A NEW INSIGHT INTO THE DIFFERENCE AMONG ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC PATIENTS USING THE LIVER DISEASE HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE
Durga Devi Vusurumurthy*, Gopal Atmakuri*, Sindhu Madhuri Laghimsetty, Sravani Yangalasetty, Ravi Naga Lekhini, Srinivasa Rao D, Venkata Rama Rao Nallani and Rama Rao Nadendla
Liver disease refers to any disorder of the liver. The liver is a large organ in the upper right abdomen that aids in the digestion and removes waste products from the blood. Liver disease includes Cirrhosis, Inflammation [hepatitis] or non-infectious causes [chemical or autoimmune hepatitis, liver cancer, metabolic disorders. Since the liver is the central site for the metabolism of various macro and micro nutrients, the liver disease leading to the dysfunction of the liver and have major metabolic and nutritional impacts.Evaluation of quality of life was gaining importance as the impact of the disease on the patients well-being and functioning may be enormous. Thus the main aim of the study was to assess and compare the quality of life in alcoholic liver disease patients and non-alcoholic liver disease patients.
Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease, Non-alcoholic liver disease, HRQOL, SF-36.
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