?  If you are still thinking about how to improve your liver health, this is your chance. We are now offering an exclusive promotion, enjoy 10% off on all orders!  Don’t miss ...

07
Dec
YHK & DTS Research Gained Government Support
About YHK
About Us
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Research and developing our products has always been a big part of our work. Kyotsujigyo has worked with a number of well established organisations and universities in the past, including the University of Sao Paulo, GAIA Age-Management Foundation, The University of Western Ontario, University of...

05
Dec
A guide to stop NASH in 4 weeks
NAFLD & NASH
About YHK
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NASH is inflammation in the liver developed from accumulated fat in the organ, also known as fatty liver. NASH damages liver cells and liver function, which results in elevated ALT liver enzyme level.    As there are no approved treatments for NASH, the standard reco...

22
Nov
Alzheimer’s is a liver disease?!
General Health
About YHK
Alzheimer’s
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In 2010, some 4.7 million people aged 65 years or older lived with Alzheimer's disease in the US.   Alzheimer’s is a common brain disease that causes progressive brain cell death that happens over a course of time. It will also cause a shrink in brain size as th...

21
Nov
Prevent liver cell damage: A new era of liver disease treatment
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
About YHK
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There are between 10 to 15 million patients in the U.S. with NASH, and among these patients, one-fifth to one-fourth are at risk for cirrhosis or chronic liver damage.   The major characteristic of NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and damage. NASH can be ...

17
Nov
How to maximise results from YHK?
About YHK
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YHK is a clinically proven liver therapy, research data shows that YHK can effectively lower ALT enzymes level and improve liver function within just 10-30 days without any side effects.   Having said that everyone might experience different levels of improvement, as each...

15
Nov
Founder of Kyotsujigyo honoured to be University Professor
About Us
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Our founder Prof Sha has completed his Ph.D. on Health maintenance last year. And was honoured to be invited as Professor at the Musashino Gakuin University, Japan on International Communication.   His main focus as Professor is on Health Maintenan...

04
Nov
Obesity and diabetes causes liver cancer?
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cancer
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A recent study by Cancer Research reveal that obesity and diabetes increases the risks of liver cancer.   Liver cancer is ranked at sixth most common type of cancer, the number of liver cancers has tripled since the 70s in the United States. Liver cancers is mainly due to...

24
Oct
A deadly liver disease is on the rise - NASH
NAFLD & NASH
General Health
About YHK
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NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis) is closely linked with NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). Both of these liver diseases are common, and are often known as silent liver killers. NASH resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol at all. The major...

16
Oct
Warning! Think twice before you use DAA treatment.
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
General Health
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In our last post, we brought up the recent findings on extreme liver cancer growth after successful DAA treatment. We...

23
Sep
Huge liver cancer found just weeks after successful Hep C treatment
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
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You probably have already heard about the new antiviral hep C drug, which is effective but insanely expensive. It claims to have around 90% success rate, that’s why so many hepatitis C patients are dying for it even though it’s extremely costly. But apart from its expensive price tag,...

20
Sep
Why are most drugs for liver diseases meaningless?
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
General Health
About YHK
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When we feel sick, a lot of us tend to use whatever medications the doctor prescribes to us, and we are bound to follow their instructions in using these medications, right?   Not quite.   I’ve seen lots of “must have medications&rdquo...

12
Sep
Why being healthy is not just about what you eat?
Liver Cancer
General Health
About YHK
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Nowadays, supplements are an integral part of our diet and an important health management tool. With the increasing incidence of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as Lifestyle Diseases, [1] supplements will surely play a more important role in disease prevention in the near future. ...

05
Sep
6 ‘Must Have’ Tips when using health supplements
General Health
About YHK
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We often look for health supplements to help our body to function better and for health support. There are thousands of supplements available in the market, how do we know which is right for us?    Currently, there is a lack of regulations on supplem...

29
Aug
Fundamentals of YHK - Eucommia
About YHK
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Much has been said of the efficiency and efficacy of YHK, a natural liver therapy from Japan. But what enables YHK to achieve what western medicine has yet to be capable of - normalise ALT & AST levels and prevent liver injury? The answer lies in the formula of YHK, instead of using a single ...

15
Aug
The threat of liver cancer remains despite successful HCV treatment
Liver Cancer
About YHK
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, affecting over 500,000 people. One of the major risks for the development of HCC is persistent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and cirrhosis. Despite the recent development ...

04
Aug
Reversing cirrhosis is possible!
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
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Fibrosis is scarring of the liver that results from chronic inflammation. It is a process where the damaged, dying liver cells are replaced by fibrous scar tissue, causing the liver to become hard. The extent of liver fibrosis can vary, and it is often classified in several stages. The most commo...

29
Jul
World Hepatitis Day 2016 - Focus on long term protection after treatment to achieve a 65% reduction in deaths
General Health
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The World Health Organization’s strategy on viral hepatitis in 2015 estimated that there would be 1.4 million deaths from hepatitis-related diseases in 2016. The mortality rate is very high and the number of deaths is far greater than the sum of deaths from Malaria and HIV [1]. Therefore, o...

26
Jul
Liver protection after hepatitis C treatment is the key to successful recovery
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
About YHK
A:

The launch of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in recent years has made a huge impact on the treatment of hepatitis C. Not only has this new option made viral clearance possible for many patients, it also has been proved to have higher success rate than traditional interferon treatment. Studies ha...

25
Jul
Liver Health: How it affects your brain
General Health
About YHK
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The liver is a multitasking organ that is responsible for more than 500 essential functions. Two of the main functions of liver are detoxification and energy generation. The liver cleanses or filters blood by breaking down alcohol, drugs and other chemicals, and by neutralizing and removing toxin...

19
Jul
World Hepatitis Day 2016 - Harm reduction is possible!
Hepatitis B
General Health
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World Hepatitis Day 2016 is just around the corner (on July 28), aiming to boost global awareness on hepatitis, this year’s campaign is “Elimination” which can be achieved through universal vaccination, enhanced blood and injection safety, as well as harm reduction and...

05
Jul
What can be done to protect your liver if you cannot afford costly antiviral Hepatitis C treatment?
Hepatitis C
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Eliminating the virus in patients’ body has been deemed as the only approach to treat hepatitis C. Direct-acting antiviral drugs (DDAs) launched in recent years are proved to be more effective than interferon, but they are very expensive, thus arousing great debate in the society. Take the ...

21
Jun
Hepatitis B
A:

Liver is a silent organ that doesn't complain too much. We usually don't pay attention to it until something serious happens. Hepatitis infection may occur with limited or no symptoms, but once the ALT level keeps two times higher than normal value, that indicates liver is damaging contin...

21
Jun
‘ALT Focused Therapy’: A new approach to manage chronic liver diseases
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
About YHK
A:

The number of deaths caused by liver cancer is constantly increasing; in 2012, liver cancer has caused more deaths than any other cancers globally. The prevalence and severity liver disease is obvious. To liver disease patients, nothing is more worrying than chronic inflammation and the possibili...

13
Jun
Why does the current hepatitis B drug treatment have serious deficiencies?
Hepatitis B
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The current medication for hepatitis B may be able to stop virus replication, but there are also some major shortcomings, mainly due to the toxicity of the drug itself.1 In addition, the patient is required to use the drug for a long period without stopping. Besides, the medication can...

17
May
Hep C News: Only heading in a new direction of treatment will help prevent deaths
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
General Health
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Recent data released by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that the deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014. Since 2013, the annual hepatitis C-related mortality surpassed the total combined number of deaths from 60 other infectious di...

10
May
Hepatitis B: Maintaining normal ALT level can prevent lifelong medication treatment
Hepatitis B
General Health
About YHK
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According to the treatment guidelines published by WHO (World Health Organisation) in 2015, antiviral therapy is not recommended for hepatitis B patients with persistently normal ALT levels regardless of age. [1] Some patients may find this strange, why is antiviral treatment not recommended when...

03
May
New research finding: New hepatitis C antiviral drugs increase the risk of liver cancer
Hepatitis C
Liver Cancer
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A study published in the International Liver Congress in 2016 [1] came up with a shocking and unexpected result: Patients with hepatitis c and cirrhosis who use direct antiviral agents (DAA) may begin to develop liver cancer within 2 weeks. Leading researcher Stefano Brillianti, MD stated “...

26
Apr
Liver Fibrosis: Avoiding and preventing the worsening of liver inflammation is the key!
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
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Liver fibrosis is a condition that occurs in many chronic liver diseases. It is usually caused by long term inflammation and damage to liver cells. Some of the common causes of liver inflammation are: Chronic hepatitis B/C, fatty liver disease, alcohol abuse, drug toxicity liver damage, etc. Live...

25
Apr
A more effective liver protection approach than drugs
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
General Health
A:

Currently, the most common liver diseases affecting our society include: viral hepatitis B/C, fatty liver, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NASH, cirrhosis and liver cancer. [1]Drugs for each of these diseases have their downside and shortcomings, such as high treatment costs (Hepatitis C), low...

20
Apr
Diabetes on the rise!
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
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A report published by the WHO (World Health Organisation)stated that the number of people living with diabetes almost quadrupled since 1980, from 108 million adults in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.Most of these people live in developing countries. The main causes of diabetes are overweight and obe...

05
Apr
Unveiling the secrets of hepatitis B treatment
Hepatitis B
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There are two conventional treatment options for hepatitis B: interferon and long term medication that aims to control the replication of hepatitis virus. Both treatments aim to slow down and limit damage to the liver cells. [1] But in reality, how beneficial are these treatment methods to the pa...

21
Mar
More and more patients are dying of liver cancer. Change now to avoid becoming the next victim!
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cancer
General Health
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A recent report released by the US National Cancer Institute showed that among the top ten deadliest cancers, liver cancer is killing the most people. Over the past 10 years, the number of deaths caused by liver cancer has increased by 2.2% (women) and 2.8% (men) every year. The main causes for l...

15
Mar
NAFLD & NASH
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder worldwide. NAFLD affects up to 25% of people in the United States1 and there is growing trend among young people in recent years. Generally, fatty liver does not cause permanent damage unless being inflamed (NASH). Doc...

14
Mar
What liver doctors will not tell you: Testing positive for Hepatitis virus does not necessarily mean you have viral hepatitis!
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver. There are 5 main types of hepatitis viruses including types A, B, C, D, and E. Among these 5 types of viral hepatitis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common [1] Although there are some differences be...

07
Mar
What liver doctors will not tell you: Killing the virus will not make you healthy
Hepatitis C
A:

For many years, countries around the world have actively studied and invested in developing new drugs for hepatitis C, hoping to come up with a cure that can kill the virus. This effort has resulted in the launch of new direct antiviral DDAs drugs, which have a higher success rate than the conven...

03
Mar
What liver doctors will not tell you: ALT is the key
Hepatitis C
About YHK
A:

Whether you have fatty liver, NASH, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, drug related liver damage, or alcohol liver disease, ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) level is the primary indicator of liver health. As long as your ALT level remains normal, liver health is ensured. Other liver function test res...

24
Feb
Blood Test Report :: YHK improves ALT level and liver function for hepatitis C cirrhosis patient
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cirrhosis
About YHK
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Hepatitis C viruses share a common characteristic to other chronic liver diseases; it could damage the patients’ liver cells. Hepatitis C patients should focus on stopping or reducing the damage in the liver, and this focus should be the same for other chronic liver diseases e.g. hepatitis ...

22
Jan
Does successful eradication of Hepatitis C Virus means healthy liver?
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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The latest direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C  were launched more than a year ago. [1] Although the success rate of the new drugs is higher than previous medications, can it truly solve the problem for millions of chronic hepatitis patients? Is the liver safe from injury a...

22
Dec
The other side of antiviral treatment: With great expectation comes great disappointment
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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Over the years, people have used interferon as the primary treatment for chronic hepatitis. Direct-acting antiviral drugs (DDAs) launched in recent years can control the replication of hepatitis virus. Although the prices of these drugs are very high, they are more effective than interferon. [1] ...

15
Dec
More than 90% of people think the price of Hepatitis C drugs is unreasonable.
Hepatitis C
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New hepatitis C drugs launched in recent years work better than conventional anti-viral therapy. The new drugs can stop viral replication in the patient’s body, so that the viruses stop multiplying. The new drugs have caused much social repercussions, apart from all the reviews of its effic...

09
Dec
The perfect balance of ingredients, formulation and processing techniques.
About YHK
A:

YHK has significant effect in stopping liver inflammation; it can enhance the recovery of liver health and protect liver cells. Those who have experienced YHK often have these questions in mind: Why is YHK so different from other liver medicines and supplements? Why is it possible to have such un...

07
Dec
Stopping liver inflammation is the key to a new healthy life for chronic hepatitis patients.
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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The biggest concern for chronic hepatitis patients is the worsening of liver inflammation; the chronic inflammation can cause liver function to gradually decline, leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. [1] Many patients are longing for the launch of new antiviral drugs, hoping and expecting...

04
Dec
Fight hepatitis B and C by “Liver Protection”!
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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Many chronic hepatitis B and C patients have had liver damage for more than a decade, [1] these patients are often treated with antiviral treatment, [2][3] but some patients are not able to receive antiviral treatment due to various reasons. [4] Sometimes relapse might occur after antiviral treat...

04
Dec
Hepatitis C
A:

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects millions of people worldwide. Patients are desperate for an effective treatment but medical professionals and the pharmaceutical industry have yet come up with the ideal one. There are two main reasons why HCV is so hard to kill.   Firs...

18
Nov
Top 5 sacrifices and risks of antiviral treatment for hepatitis C patients!
Hepatitis C
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Currently, the most common chronic hepatitis C treatment option is antiviral treatment. Hepatitis C patients often consider antiviral treatment their only way out, so they decide to adopt this treatment without fully understanding the risks and sacrifices t...

16
Nov
High viral count does not equal to liver damage!
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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We received a questions: I was told by my doctor that I am infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and LFT shows that I have a high viral count. But my liver function remains normal, why is that?   Hepatitis virus (HBV or HCV) causes damage to the li...

12
Nov
Why is the recovery of liver function not set as top priority in treatment for hepatitis C patients? What is the aim of antiviral treatment?
Hepatitis C
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Currently, the most common chronic hepatitis C treatment option is antiviral treatment. This kind of treatment aims to reduce and eliminate hepatitis C virus in the body, to prevent virus from attacking the liver, and to slow down or stop the worsening of liver damage and advancement to other liv...

10
Nov
NAFLD & NASH
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. In most people, early forms of NAFLD are unlikely to cause harm. However, if the fat continues to build up, it can eventually lead to inflammation or fibrosis of the liver. ...

09
Nov
Why don’t most doctors recommend complementary and alternative medicine?
Hepatitis C
General Health
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We received a case like this: A hepatitis C patient wanted to try an alternative therapy his friend recommended. His friend’s results were remarkable and there were no side effects. His liver function test also indicated that the therapy effectively improves liver health. He asked hi...

09
Nov
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
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According to the latest data provided by the World Health Organization, there are 400 million people living with hepatitis B and C worldwide; 1.4 million die due to these infections every year and many more become newly infected. [1] In recent years, WHO launched a range of new strategies and gui...

09
Nov
Hepatitis C
A:

This phenomenon is actually quite common. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes damage to the liver by first evading the immune system and then attacking the liver cells, leading to hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). When liver cells are attacked, liver function will be affected and become abnormal....

02
Nov
6 things that can harm your liver
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
NAFLD & NASH
Liver Cancer
General Health
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To protect our liver, we first need to know what harms our liver. We all know that alcohol can harm our liver, but what other dangers are there?  The liver is involved in many critical functions that keep us healthy. Learn more about the things that can cause damage and help your l...

29
Oct
NAFLD & NASH
General Health
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NCD stands for non-communicable disease, also known as “lifestyle disease”. This type of diseases are not passed from person to person. They are usually chronic diseases that progress slowly throughout a long period of time. NCDs are preventable and the most common causes are smoking,...

26
Sep
NAFLD & NASH
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Currently, there is no approved treatment for NASH. [1] As the underlying cause for the transition from simple fat buildup in the liver to NASH remain unknown, conventional medical therapies for NASH have not yet been proven to be effective.  The recommendations medical professiona...

25
Sep
General Health
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Think of the liver as a big factory in the body for metabolism and distribution of nutrients. The liver takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances, or discharges them from our body. It also performs many vital metabolic functions including breaking down fat to produce en...

22
Sep
NAFLD & NASH
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There are two types of fatty liver disease, alcoholic and nonalcoholic. Usually, inflammation caused by alcoholic fatty liver disease will go away once the patient ceases alcohol intake. The situation is different for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is characterized by the accumul...

15
Sep
NAFLD & NASH
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As the underlying cause is not yet known, currently there are no specific therapies for NASH. The standard recommendations given to people with NASH are to follow a balanced diet, do exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle, in hope of decreasing the amount of fat in the liver. Reducing weight to a ...

08
Sep
Hepatitis C
A:

Sometimes, people infected with HCV choose not to or cannot undergo treatment to eradicate the virus because of a number of reasons (e.g. price of treatment, side effects, condition of the liver, overall health condition, recurring infection, etc.) [1] When not using antiviral treatment, patients...

27
Aug
Liver Cirrhosis
General Health
A:

Fatigue and sleep problems are very common among cirrhosis patients. Some nights you can’t go to sleep, other nights you wake up every two hours. We know it can be very frustrating. So here, we are going to look at some ways which may help you get a good night’s sleep. It could be the...

18
Aug
General Health
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We recieved a case: Treatment recommended by my doctor is not effective, it is expensive and the side effects are hard to bare, and I am finding it hard to carry on. I am interested in an alternative therapy that my friend is using, but my doctor does not want to know about it. What should...

15
Aug
NAFLD & NASH
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ALT (or GPT) is a liver enzyme. Under normal circumstances, this enzyme resides within liver cells. But if the liver is injured, it will causes the liver cells to break and spill the enzymes into the blood stream, raising the enzyme level in the blood. [1] The level of ALT, along with another les...

29
Jul
General Health
A:

Functions of the Liver The liver is the second largest organ in the body after the skin. It performs many vital functions including: Producing bile Producing proteins for blood plasma Detoxifying the blood by clearing harmful subs...

18
Jul
NAFLD & NASH
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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH is a type of non-communicable disease (NCD), also known as “lifestyle disease”. This type of disease is preventable and the most common causes are smoking, alcohol abuse, unbalanced diets and lack of physical activity.[2] NASH is similar to alcohol...

15
Jul
Liver Cancer
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There are two types of liver cancer, primary and secondary. Primary liver cancer is cancer that begins in liver cells. The most common form of primary liver cancer in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which begins in the main type of liver cell called the hepatocyte. Secondary or metastat...

13
Jul
NAFLD & NASH
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Fatty liver is the accumulation of fat in liver cells. Fatty liver can be categorized into two types in general: alcoholic and nonalcoholic. Alcoholic fatty liver (AFL) is caused by excess consumption of alcohol and is usually reversible. [1]    However, unlike alcoh...

13
Jul
Hepatitis B
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Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can cause both acute and chronic disease. During the first six months, the hepatitis B infection is considered to be “acute”. If a person tests positive for HBV for more than six months, then they are diagnosed...

08
Jul
General Health
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The liver is an important organ for metabolism, which is capable of self-recovery. But if the liver is constantly damaged, serious diseases may develop. Therefore it is essential to maintain liver health, especially for those who are at high risk of liver diseases (e.g. those who have fatty liver...

08
Jul
Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C is an infection caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). This virus attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. It is generally considered to be among the most serious of hepatitis viruses. Some people who are infected with HCV will recover within six months without any treatment. ...

02
Jul
General Health
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The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body. It performs a number of vital functions; it makes many of the chemicals required by the body, it breaks down and detoxifies substances in the body, and it also acts as a storage unit.   Here is a list of the li...

16
Jul
Liver Cirrhosis
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Cirrhosis is a late stage of fibrosis of the liver. It is the result of long term damage to liver cells. Fibrosis of the liver is excessive accumulation of scar tissue that results from ongoing inflammation and liver cell death. Each time your liver is injured, it tries to repair itself. I...

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