Surprising Ways You Can Damage Your Liver

damages in the liver
The human liver is a vital organ which performs a wide range of functions including ( detoxification of various metabolites, protein synthesis, the production of biochemical compounds necessary for digestion and drug metabolism, regulation of glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification.)

It is usually worn out by drugs asides infections and inflammations. Unlike the kidney which is a pair and donors are easily found, the liver is just one and no one with a healthy liver will easily donate it (except the person is willing to die). Depending on the type of disease associated with the liver, the successful treatment of a liver disease varies.

Surprising Ways You Can Damage Your Liver

Consumption mistakes; Adults who were/are alcoholics and drugs abusive are mostly affected with liver problems which lead to discomfort and early deaths because the oxidative capacity of the liver decreases with aging.

Misuse of drugs and drug abuse; Drugs especially paracetamol/painkillers and any other drug should not be taken every time. It should only be taken when necessary in the appropriate dosage because the metabolism of drugs takes place in the liver. Continuous metabolism of drugs by the enzymes present in the liver results in the production of more active and toxic compounds which produce liver injury.

Diseases of the liver and its causes;

Alcoholic liver diseases including alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, and  cirrhosis are caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

Budd–Chiari syndrome which is caused by blockage of the hepatic veins (including thrombosis) that drains the liver.

Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by an accumulation of toxins in the bloodstream that are normally removed by the liver.

Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E are mostly sexually transmitted diseases of the liver (not all are sexually transmitted). It is caused by viruses which cause liver inflammation and is usually the cause of liver cancer.

Liver damages caused by drug abuse particularly paracetamol, other painkillers and drugs used to treat cancer.

Care of the liver;

♥ Eating healthy foods like green vegetables, garlic, apple, avocados, green tea, grains and liver from edible animals helps to build a strong liver.

♥ Regular exercise aids the proper functioning of the liver.

♥ Avoid or take a little quantity of alcohol.

♥ Keep your weight under control to avoid fats in the liver.

Stay healthy!