Jaundice is an liver disease that will affect millions of people all over the world. This is clinical condition which is characterized by yellowing of the skin and eyes due to the build-up and increase of bilirubin (bile) in the body. The incidence of jaundice is more over rising in India due to the fact that people with lack of awareness about this health complication. However, it is always not possible to prevent jaundice (as it is caused due to wide range of potential causes), but following few optional precautionary measures that can minimise the risk. There are nearly 6 tips that will helps you to prevent or minimise the risk of jaundice –
Maintain proper hygiene and sanitation
The main step in curing infectious diseases like jaundice and is implemented with higher standards of hygiene and also sanitation. Wash your hands cleanly with soap before eating food and after using the wash-room to restrict from harmful viral transmission. Read more about how to wash hands the right way
Eat fresh and warm food
During the monsoons seasons, the chances of food contamination are very high and hence people are suggested against eating out and at unhygienic places. Always eat only fresh fruits and properly cooked vegetables, preferably warm foods in order to lower your risk of liver infection. Read about How to wash veggies, fruits the right way and prevent diseases.
Drink clean water
This disease can also spread through the infected water and hence, it is recommended that every person should drink only boiled and filtered water. Avoid complete drinking water from unhygienic places and also from bottled water (if you doubt the source of water).
Get yourself and your kids to be vaccinated with the hepatitis vaccine (and booster) in order to prevent the jaundies disease. It must be recommended that you get vaccination done when you are travelling from place to place where this disease is endemic or if your job (involves working in a high-risk area such as labs and hospitals.
In case if you are alcoholic, try to reduce yourself not to drink more than 3 per day, as an excessive drinking that puts you at risk of developing the disease. Try to maintain a healthy weight (if obese) and indulge in exercising as with high cholesterol levels in the body will increase your risk of other health complications which in turn may cause hepatitis
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