Keep this Checklist with Yourself Daily for a Healthy Liver
The liver is such a miracle organ. Not only, the liver has the ability to regenerate itself, but it is the main detoxifying organ of your body. The size of the liver is approximately that of a football. The liver lies in your abdomen on the right side and under your rib cage. The liver is essential for the proper digesting of the substances and removing the toxic substances out from the body.
According to the liver doctors at the al-rayaz hospital, there are many reasons and causes of liver diseases. There can be a genetic cause and there can be even other factors such as obesity, alcohol use, and viruses.
Even though the liver has the ability to regenerate itself, over time the condition of the liver is neglected it can cause cirrhosis and severe damage to the liver. In the longer run, it can cause liver failure and death. But, no need to worry, early treatment is highly beneficial and can give time to the liver to heal properly.
9 Ways to Prevent Liver Diseases
Prevention is better than cure. Here are some of the ways to help the liver, living a healthy lifehack.Â
Eat For Your Liver
A balanced diet is a must for you. You should avoid eating refined sugar and carbohydrates such as pasta, white rice, white bread, etc). Eat fibre rich food. You can add fibre to your diet by adding vegetables, fruits, whole-grain bread, cereals, and rice. Avoid eating uncooked and raw shellfish. You also need to eat meat (reduce red meat intake though), fats (good fats such as fish, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils), and dairy (cheese and low-fat milk). Most importantly, keep yourself hydrated.
Maintain Your Body Weight
Obesity or being overweight is the cause of many diseases and disorders. As per studies by 2050, obesity would be the leading cause of death worldwide. In case of the liver diseases, if you are obese, you are at a higher risk of developing NAFLD i.e. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and it is one of the common and increasing diseases of the liver. Therefore, maintaining body weight becomes extremely important as it would help your liver in reducing liver fat.
Stay Away from Toxins
Your liver may be the detoxifying organ of your body, but it doesnâ€™t mean that you keep providing harmful toxins to your body. Not only the toxins of food but of products such as chemicals, additives, insecticides, and aerosol products. Avoid smoking. Make sure your room is properly ventilated when you are using any kind of aerosol.
Keep Yourself Active
Our lifestyle has become quite sedentary and this has created a lot of problems. By making ourselves sit all the time, we are not only harming our health but are equally triggering many health diseases. We need to exercise daily, in order to make our body burn the fats so that the liver fat is reduced.Â
Avoid Use of Contaminated Needles
According to the liver specialists in Karachi, contaminated needles are the enemy of your liver and one of the leading causes of hepatitis and other viral diseases. You should avoid using contaminated needles and unsafe injection practices. Even in the case of body piercing and tattooing, make sure to use clean needles.
Avoid Drug Abuse
Not only contaminated needles, but the use of narcotic drugs is not only illegal but is very harmful to our health. These illicit and narcotic drugs have remained one of the major health issues.
Avoid Sharing Personal Hygiene Items
We all believe sharing is caring. It is true but when it comes to health, it isnâ€™t. The reason why is because, in case of sharing the hygiene items such as toothbrushes, razors, and nail clippers may carry the contaminated blood or body fluid and can harm the other person using it. So make sure to avoid sharing these items and change them periodically.
Get Yourself Vaccinated
It is interesting to know that there are certain diseases of the liver that can be prevented by vaccines such as hepatitis A and B. So, getting vaccinated can protect your liver.
Wash Your Hands
Last but not the least, you need to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Daily, we touch various surfaces and we keep collecting germs on our hands that are harmful. Therefore, in order to avoid diseases and infection, you need to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water especially before eating food.
Remember, you have one liver, so make sure not to put it at risk which can cause any life-threatening disease.Â