Liver is a large organ that detoxifies blood, produces bile to digest fat and absorb vitamins, and stores excess glucose as glycogen that can be converted to glucose when you need energy. Your liver can repair itself and regenerate when damaged by disease or unhealthy lifestyle. When the damage is severe, then scar tissue will take over and your liver will lose it critical functions. There are ways to prevent liver damage to keep your liver strong and in the best of health. Here are a few tips to strengthen your liver.
What you eat has a direct impact on your liver health. Include fruits and vegetables, legumes, grains, seafood and lean meat, and drink plenty of water. Avoid processed food and food loaded with sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. Avoid raw or undercooked shellfish.
Limit intake of alcohol
Excess alcohol consumption is extremely harmful to the liver. This could lead to alcohol related liver disease, the most common being Fatty Liver. In extreme conditions you may get live cirrhosis which cannot be repaired. The best way to keep your liver heathy is to abstain from alcohol or limit intake.
Maintain ideal weight
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by obesity. The best way to prevent this is to manage your weight by adopting a healthy lifestyle and a healthy balanced diet.
Get Hepatitis vaccine
Certain types hepatitis can be prevented by vaccination. Practice safe sex, do not share personal items such as razors, use only disposables for piercing, tattoos etc.to prevent hepatitis infection.
Be careful with medications and supplements
Certain medicines and supplements are injurious to your liver. If you have to take medicines, strictly follow instruction given by your doctor. Never self-medicate and never combine drugs with alcohol.
Get a regular health check-up
A regular visit to your doctor is the best way to keep track of your health. This will help you prevent illness by adopting precautionary and pre-emptive methods. It will also help you detect illness in its nascent stage for better outcomes.
If you feel you have a digestive problem, have lost your appetite, or are feeling tired and nauseous, consult our gastroenterologist at the earliest to get back your heath.