How do I protect the liver from diseases?

The liver is the most important organ in the body. It breaks down food, stores energy, and gets rid of harmful substances. But different habits or the passing of time can expose the liver to different diseases and raise the risk of other life-threatening diseases, such as viruses like hepatitis A, B, and C. World Liver Day is held on April 19 every year to bring attention to liver diseases. If you want to keep your liver from getting sick, you should do these things.

Protect your liver

Keep calm

It is very important to be able to handle your stress. If you have it, your body makes more of a hormone called adrenaline, which the liver has to work hard to get rid of.

Adequate sleep

Make sure you get 7 hours of sleep every day as the liver needs a lot of rest to protect it from diseases.

Stay active

If you sit for a long time, you should be ready for your liver to get bigger or get sick. Physical activity, like walking at least 10,000 steps a day, on the other hand, lowers the risk of liver disease by 20%.

Excessive use of water

Dehydration affects many parts of the body, including how the liver works. Having 8 to 10 glasses of water a day helps the liver clean itself, which is a very important part of keeping it healthy and free of diseases.

Food health

Less consumption of junk food and more consumption of foods rich in omega-3 acids is essential for liver health. fights against inflammation.

Commodity use

Cut back on sugar, white flour, and processed foods. Instead, eat more vegetables, fruits, and grains, which not only protect against diseases like diabetes and obesity, but also keep the liver healthy. Do you know what kind of food can hurt the liver?

Foods rich in fat

Salt is important for the body, but not as much as most people eat. High-salt diets can cause the early stages of liver disease, which is easy to avoid if you don’t eat too much salt. In the same way, processed foods have a lot of salt, which is bad for your liver.

Chips and bakery items

If you like chips and baked snacks, you should know that they are full of sugar, salt, and fat, all of which are bad for you. There are other things to do. This article is meant to give you general information. In this case, readers should also talk to their doctors.



4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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