The presence of hepatitis affects insulin production

28 07 2014

The presence of hepatitis affects insulin production, an expert warns.

A specialist of the IMSS It shows that a high percentage of cases present no obvious symptoms, so it recommended to carry out studies on a regular basis

Virus attack on the liver leads to swell and harden (hepatitis) and some of its main functions do not, These include participation in the production of insulin in conjunction with the pancreas. The lack of this hormone will trigger the blood glucose levels, the degree of cataloguing to the plaintiff as a diabetic patient.


This was explained by Dr. Paulo López Guillén, owner of the clinic of infectious diseases Juan I. Menchaca of the IMSS in Jalisco. He added that viruses that result in hepatitis B and C are even more harmful, since they tend to cause chronic disease and damage to the liver gradually.


The specialist cautioned that high percentage hepatitis courses without obvious symptoms, so it is important to periodic laboratory studies.


"Courses the majority of persons infected with hepatitis will not generate acute liver damage so we have a clinical picture of jaundice or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes" (Sclera)”, the infectious disease specialist refers.


Especially recommended periodic assessments to people who have received blood transfusions before 1986, as well as those with piercings and tattoos, or even those addicted to intravenous drugs, because the hepatitis C virus is concentrated in the blood.


Once the hepatitis C virus enters the body, “in the 95 per cent of the cases remains, then it may take a long time before express, hence be considered chronic; in the five per cent remaining, people who come in contact with the micro-organism form antibodies that prevent the virus to settle in the liver and therefore “There are no nor as carriers or much less become sick”, He said the specialist.


On the way of transmission of hepatitis B, the doctor said its transmission mechanism is very similar to the HIV and includes the STDs and the blood, so is extremely risky.


The family doctor through an analysis of the blood (blood count) You can identify a decrease in platelets, increase in white blood cells and anemia, which should make you suspicious of presence of hepatitis; also, It is important to make a liver function test, This also by means of an analysis of the liver enzymes, transaminases specifically, which tend to rise as a manifestation of problems, in this important organ.


Since it is used as transport blood, glucose comes into contact with practically all the organs of the body, so is vitally important periodic evaluations to keep everything under control, especially if some risks of contagion have been identified. [en línea] Salamanca (ESP):, 28 de julio de 2014 [REF. 21 in July of 2014] Available on Internet:




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