World Liver Day
World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through the liver. You cannot survive without liver. It is an organ which can be easily damaged if you don’t take good care of it.
Liver works hard, performing hundreds of complex functions, including:
Liver disease doesn't usually cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it is fairly advanced and the liver is damaged. At this stage, possible symptoms are loss of appetite, weight loss and jaundice.
Tips for Liver Cleansing
To keep your liver healthy, follow a healthy lifestyle
Eat healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly to keep your liver healthy.
Say NO to Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs: Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs can damage or destroy liver cells. Even don’t be target of passive smoking.
Consult your doctor before starting any medication: When medicines are taken incorrectly or in wrong combination, then liver can be damaged easily.
Take care with toxic chemicals: Chemicals such as aerosol and cleaning products and insecticides, produces toxic substances that can injure liver cells.
Maintain your weight: Obesity can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Prevent hepatitis to protect your liver
Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation (swelling) of the liver. It can be caused due to viral infection or when liver is exposed to harmful substances such as alcohol. Hepatitis may occur with limited or no symptoms, but often leads to jaundice, anorexia (poor appetite) and malaise. Hepatitis is of 2 types: acute and chronic.
Get vaccinated. Get vaccinated against hepatitis. There are vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
National Viral Hepatitis Control Program: On 28th July 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Program. This program aims at prevention and control of viral hepatitis in India in order to achieve Sustainable Developmental Goal 3.3 by 2030.
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Ayurvedic approach to liver
Ayurvedic approach to liver believes in a holistic approach. This involves healthy eating, exercise and stress relieving techniques such as yoga and pranayam.
To know about unani perspective of Cirrhosis of liver, click here