Amitabh Bachchan Reveals That He Has Lost 75% of His Liver to Hepatitis B Virus

by Vishnuprasad on  November 24, 2015 at 1:48 PM Celebrity Health News
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Bollywood's most respected actor and ever green hero, Amitabh Bachchan, has made a shocking revelation. At the launch of a media campaign on Hepatitis, Big B (as he fondly called) revealed that he is surviving on only 25% of his liver today, reports Indianexpress.com.
Amitabh Bachchan Reveals That He Has Lost 75% of His Liver to Hepatitis B Virus
Amitabh Bachchan Reveals That He Has Lost 75% of His Liver to Hepatitis B Virus

The 'Shehenshah of Bollywood' added that he has lost 75% of his liver to the deadly Hepatitis virus. Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and it affects the liver.

"Hepatitis B came to me accidentally. After my accident on the sets of Coolie, I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till year 2000 and almost 18 years after the accident, during a very normal medical checkup, I was told that my liver was infected and I had lost 75 per cent of my liver," said Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan also praised the doctors and clinical facilities in India and certified them as the best when it comes to treating patients infected with Tuberculosis (TB) and Hepatitis B.

The HBV can cause both acute and chronic infections. Many people show no symptoms during the initial infection. Some people develop a rapid onset of illness with vomiting, yellowish skin, feeling tired, dark urine and abdominal pain.

Often these symptoms last a few weeks. It may take 30 to 180 days for symptoms to begin. About 90% who get infected around the time of birth, develop chronic hepatitis B. However, only less than 10% of those infected after the age of five develop chronic hepatitis B. Most of those with chronic disease may eventually develop cirrhosis and liver cancer. These health threats result in the death of 15 to 25% of those with chronic disease.



Source: Medindia

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