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    Upsetting : Big B says "I am surviving on just 25% of my Liver"

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    This will be a big shocking news for millions of fans of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Megastar has said that he has been battling with a serious disease. Big B revealed this while addressing the media at the launch of the hepatitis campaign on Monday.

    "I'm surviving on just 25 percent of my liver. By the time doctors diagnosed me with Hepatitis B, 75 per cent of my liver was damaged," said Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in a press conference to launch a media campaign on Hepatitis B, also attended by health minister JP Nadda,Maharashtra's Health minister Dr.Deepak Sawant,and Unicef India's Louis Arsenault, among others.

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    Senior Bachchan said that during the shooting of his movie 'Cooli' he had met with an injury, for which around 200 people had donated 60 bottles of blood as per the medical requirement.
    One of the donors was a carrier of hepatitis B (a severe form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood) due to which he too suffered from the disease, he revealed. 

    "At that time (in 1982), the Australian antigen of Hepatitis B had just been discovered and perhaps there was no sufficient screening for it to be detected in the donor's blood. I was carrying the virus that was slowly damaging my liver for 18 years before doctors diagnosed it in 2000, after which I began treatment and I continue to take medication even today," he revealed.

    However, he said that though he was lucky enough to get the perfect treatment and get cured in time, there were many in the country who didn't have the resources to even get diagnosed.

    The liver damage, like in Bachchan's case, can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. He added, "Which is associated with alcoholics, and I don't drink alcohol. I hope my personal experience will help improve awareness and eliminate any stigma associated with the disease."

    He also added "We need awareness, early diagnosis and proper treatment instead of boycotting the person."

    On the occasion, Bachchan also said he would be happy to interact with the field workers who work at the ground level for raising public awareness in the remote areas of the country.

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