The Seattle, Oregon Health Sciences Center and the Oregon Liver Center collaboratively honored liver disease research and care with the 2020 Infectious Disease Awards.

America is home to more than 5,400 cases of liver disease. One in 18 men and one in 26 women will suffer from cirrhosis of the liver, which is caused by the liver failing…

The Seattle, Oregon Health Sciences Center and the Oregon Liver Center collaboratively honored liver disease research and care with the 2020 Infectious Disease Awards.

America is home to more than 5,400 cases of liver disease. One in 18 men and one in 26 women will suffer from cirrhosis of the liver, which is caused by the liver failing to regenerate the cells that are responsible for filtering our food and disposing of waste.

Covid-19 is the leading genetic disease of the liver. It is caused by mutations in the P53 gene. It not only impairs the process of self-healing but also prevents the liver from eliminating the toxins that you eat and give away to others. If someone is not born with the disease, then by age 25 they are clinically predisposed to it through a family history of the disease or numerous other contributing factors.

Covid-19 is seen as a case of “liver cancer put on the back burner,” yet it is far more than that, especially in America. One in three people in America will develop cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma in his or her lifetime. However, 5 percent of people who have the disease die within five years. The numbers are even higher for rural regions of the country like Appalachia and the Midwest.

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