HEAL YOUR DAMAGRE LIVER
LIVER PROBLEM- DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
The liver is an essential organ that has many functions in the body, including making proteins and blood clotting factors, manufacturing triglycerides and cholesterol, glycogen synthesis, and bile production. The liver is a large organ that sits on the right-hand side of the belly. With the help of vitamin K, the liver produces proteins that are important in blood clotting. It is also one of the organs that break down old or damaged blood cells. The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body. In fat metabolism, the liver cells break down fats and produce energy.
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The primary functions of the liver are Bile production and excretion, Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs, Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, Enzyme activation, Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals, Synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin, and clotting factors, Blood detoxification and purification.
Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses and alcohol use. Obesity is also associated with liver damage. Over time, damage to the liver results in scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.
These are some detection of the liver problem. Blood tests- A group of blood tests called liver function tests can be used to diagnose liver disease. Imaging tests- An ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI can show liver damage. Tissue analysis- Removing a tissue sample (biopsy) from your liver may help diagnose liver disease and look for signs of liver damage.
LIVER PROBLEMS- SIGN AND SYMPTOMS-:
The signs and symptoms of liver cancer are most often the result of liver damage and may include yellowing of the skin (jaundice), right-sided abdominal or shoulder blade pain, or a lump in the right upper abdomen. However, many of the warning signs are non-specific, such as weight loss and fatigue. Signs and symptoms of liver disease include:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice).
- Abdominal pain and swelling.
- Swelling in the legs and ankles.
- Itchy skin.
- Dark urine color.
- Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
- A tendency to bruise easily.
RISK OF LIVER FUNCTION-:
- Alcohol-related liver diseases-: Regularly drinking too much alcohol.
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases-: Being very overweight (obese) – this may cause fat to build up in the liver.
- Hepatitis-: Catching a viral infection, regularly drinking too much alcohol.
- Hemochromatosis-: A gene that runs in families and may be passed from parents to children.
- Primary biliary cirrhosis-: May be caused by a problem with the immune system.
To prevent liver disease:
- Drink alcohol in moderation-: For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men. Heavy or high-risk drinking is defined as more than eight drinks a week for women and more than 15 drinks a week for men.
- Avoid risky behavior-: Get help if you use illicit intravenous drugs, and don't share needles used to inject drugs. Use a condom during sex. If you choose to have tattoos or body piercings, be picky about cleanliness and safety when selecting a shop.
- Get vaccinated-: If you're at increased risk of contracting hepatitis or if you've already been infected with any form of the hepatitis virus, talk to your doctor about getting the hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines.
- Use medications wisely-: Take prescription and nonprescription drugs only when needed and only in recommended doses. Don't mix medications and alcohol. Talk to your doctor before mixing herbal supplements or prescription or nonprescription drugs.
- Avoid contact with other people's blood and body fluids-: Hepatitis viruses can be spread by accidental needle sticks or improper cleanup of blood or body fluids.
- Take care with aerosol sprays-: Make sure the room is ventilated, and wear a mask when spraying insecticides, fungicides, paint, and other toxic chemicals. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Maintain a healthy weight-: Obesity can cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Protect your skin-: When using insecticides and other toxic chemicals, wear gloves, long sleeves, a hat, and a mask.