Fatigue and lack of concentration after vacation: signs of liver disease
We are right in the middle of the holiday season: for some, the vacation is imminent, others are currently in distant countries and some are already back from their trip. Unfortunately, one or the other vacationer brings unwanted “travel souvenirs” with him, for example liver diseases. Constant fatigue can be an indication of this.
Tired and tired after the holiday
A vacation should actually make you happy and healthy, but some returnees feel tired and tired after the vacation for inexplicable reasons. Those who show such symptoms and have previously been in warm regions such as the Mediterranean should have their liver examined. This also applies to poor concentration and lack of drive. Because these can be signs of liver disease such as hepatitis A. The professional association of established gastroenterologists has pointed this out in a message.
Over half of the infections are travel souvenirs
"Hepatitis A is one of the most frequent undesirable travel souvenirs," said liver expert Dr. Karl-Georg Simon from the professional association of established gastrointestinal doctors. According to the information, more than half of all infections with the hepatitis A virus in Germany are travel souvenirs. The pathogens are transmitted, among other things, by contaminated drinking water or inadequately prepared food. Many patients often do not know about their liver inflammation.
The liver doesn't hurt
According to the experts, the liver does not hurt. The complaints she causes are often unspecific. A simple check of the liver values as part of a routine check by the family doctor can quickly clarify this. In healthy people, the disease usually heals itself after a while. However, the infection can become a risk to health for older people, those who are in poor health or have concomitant illnesses. Detecting hepatitis in good time can therefore be life-saving in exceptional cases. Dr. Simon advises people who go on vacation in warmer countries to get vaccinated. (ad)