April 19 is recognized as World Liver Day, which is acknowledged to spread awareness about liver-related diseases and keep it healthy. Let’s get aquatinted with various ways to ensure liver health.
The liver is the second most important organ of our body, without which survival is not possible. When the liver cannot perform its primary functions, i.e., production and excretion of bile, removing toxins, and metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, many serious health issues may arise.
The following is the list of health issues that may arise and its sign to consult the doctor spontaneously if you feel any of these symptoms:-
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Liver Diseases
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
The best mantra to stay healthy is ‘prevention is better than cure.’ So, make a habit of scheduling a regular health checkup in your timetable. It will help you with the early detection and elimination of the disease.
Along with regular check-ups, there are few health tips you should follow to have a fit liver:-
- Quit smoking and alcohol
Drugs, smoking, and alcohol in limited quantities can also damage the liver cells in the long term. Try to stay from them as much as possible, and also try to avoid passive smoking. Passive smoking means inhalation of smoke from an active smoker.
- Maintain your weight
Overweight and obesity are reasons for many health problems associated with the liver, like cirrhosis and non-alcoholic liver disease. That’s why it is crucial to maintain weight to have a healthy liver.
- Eat healthily
For a healthy liver, nutrition and exercise are equally important. Therefore, start to include dietary fibers, proteins, vitamins, and other essential nutrients in your diet through vegetables and fruit. Along with it, regular exercise is also necessary to keep the body and liver strong.
- Take care of toxic chemicals
Always take care of hygiene and what goes in your mouth. Whenever you do a tattoo or piercing, make sure the place and equipment are clean and hygienic. Also, remember never to share razors, shavers, toothbrushes, etc., as it can result in the spread of the hepatitis virus.
- Eat only prescribed medicines
Remember to confirm the medicine you eat with a physician before starting the dose as the wrong dose might affect your liver. You and the chemist don’t know your disease, so it is better to consult a doctor beforehand.
Hence, from now on, quit on your bad habits, if you have any, and start practicing to put up a healthy lifestyle to keep your liver healthy and fit.