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Don't ignore these signs & symptoms, you may be at risk of Liver damage

Did you know liver health is one of the most common diseases that affect your health? Be on the lookout for these symptoms to keep your liver health in check!

Health Desk Written By: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: December 09, 2022 12:00 IST
Don't ignore these signs & symptoms, you may be at risk of Liver damage
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The human liver is a wondrous organ. Each day it makes bile, converts nutrients from our diet, cleans toxins from our blood, breaks down fats, alcohol and medications, controls blood sugar and hormone levels, stores iron and much more. Dr. Saleh Alqahtani, director of clinical liver research for Johns Hopkins Medicine says, "You don’t want to turn yellow with jaundice or feel pain in your upper right abdomen because those are signs your liver is already very sick. It is far better to stop the liver disease before it gets too serious".

Signs and Symptoms that shouldn't be ignored

  • Bloating and gas
  • Dark circles
  • Anger
  • Irritation
  • Excess belly fat
  • Acne and rashes
  • PMS or menstrual issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Weak immune system
  • Food sensitivity
  • Feeling nauseated after heavy meals

Causes of liver damage

1. Harmful Supplements

Just because a supplement is labeled as “natural” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Many herbs and supplements have been associated with liver damage.

2. Too Much Alcohol

Alcoholic fatty liver, which causes liver inflammation, eventual scarring and even liver cancer, is a process that begins on as little as four drinks a day for men and two for women. By the time one shows symptoms, the liver may be damaged beyond repair.

3. Obesity

As with the alcoholic fatty liver, it can be reversed at the “fatty” stage by cutting simple carbohydrates like bread and sugar and eating more fruits, vegetables and protein. Another tip: Drink lots of coffee.

Liver disease is believed to be one of the most common diseases that affect people in India. The most common of these diseases is fatty liver disease, which is sometimes referred to as a “silent liver disease.” This is because it does not show any prominent symptoms. This disease can occur from infection, an inherited condition, cancer or an overload of toxic substances. Healthcare providers can treat many types of liver disease effectively with medication or lifestyle changes. 

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness regime or medical advice. 

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