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It’s time to start caring about your liver

Liver disease is on the rise but the good news is it can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes.

Take action this #WorldLiverDay to look after your liver.

Why look after your liver this World Liver Day

Liver disease is more common than you might think. In fact, 1 in 4 Queenslanders has some form of liver disease.

Common causes of liver disease include:

  • An unhealthy diet
  • Being overweight
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Viruses such as hepatitis B or C
  • Genetics
  • Autoimmune diseases

As there are very few symptoms in the early stages of liver disease, prevention is crucial. Untreated liver disease can lead to permanent liver damage such as cirrhosis or liver cancer, when limited treatment options are available.

Often symptoms only develop in advanced stages of liver disease when the damage is irreversible, and treatment options are limited.

More about liver disease

Preventing liver disease is possible with simple lifestyle changes.

Look after your liver by

Eating a balanced diet

Exercising regularly

Using alcohol responsibly

Asking your GP for a liver check

Online Training

Enhance your knowledge on liver health for World Liver Day with our community and workforce education sessions.

Liver health community workshop

Community Liver Health Workshop

Join experts in this introductory community workshop on all things liver health. This workshop will cover:

  • What the liver does
  • Signs of liver disease
  • Practical tips to keep your liver healthy
  • The Mediterranean diet and its connection to better liver health
  • Overview of a liver health check

Your workshop speakers:

  • Tayla Robertson – Senior Clinical Dietitian at PA Hospital
  • Jeanette Tibbs – Liver Health Outreach Nurse
  • Lana Richardson – Hepatitis Queensland Educator

Tuesday, 19 April at 6.30pm AEST – Online

Register now

Liver health workforce workshop

Workforce Liver Health Workshop

Enhance your knowledge and support your patients with this professional liver health workshop. Topics include:

  • Functions of the liver
  • Overview of liver disease
  • Liver disease management
  • Link between liver disease and chronic illnesses
  • Mediterranean diet and its connection to better liver health

Your workshop speakers:

  • Dr Hannah Mayr, PhD APD – Research Dietitian at PA Hospital
  • Jeanette Tibbs – Liver Health Outreach Nurse
  • Lana Richardson – Hepatitis Queensland Educator

Thursday, 21 April, 12pm AEST – Online

Register now

Resources

Use our resources to help raise awareness of World Liver Day.

Donate now to our treatment fund

The Hepatitis Treatment Fund provides emergency funding for Queenslanders needing hepatitis treatment and related services, including testing and monitoring costs. The Fund is supported entirely by donations made to Hepatitis Queensland.

Funding is available to those living with viral hepatitis in Queensland who are unable to pay for their costs of care. Recipients must also be eligible for Medicare. Call 1800 437 222 to make an application on behalf of a client or yourself.

Donations over $25 receive a free pair of liver earrings in return for donating to the Treatment Fund.

Donate to the treatment fund

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