The liver is a large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients that the intestine absorbs. Also, the liver helps in destroying toxins in the body.
It is also responsible for the production of bile ( a secretion produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder) and other biochemical reactions.
The liver also produces proteins in the body.
It carries out its task of detoxifying the blood by removing medications, alcohol, and potentially harmful chemicals from the bloodstream.
Despite the important roles that the liver plays in the body, there are varieties of illnesses and diseases that can affect the liver.
When this diseases and infections occur, they impair the proper functioning of the liver.
Some of these infections include; Hepatitis A, B, C and D, liver tumors, liver abscess as well as cirrhosis among others.
These liver disorders are detrimental to the liver and to the overall health.
The types of activities we do, the food we eat, the substances ( Drugs, alcohol) we take.
Our physical life all go a long way in whether there will be problems with the liver system or not.
In order to keep the liver healthy, there is the need for us to watch what we do with our lives.
Excessive intake of certain drugs such as acetaminophen, and acetaminophen and statins can do a great damage to the liver.
Drug and alcohol abuse are also dangerous to the liver, so we should desist from this.
Eat foods that are rich in the essential vitamins that the body needs, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorus, etc.
Maintaining a good weight is also good for liver health.