How to keep the liver healthy?

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1. What is the structure and function of the liver?

The liver is an organ about the size of a football that sits simply under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. It is probably the biggest organ in the human body. It has many important functions connected with body detoxification, synthesis and storage.

2.What symptoms will I notice if my liver isn’t working effectively?

 Following are indicators of liver dysfunction:

  • Jaundice
  • Easy fatigue & weakness
  • Itchy skin
  • Swelling of abdomen and legs
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Bad breath
  • Red palms
  • Lack of concentration

3.What are the damaging factors for the liver?

  • Alcohol
  • Overweight
  • Infection by the hepatitis virus

 4. What is the best diet for the Liver?

  • Low-fat diet
  • Beans: Beans are a good source of protein and fibre. It reduces the chance of liver disease
  • Coffee: Coffee increases antioxidant levels in the liver, all while decreasing.

5. What else can I do to keep my liver healthy? Know 

  • Avoid contaminated needles. Obviously, infected needles(injections) aren’t only related to intravenous drug use. Unsafe injection practices, though rare, may occur during a hospital background and would need immediate follow-up. Also, use only fresh needles for tattoos and body piercings.
  • Don’t share personal hygiene items. For example, razors, toothbrushes and nail clippers can carry microscopic levels of blood or other body fluids that will be contaminated.
  • Practice safe sex. Unprotected sex or sex with various partners increases your risk of hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
  • Wash your hands. Use soap and warm water immediately after using the toilet, once you have changed a diaper, and before preparing or eating food.
  • Follow directions on all medications. When medicines are taken incorrectly by taking an excessive amount of, the wrong type or by mixing medicines, your liver may be harmed.
  • Get vaccinated. There are vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccine against the hepatitis C virus.
Dr. Harsh J Shah