Over 325 million people are currently living with chronic hepatitis B and C. Over 290 million are living with hepatitis and are completely unaware.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2020
Westwind Integrated Health supports World Hepatitis Day and raises awareness of hepatitis in the Phoenix, AZ area. Liver disease, liver cancer, and deaths from hepatitis are on the rise in the United States. Offering an integrated approach to care from nine locations, this team of dental clinicians and medical professionals encourages their greater Phoenix community to learn more about this underdiagnosed condition; spreading awareness may save lives.
Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and is commonly caused by a viral infection. Considered a major global health threat by the World Health Organization (WHO), Westwind Integrated Health feels passionate about raising awareness of this condition now more than ever.
Over 325 million people are currently living with chronic hepatitis B and C. Over 290 million are living with hepatitis and are completely unaware. In an effort to raise awareness of this condition, the World Hepatitis Day’s theme this year is “Find the Missing Millions.”
Each year on July 28, World Hepatitis Day brings the world together around a single theme to influence real change and - minimize the global burden of viral hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day is one of the nine officially mandated global public health days by the WHO.
In honor of this day, Westwind Integrated Health is sharing the reality of hepatitis with their patients:
- 9 in 10 people living with viral hepatitis do not know they have it
- 80 percent of those living with hepatitis lack prevention, testing, and treatment
- Viral hepatitis B and C cause 1.4 million deaths a year
- Hepatitis is the second major infectious disease killer after tuberculosis
- Nine times more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV
The longer undiagnosed, the more deadly it can be. Common risks of untreated hepatitis are liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and abdominal pain can all be signs of hepatitis.
Those interested in learning more about hepatitis, how to raise awareness of it, or how to receive testing or treatment can call the multi-specialty team at Westwind Integrated Health at 602-457-8024. To learn more about their revolutionary whole-body approach to care visit http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com.
About the Practice
Westwind Integrated Health offers dental and medical care from nine locations in the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ areas. As the only private practice in Arizona and one of only a few practices in the country to combine dental and medical care, this team is innovating health care by offering truly comprehensive care with a whole-body approach. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of medical doctors and dental clinicians, Westwind Integrated Health offers specialized general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Plus, under the same roof, patients can receive physicals and wellness exams, vision and hearing screenings, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, and minor injury treatment. The family of practices focuses on building genuine patient relationships, comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatment, and improving the long-term health and wellbeing of their patients. To learn more about the multi-specialty team, visit http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com or call 602-457-8024 to schedule an integrated health consultation.