We are going to discuss today the top things to know about liver. This article is dedicated to livers day. This day is meant to build awareness and make people understand the importance of the 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 a key role in the body’s digestive system. Its main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body.
Functions of liver
- Fights infections
- Regulates blood sugar
- Removes toxins from the body
- Control cholesterol
- Makes protein important for clotting and other functions
- Release bile which helps in digestion
Reasons for liver damage
- Bad lifestyle
- Consumption of alcohol and drugs
- Consumption of unhealthy food
- lack of exercise
- Diseases like hepatitis A, B, SymtomsC or any other inherited symptoms
Reason of liver disease or damage
- Nausea and vomiting
- Poor digestion
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Muscle cramps
- General fatigue and weakness
- Mental disorientation or confusion
So these are the factors that cause liver damage. Now let us have a look at what can be done to keep it healthy.
Do’s and Don’t to keep liver healthy
- Eat healthy food with fewer spices and oil that gives nutrition to the body rather than just taste and pleasure to the tongue. Food like leafy vegetables, whole grain bread, fruits, and plenty of water.
- A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, and sleeping for a minimum of 7 to 8 hrs.
- Safe Blood transfusion to avoid hepatitis A, B, C
- Clean water consumption
- A big no to alcohol and drugs
- Practice proper hygiene like washing hands before eating anything
- Maintain toilet hygiene. Always use a clean toilet.
- Don’t share personal toiletry items including toothbrushes and razors.
- Use protection while having sex
- If you are getting a tattoo or body piercing make sure all equipment used is 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 in the activity.
So let us make this day a happy day for our liver by following all dos and don’t to make it healthy so that it can keep our lives happy and disease-free. Remember once the liver is damaged there is no other way to get it cured other than getting a transplant which is not possible for everyone cause It is a very difficult and risk-taking procedure. So precaution is always better than cure.