Function of the Liver
The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
Here are some ways to keep your liver healthy:
Eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Your liver will thank you. You’ll keep your weight under control, which helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that leads to cirrhosis.
Be very careful with alcohol consumption
Don’t drink a lot of alcohol because this can damage your liver cells and lead to swelling that becomes cirrhosis.
Be extremely careful with products that contain toxins
Avoid direct contact with some products that are toxic in nature. Such products includes aerosol products, and insecticides, have chemicals that can damage your liver also Additives in cigarettes can also damage your liver, so don’t smoke.
Prevent hepatitis A,B and C
Get vaccinated to protect yourself from Hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B are viral diseases of the liver. Visit your doctor for a check.
Unprotected sex can also lead to Hepatitis B and C, which can transform into chronic conditions that may eventually destroy your liver. They are transmitted by blood and other bodily fluids.
Hepatitis A is spread through contact with contaminated food or water, therefore, always wash your hands.
Drink coffee. Research also shows that coffee can lower your risk of getting liver disease.