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In January, HealthExpress were delighted to welcome Dr Hilary Jones for a live Q&A about liver health. The Q&A was hosted on our blog and coincided with a month long campaign by the British Liver Trust entitled 'Love Your Liver'.
We received a number of questions on a variety of liver-related topics. In this video, Dr Hilary addresses the following question –
Q: I had a tattoo done when I was in India – have I put myself at risk of hepatitis?
Dr Hilary: There is always a potential risk that hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver which can be acute or chronic may be transmitted through the use of tattooing or body piercing equipment that has not been properly sterilised...
To hear the answer in full from Dr Hilary, take a look at the video below.
Thanks for all your questions on liver health. We have plenty more videos to come in this series, so keep an eye on our blog and social channels to see if yours is featured.
For more information on keeping your liver healthy, visit the British Liver Trust website.