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Chronic hepatitis B virus in the Philippines


Viral hepatitis is defined as “an inflammation of the liver caused by one of the five hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D and E.” Infections, toxic substances, such as alcohol and certain drugs, and auto-immune diseases can also cause hepatitis.

 

Viral hepatitis is considered a significant public health problem because of the sheer number of people affected, the number of deaths caused, and because of its potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people. Combined, hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer, globally.

 

How common is Hepatitis B in the Philippines?

Hepatitis B is a major public health problem in the Philippines. An estimated 7.3 million adult Filipinos (16.7% of the adult population) are chronically infected making our country hyperendemic for hepatitis B. Both HBV and HCV are transmitted through contact with contaminated blood and body fluids. In the Philippines, the most common way that persons with HBV acquired the infection is through mother to child transmission at the time of childbirth. Hepatitis B, a disease that attacks the liver, has high prevalence in Philippines, but there are now a number of medicines to treat it.

 

Hepatitis medicines can help to prevent your condition please see full range of Generic and Branded Hepatitis Medicines at Oddway International.



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Prostate Cancer Awareness in Philippines


Prostate cancer is a disease that affects men age 50 years (in the Philippines, it develops in 19.3 out of every 100,000 Filipinos). It involves the prostate gland, which is a small gland about the size of a walnut, positioned just beneath the bladder, and is responsible for producing fluids that nourish and protect sperm.

 

The disease is mostly detected among senior citizens because the disease develops slowly and may cause few, if any, symptoms.

 

Prostate Cancer has a high incidence rate and a long development period, both in its growth phase and in the progression of the illness. There are numerous risk factors which are known in the development of Prostate Cancer, including age, geographical area and race. There are also pre-cancerous lesions which can be diagnosed and analysed medically.

 

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Avoiding cancer risk factors may help prevent certain cancers. For prostate cancer, the risk factors include smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise.

 

Increasing protective factors such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising may also help prevent prostate cancer.

 

Talk to your doctor or other health care professional about how you might lower your risk of cancer,”

 

Treatments can be given to control or relieve symptoms. You may receive a single treatment or a combination of treatments based on your individual preferences / values and depending on the grade and stage of your cancer (i.e. how far the cancer has spread and how fast it can grow).

 

This section provides you with information on some of the cancer drugs. Click here

 

Oddway International was established in 2010 as a pharmaceutical wholesaler, exporter supplying a full range of branded and generic anticancer medicines to healthcare market worldwide.

 

Our Mission

To be the preferred, customer-focused, supplier of healthcare products and business solutions improving the quality, safety and cost of customer care while maintaining the highest level of honesty and integrity.

 

If you want more information about us and our services, please visit our site www.oddwayinternational.com



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