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Today is the world liver day. This day is meant to build awareness and make people understand the importance of liver for our body and how the diseases affecting it can be managed.
The liver is the second largest and multi-functionary organ in the body. It plays the key role in body’s digestive system. Its main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to rest of the body.
Functions of liver
* Regulates blood sugar
* Removes toxins from body
* Control cholesterol
* Makes protein important for clotting and other functions
* Release bile which helps in digestion
Reasons of liver damage
*Consumption of alcohol and drugs
*Consumption of unhealthy food
*lack of exercise
*Diseases like hepatitis A,B, SymtomsC or any other inherited dSymptoms
of liver disease or damage
*Nausea and vomiting
*Loss of appetite
*Abdominal pain and swelling
*General fatigue and weakness
*Mental disorientation or confusion
So these are the factors that causes liver damage . Now let us have a look what can be done to keep it healthy.
Do’s and Dont’s to keep liver healthy
*Eat healthy food with less spices and oil that gives nutrition to body rather than just taste and pleasure to tongue. Food like leafy vegetables, whole grain breads, fruits, plenty of water.
*Healthy lifestyle that include exercise, sleep for minimum 7 to 8 hrs.
*Safe Blood transfusion to avoid hepatitis A,B ,C
*Clean water consumption
*A big no to alcoholand drugs
*Practice proper hygiene like washing hands before eating anything
*Maintain toilet hygiene. Always use clean toilet.
*Don’t share personal toiletry items including toothbrushes and razors.
*Use protection while having sex
*If you are getting tattoo or body piercing make sure all equipments used are aseptic
*Get vaccinated for hepatitis A ,B
*If you are a health worker always keep proper safety before handling blood or other body fluids involved activity.
So let us make this day a happy day for our liver by following all do’s and dont’s to make it healthy so that it can keep our lives happy and disease free. Remember once liver is damaged there is no other way to get it cured other then getting transplant which is not possible for every one cause It is a very difficult and risk taking procedure. So precaution is always better than cure.