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Liver Smart

Why get liver smart?

Liver disease is on the rise with around 1 million Queenslanders living with liver disease and 1 in 100 living with viral hepatitis.

Who’s at risk?

Top risk factors for liver disease include:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Older age
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Hepatitis B and C

Left untreated, liver disease can lead to permanent liver damage such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. The good news is simple lifestyle behaviours can reduce the risk of serious liver disease.

Watch the liver animation to learn more

How to look after your liver

To keep your liver in tip-top shape, so it can do all the heavy lifting your body needs:

Eat a balanced diet

Exercise regularly

Use alcohol responsibly

Ask your GP for a hepatitis test

Join the mission – Campaign resources

Join our urgent mission to help Queenslanders ‘Get Smart’ about liver health.

Use our digital campaign resources to help share the message

Share our new liver health animation

Crank up the tunes with our ‘Get Smart’ Spotify playlist

Get a liver health and hepatitis check

You may feel healthy even if you have liver disease or hepatitis, but over time this can cause damage to your liver.

Talk to your GP about getting a liver health and hepatitis check.

Use our HEPnav directory to find local health services treating hep B, hep C and liver disease

Liver health and hepatitis

There are five main hepatitis viruses that can damage your liver: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. The two most common types are hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Both can cause similar symptoms and if untreated can lead to more serious liver health problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

The good news is there is a cure for hepatitis C and a vaccine for hepatitis B. While there is no cure for hepatitis B yet, there is treatment available to help manage the virus.

Learn more about hepatitis

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