Conquest_Health_World-Liver-Day
Conquest_Health_World_Liver-Day

World liver day is observed on the 19th of April to raise awareness about liver conditions and promote good liver health. Here are the details of the function of the liver, a few serious liver illnesses, common symptoms related to liver diseases, and the management and prevention of liver disorders.

Functions of liver

Production and excretion of bile

Excretion of substances like bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs

Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates

The progression of liver disease

Common causes of liver disease

Virus

Poor diet and/or obesity

Excessive alcohol use

street drugs/toxic chemicals

Autoimmune diseases

Genetics

Stages of liver disease

Stage 1

Healthy liver

Stage 2

Hepatitis and/or Fatty Liver:

Fat deposits in and around the liver lead to inflammation (swelling)

Stage 3

Hepatic Fibrosis:

Swelling of the liver and hardening of liver cells

Stage 4

Cirrhosis:

Severe scarring of
liver cells; may lead to liver cancer

Stage 5

Liver failure and liver cancer

Types of liver disease


Hepatitis


Alcoholic
liver disease


Liver Cirrhosis


Liver Cancer

Symptoms

Loss of appetite

Nausea

Vomiting

Abdominal pain

FEVER

Jaundice

Management and Prevention of Liver Disease

Quit Alcohol

Avoid the risk factors

Avoid over the counter medicines

Avoid contact with the infected
blood or any other body fluid

Maintain your weight appropriately

Vaccination

Regular health check up

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