Health Talk: Fat, alcohol, liver damage and the gender inequality in drinking

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Dr. Naveen Chandra Pandaraboyina
Dr. Naveen Chandra Pandaraboyina

WALTHAM, MA—The worst thing about the liver disease is that we find out about it only after the damage is done and probably it is too late. The only way to take care our liver, however, is the preventive and pro-active care.

In our Health Talk series, Dr. Naveen Chandra Pandaraboyina, MD, an attending physician at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Alliance Hospital, and president of Curewell Gastroenterology in Leominster, MA, talks about how to take care of our liver and what role do fat and alcohol play in liver diseases.

In addition, Dr. Pandaraboyina talks about the food to avoid and how much and what kind of alcohol our liver can handle. Do male and female bodies handle alcohol differently? Dr. Pandaraboyina will give an extensive talk on this topic at the Mega Health and Wellness Expo, which will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

The Expo is organized by INE MultiMedia, a non-profit company devoted to education, empowerment, enrichment and entertainment, in collaboration with INDIA New England News.

To watch the exclusive video interview, please click on the link here. Here are a few basic facts about liver disease:

1. Liver failure occurs when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair.
2. The initial symptoms of liver failure include: nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue and diarrhea.
3. Fat and alcohol can cause severe liver damage.

Dr. Pandaraboyina was born in Tenali, India. He attended Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad. In the United States, he attended Long Island Jewish Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Gastroenterology Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Liver Diseases Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

(Editor’s note: This article is for informational purposes only. For health issues, please consult your physician.)

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