The liver is a vital organ of the body that is large, meaty. It sits on the right side of the belly. It weighs about 3 pounds, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can't feel the liver, because it's masked by the rib cage.
The liver organ has two large parts, known as the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder is positioned under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work hand in hand to digest, absorb, and process the foods you eat.
The liver functions mainly by cleansing the blood received from the digestive tract, before transporting it to other necessary part of the body. The liver also remove toxic chemicals and metabolizes drugs from the body. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also priduces proteins essential for blood clotting and other functions. The liver also perform the function of manufacturing triglycerides andcholesterol and glycogen synthesis.
Some of The Liver Conditions Are.
2. Liver cancer.
6. Liver failure.
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis.
10. Primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Liver Disease Symptoms.
Liver disease doesn't always cause noticeable signs and symptoms. But if signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, the may include:
1. Skin and eyes that appear yellowish.
2. Abdominal pain and swelling.
3. Swelling in the legs and ankles.
4. Itchy skin.
5. Dark urine color.
6. Pale stool color.
7. Chronic fatigue.
8. Nausea or vomiting.
9. Loss of appetite.
10. Tendency to bruise easily.
Try to make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you such as the aforementioned. Seek immediate medical attention if you have abdominal pain that is so severe that you can't stay still.
The things you consume are sometimes responsible for your liver problem, hence avoiding these things is necessary to keep your liver organ in good condition. To prevent liver Disease, stop too much intake of these things:
1. Avoid Excessive Smoking
People who smoke consistently are at the risk of fibrosis score and histological activity index in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, and also contributes to progression of HBV-related cirrhosis. People who smoke cigarette too much are prone to develop this disease than those who do not. It is a charge for you today to desist from this harmful act so that you can live long.
2. Excess Intake Of Alcohol
Scientists are not sure exactly why heavy drinkers of alcohol suffer from liver damage, but the reasons why alcohol damage the liver may include: Oxidative stress: When your livertries break down alcohol, the chemical reaction that take place can be destructive to your cells. This damage can result into inflammation and scarring of the liver. Drink one to two bottles of alcohol or totally stop its consumption to prevent liver disease.
3. Avoid Excess Intake Of Salt
Salt excessive consumption has been linked to hypertension. A new research recently carried out shows that salt can cause liver damage in adults and developing embryos. As a result of this, it is expedient to lessen the rate at which you buy foods from restaurant and other places. When you cook your food, you are always sure of the amount of salt you add to the food so that it won't affect you.
Conclusively, your health is your wealth and thus should be cared for immensely. Prevention is better than cure, so don't eat excess of the foods named earlier.
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