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How To Prevent Diseases Of The Liver

Functions of The Liver

For those who wants to know about the significance of the liver, read on and you will realize how it helps people in living a healthy life. Understanding the how it works and the benefits of having a healthy liver can better help you avoid anything that can cause any problems with it. Understanding the many functions of the liver can help you determine if something is wrong with it.


This organ of the body is responsible to keep your bloodstream healthy. It gets rid of the toxins that are in your bloodstreams. Any harmful substance is being removed by the liver to keep you safe from any bacteria as it battles and defeats it. It flushes them out of your system.


One other interesting and helpful function of the liver is how it stores vitamins A, B, D, E, K and even iron. It keeps it for times that the body might need it. This powerful organ also converts excess body glucose into glycogen and stores some of them.

Symptoms of Liver Diseases

This second largest organ in the body contributes a large significance to the body in keeping it fit and healthy. But there are times that the liver is infected or becomes damaged and fails to do its functions properly.


Diseases of the liver can cause some problems and affects how it functions properly. There are symptoms that can let you know when there is something wrong with your liver. Here are some of these symptoms.


1. You will feel pain in the abdomen and feel some tenderness there too.
2. You can feel itchy in places where there’s not even a slightest sign of infection on the skin.
3. If you experience diseases like jaundice or cholestatis and it is followed by pale colored stools or dark urine then there is a possibility that you have some problem in your liver.

Prevent Liver Diseases

Before you experience diseases of the liver, you can prevent liver diseases from happening. Diseases of the liver are serious conditions and can be very alarming since it is life-threatening. When diseases in the liver is not detected and controlled right away, it can lead to complications and death to some. There may be synthetic drugs that can be given to address these liver diseases but treating liver diseases the natural way is said to be more effective.


Among the many ways to prevent diseases of the liver is by minimizing the intake of proteins. This will overwork the liver when it tries to digest all the proteins. Carbohydrates however should be included in the food that you eat daily but also has to be controlled. Further, intake of sodium should also be minimized as much as possible so that it will prevent fluid retention in the liver.

Be A Liver Lover

The liver, like any other organ in the body, has its important functions which keeps your body as fit and healthy. Having diseases of the liver cripples it and not make it function properly. Prevent any disease from infecting your lungs by watching what you eat and having a regular check up.

By Emelie Go, published at 02/09/2012
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