Raising awareness of rare liver diseases
The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body – it breaks down toxins and is vital to the immune system and for metabolism. But as vital as the liver is, liver diseases rarely come up in public discussion and those affected and their loved ones often lack active support. We plan to change that!
- In Switzerland c. 500,000 people suffer from a liver disease.
- Affecting 300 million people worldwide, hepatitis B is one of the most common causes of death.
- The most common liver diseases are fatty liver disease, liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver cirrhosis (cirrhotic liver) and liver cancer.
- Swiss HePa is actively involved in the fight against rare liver diseases like autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.