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World Liver Day: Keep Your Liver Healthy to Live Longer

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
World Liver Day
World Liver Day (Pic Credit- iStock)

World liver day is observed on every 19th 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. Let us talk about how you can keep your liver Healthy and Fit for whole life.

8 Tips to Keep Liver Healthy

1. Eat a Balanced Diet: 

Eating a balanced diet is must to keep the whole body healthy. Avoid refined carbohydrates (such as white bread, white rice and regular pasta), high calorie-meals, saturated fat and sugars. To have well-adjusted diet, eat fiber, which you can obtain from fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals. Also take dairy (low-fat milk and small amounts of cheese) and fats (the good fats that are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and fish). Hydration is essential, so drink a lot of water.

2. Keep a Healthy Weight: 

If you are overweight or obese, you are in danger of having a fatty liver that can cause Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), one of the fastest growing forms of liver disease. Weight loss can play a major role in helping to reduce liver fat.

3. Practice Exercise:

 When you exercise regularly, it helps to burn extra calories and can also reduce liver fat. By exercising consistently, you can keep your liver healthy and effective for life. 

4. Avoid toxins:

Toxins can dangerously affect our liver cells. So we always try to reduce the direct contact with toxins from cleaning and aerosol products, insecticides, chemicals, and additives. Still, if you are using aerosols, make sure that the room is properly ventilated, and wear a mask. From time to time eat healthy foods to detox your liver.

5. Avoid Alcohol:

Alcohol can create many dangerous health problems. It can damage liver cells and scar your liver and also it interferes with the brain's communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. Try to avoid it.

Liver Health
Liver Health (Pic Credit- iStock)

6. Avoid the use of illicit drugs:

Illicit drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants and prescription based drugs like pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives affects the body negatively.

7. Always Follow Guidelines on All medications: 

 When medicines are taken incorrectly by taking too much, the wrong type or by mixing medicines, your liver can be harmed. Consult your doctor before using the counter medicines, supplements, and natural or herbal remedies that you want to take.

8. Get vaccinated:

Vaccination is the best way to keep your liver safe. There are vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccine against the hepatitis C virus.

The aim of World Liver Day is to educate people about the most delicate part of our body which can easily be damaged if it is not managed in the under care. This day spread awareness among people about the conditions and problems associated with the liver and also their possible solutions. So keep your ‘Liver Healthy’ if you want to live longer! 

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