Did you know that January 2013 is National Liver Health Awareness Month?

As a vital organ your liver performs over 500 functions that keep you feeling great:

  • It filters and cleans your blood;
  • Fights infections and disease;
  • Destroys and deals with poisons and drugs;
  • Makes vital proteins which cause your blood to clot when you cut yourself;
  • Processes food once it has been digested;
  • Produces and maintains hormones;
  • Stores energy that can be used rapidly when the body needs it most…

    …amongst many other important functions.

The key to feeling great is looking after your health and wellbeing.

According to medical research, tough action is needed to tackle the increasing number of cases of liver disease. The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, warns that over the last decade the number of people under 65 dying from chronic liver disease has risen by around a fifth! "I was struck by the data on liver disease particularly. This is the only major cause of preventable death that is on the increase in England. We must act to change this." Dame Sally Davies*.

There are three major cause of liver disease: obesity, undiagnosed infection, and excessive alcohol consumption.

The majority of liver disease is preventable, tackling your lifestyle issues should start NOW as part of your New Year's resolution!

Throughout the month of January, Clarity Healthcare will be undertaking a series of campaigns to raise awareness and promote 'Good Liver Health'!

We have various options available as detailed below, please contact your Account Manager or Clarity Healthcare for more information.

Option 1

Guidance on Links and Marketing Literature www.loveyourliver.org.uk
Option 2 Marketing literature delivered to your site and placed by the representative in the agreed areas.
Option 3 Health awareness day on-site undertaken by an Occupational Health Professional, providing consultation and guidance, literature and appropriate support networks.
Option 4 Customised programme for your organisation

Source:
http://www.webmd.boots.com/mental-health/alcohol-abuse/news/20121121/rising-cases-liver-disease
www.loveyourliver.org.uk
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18613

 



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