Liver

On the upper right side of our abdomen is a large and very important organ called the liver, which is protected from the front to some extent by the ribs. The gallbladder is located below the liver and pours bile into the small intestine. What you will read:

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Liver's main functions

General symptoms of liver disease

Liver disease

What can we do to prevent liver disease?

 

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Liver functions:

Here are the list of liver's main functions:

  • The liver is involved with the pancreas in digesting and absorbing food.
  • The liver is responsible for purifying and purifying the blood that comes from the intestines, abdomen, pelvis and legs.
  • The role of the liver in our metabolism is very important
  • Foods that are absorbed from the intestines into the liver enter the liver through a vein. Liver cells use them to make essential substances for our bodies.
  • Vital blood proteins such as albumin
  • Coagulation factors
  • Proteins required for the immune system (immunoglobulins)
  • Cholesterol, which is essential for building cell membranes in the body
  • The liver is a place of purification, detoxification and storage.

General symptoms of liver disease:

People with liver disease may have the following symptoms:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Bruising
  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Yellow eyes and yellow skin
  • Pale stools
  • Dark urine
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skin itching
  • Ascites (dehydration)
  • Edema
  • Ankle swelling
  • Stomachache
  • Drowsiness

Liver diseases:

The main liver diseases are:

  • Liver failure
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Hepatotoxins
  • Fatty Liver
  • Autoimmune diseases of the liver
  • Cholestatic autoimmune diseases
  • Gallbladder and bile duct disease
  • Liver tumors

 

Liver failure:

  • Acute
  • Chronic

Liver cirrhosis:

  • Non-alcoholic cirrhosis

Viral hepatitis:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (biliary cirrhosis primer)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Hereditary hemomromatosis
  • Wilson's disease
  • Cardiac Cirrhosis
  • Cryptogenic cirrhosis

Hepatotoxins:

  • Toxins
  • medicines
  • Amoxicillin clavulanate
  • Isoniazid
  • Ibuprofen
  • Flutamide
  • Diclofenac
  • Ketoconazole
  • Estrogen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Alcohol
  • Iron Overload

Fatty liver:

  • Alcoholic
  • Non-alcoholic
  • Autoimmune diseases of the liver
  • Autoimmune hepatitis

Cholestatic autoimmune diseases:

  • Biliary cholangitis primer
  • Sclerosing cholangitis primer

Gallbladder and bile duct disease:

Cholecystitis:

  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Mirizzi`s Syndrome

Cholangitis:

  • Infectious
  • Autoimmune
  • Bile duct cysts

Bile duct malignancies:

  • Gallbladder adenocarcinoma
  • Metastases
  • Bilirubin disorders

Jaundice:

Prehepatic:

  • Hemolysis
  • Dyserythropoiesis 

Hepatic:

  • Enzyme deficiencies in infants
  • Gilbert Syndrome
  • Crigler–Najjar syndrome
  • Medicines

post Hepatic:

  • Headache
  • Ruben Johnson Syndrome
  • Rotor Syndrome
  • Medicines

Liver tumors:

  • Benign
    • Liver Cell Adenoma
    • Bile duct adenoma
    • Hemangiomas
    • Angiomyolipoma
    • Hamartoma
    • Liver cysts
    • Focal hyperplasia
    • Metastases
  • Malignant
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Bile duct carcinoma
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Angiosarcoma
    • Hemangiodandlioma
    • Metastases

 

What can we do to prevent liver disease?

To lower the risk of liver disease, you can try to follow the below suggestions:

  • Be physically active
  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • Eat healthy foods (limit the consumption of red meat and fast foods and increase the consumption of bran, fruits and vegetables in your daily routine.
  • Avoid over-indulgence and over-medication.
  • Never take weight loss pills that are widely advertised these days
  • Keep your weight balanced
  • Get vaccinated against hepatitis
  • Avoid water and contaminated food
  • Regular blood pressure
  • Control Blood lipid
  • Control Diabetes
  • Avoid smoking
  • Some blood cholesterol-lowering drugs can affect the liver, use them only under a doctor's supervision

 

 

 

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