The liver is an organ about the size of a football. It sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. Here are 5 ways to protect your liver from damage.
Just like our Kidneys plays a major role in our general health, so does the liver. Having a malfunctioning liver can lead to serious health complication and ultimately death.
Here are five tips to keep your organs in check and keep you healthy and happy.
Limit Intake Of Alcohol
We all like to enjoy our weekends to maximum but doing so at the detriment of your liver is uncalled for. Too much intake of alcohol is a major factor for having a malfunctioning liver.
At your parties and events, opt for fruit juices or cocktails instead of alcohol. Just four ounces a day of hard liquor for men (two for women) can begin to scar your liver.
Eat more vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are not too expensive in Ghana so it shouldn’t be difficult getting some. The liver depends on most nutrients from most of the fruits and vegetables you eat daily to keep it healthy. The more you eat fruits and vegetables, the healthier your liver becomes.
Keep Your Weight Under Control And Exercise A Lot
You’ll have to keep your weight under control if you want to live longer. This will help prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that leads to liver cirrhosis.
Watch out for certain medicines
Some cholesterol drugs can occasionally have a side effect that causes liver problems. The painkiller acetaminophen (Tylenol) can hurt your liver if you take too much. You may be taking more acetaminophen than you realize. It’s found in hundreds of drugs like cold medicines and prescription pain medicines.
Some medicines can hurt your liver if you drink alcohol when you take them.
And some are harmful when combined with other drugs. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the safest way to take your medicines.
Don’t touch or breathe in toxins.
Some cleaning products, aerosol products, and insecticides have chemicals that can damage your liver. Avoid direct contact with them if possible. Additives in cigarettes can also damage your liver, so don’t smoke.
Be careful with herbs and dietary supplements. Some can harm your liver. A few that have caused problems are cascara, chaparral, comfrey, kava, and ephedra.
Stop Taking Herbal Concoctions To Increase The Size Of Your Manhood Or Lose Weight
In recent years, some herbs and supplements have hit the market that say they restore the liver, including milk thistle seed, borotutu bark, and chanca piedra. Be wary of those claims. “There’s never been any high-quality evidence that any of these promotes liver health,” Chung says. Some may even cause harm.