New NHS figures have stated that in England deaths taking place due to liver disease have reached record levels. In about 10 years a rise of about 25 per cent has been seen.
The prime reasons for the rise are heavy drinking, obesity and hepatitis.
Men were more affected according to the report by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, which states that North West had the maximum number of fatalities.
It stated that in 2001 the number of people dying from liver diseases was 9231 but in 2009 this number reached 11,575.
It has also been seen that there is a dip in deaths being caused by heart problems.
Prof Martin Lombard, national clinical director for liver disease, said, “This report makes for stark reading about the needs of people dying with liver disease. Over 70 per cent end up dying in hospital and this report is timely in helping us understand the challenges in managing end-of-life care for this group of people.”
There have been recent reports that have been stating that the young lot is at risk from liver problems.