Liver is considered as one of the very intelligent organs of the human body that performs many functions simultaneously. It produces bile which is transferred to the intestine and helps in the absorption of food.
Ensure that you eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid cooking these so as to harness the most in nutritive value. When eaten raw these foods have been proved to have more benefits to the liver. Reduce your intake of fats mainly from meats and refined foods as too much fat in the diet decreases the liver’s ability to emulsify fats. It excretes toxic and waste material from the body produces cholesterol and makes proteins that help in the repair of old tissues and building of new tissues.
When the liver is crowded or overworked, there is a much greater opportunity for drug toxicity, allergy and solemn side effects which can also cause digestive disorders, diarrhea, headaches, malaise, etc.
Three things to avoid for liver health:
• Avoid excessive alcohol • Avoid drugs and medicines taken with alcohol • Avoid environmental pollutants
Causes of Liver Cirrhosis
• Excessive use of alcohol • Intake of quinine for longer time • Chronic viral hepatitis - B and C hepatitis infect and damage the liver • Bile duct blockage • Autoimmune hepatitis • Various inherited disease like cystic fibrosis, alpha –1 antitrypsin deficiency can also cause cirrhosis.
You can improve the liver health if you haven't injured it too badly. You liver can regenerate liver cells if any sign of disease can be caught before it becomes a major problem. A life style change may help your liver repair itself. Eating the to much can cause your liver to work over time, if it is necessary to eat in among meals try a salad, piece of fruit, or some juice.
Gokulakanta (Hygrophila spinosa): This herb is used for treatment of several liver problems including jaundice, hepatitis and derangement of the liver. Ayurveda places the liver at the center of the body. It is the house of all the five digestive agnis, or fires, and hence if anything goes wrong with the liver, digestion will be the first activity to come under peril. The liver is also responsible for converting plasma (Rasa dhaatu) to blood (Rakta dhaatu) in conjunction with the spleen. Thus, liver defects can cause serious blood ailments also.
Treatment of Liver
• The liver is the master organ of the body, and most people consider the liver to be more important in the normal functioning of the body than even the brain and the heart. • If there is any injure to the liver, then there could be somber complications, such as constipation, chronic gastritis, morning sickness, etc. troubles with the liver might be jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), all of which are life-threatening conditions. • Hence it is very important to take proper care of the liver.
Home Remedies for Liver Cirrhosis
• Wash 3-4 leaves of sacred fig (Ficus religiosa). Mash them with sugar candy and mix it in 250 mg of water, drink two times a day after sieving the mixture. This is a very good home remedy for liver care. • Reduce fat intake by 20-30 grams per day as in liver damage, bile secretion and digestion is affected that hinders the fat absorption.
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