Amazing Facts of Liver
Liver disease refers to any condition that affects the function of the liver.
The liver is a vital organ that performs several essential functions, including filtering toxins from the blood,
Producing bile for digestion, storing vitamins & minerals, & regulating blood sugar levels.
There are many types of liver disease, including Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection, or exposure to toxins such as alcohol or drugs.
Cirrhosis: A chronic liver disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, leading to liver dysfunction.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): A condition in which fat accumulates in the liver, leading to inflammation & scarring.
Liver cancer: Cancer that starts in the liver or spreads to the liver from other parts of the body.
Symptoms of liver disease can vary depending on the type & severity of the condition.
Some common symptoms include fatigue, jaundice (yellowing of the skin & eyes), abdominal pain & swelling, & dark urine.
Treatment for liver disease depends on the underlying cause & may include medication, lifestyle changes (such as avoiding alcohol & maintaining a healthy weight), & in some cases, liver transplant surgery.
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