How to recognize impaired liver function early?


       Because it performs more than 500 functions in the body, a weak liver will lead to many consequences for human health.

The liver is a key metabolic and detoxifying organ that plays an important role in overall human health.

* Some important functions of the liver include:

– Metabolism of nutrients:

The liver has a central role in the body’s metabolic processes, synthesizing and metabolizing important nutrients such as fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

– Purification and elimination of toxins:

In the body, blood from the digestive organs to the liver often carries nutrients, drugs, and toxic substances. The liver performs its detoxification function by processing and converting toxic substances into much less toxic substances that are then transported to the kidneys and excreted.

– Energy storage:

Besides accumulating and releasing energy, the liver stores other vitamins and minerals and releases and pushes them back into the bloodstream as needed to nourish the body.

* What signs indicate a weak liver?

According to hepatologists, liver function can be affected by many factors such as alcohol, toxins, preservatives in food, viruses, etc.

When the liver is overloaded and damaged in the early stages, the patient only sees some simple symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite, indigestion, rashes, jaundice, right lower quadrant pain, etc.

However, once the symptoms become clear and recognizable, most of the liver has been damaged so badly that it is difficult to recover. The disease can even progress to cirrhosis, liver cancer and death in a very short time. Therefore, liver care, protection and detoxification need to be focused and done daily to have a healthy liver.

Because the liver is very susceptible to damage, but there are few obvious signs that it is weakened, the most important thing we need to do every day is to protect and enhance the function of the liver.

* Here are the principles to help protect the liver:

* Limit alcohol:

If you must use alcohol, it should be used in moderation according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO): 25ml per day with 40-degree alcohol, or 50ml of 20-degree alcoholic drinks.

* Proper nutrition:

Choose foods that are hygienic and eat enough, balance proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, eat lots of fresh, high-fiber foods – green vegetables, fruits…, avoid eating a lot of fried food , bake and drink enough water (about 2.5 liters per day).

* Increase movement:

Regular and moderate exercise is one of the effective methods to protect the liver and keep the body healthy every day.

* Periodic health examination:

Periodic health checkup (once every 6 months) is necessary to know the condition of the liver and to promptly treat if liver diseases are present.

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