What Is The Liver And Liver Health
Dr. Mital John • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 4 min read

The liver is the largest gland in the human body, dark red, occupies the right side of the abdomen and in the adult reaches an approximate weight of 1,500 g. In the liver shows two faces: an upper, convex, which is attached to the diaphragm, and a lower, concave shape, which is partially supported on the stomach and intestine.

In the latter side there are three H-shaped grooves that divide the liver into four lobes, each of which, in turn, is divided into several lobules...


The liver plays in the human body with multiple functions:

  1. Detoxifying function: All toxic substances that reach the liver from the stomach and intestines are transformed into substances harmful to the body, which is then excreted outside.

  2. Bladder function: The liver produces daily about 750 cm3 of a very important substance in the digestive process, called bile. This does not contain digestive enzymes, but its importance in digestion is determined by its content in bile salts, which facilitate the digestion of fat droplets and are soluble end products of digestion of fats themselves so they can pass the lymphatic vessels through the intestinal mucosa.

  3. Role Summary: The liver is involved in the synthesis of vitamin K, essential in the clotting process, and also synthesizes urea from ammonia formed during digestion, urea to be eliminated in the urine.

Symptoms of an irritated liver

Detectable symptoms of mild liver dysfunction even when the results of blood tests are normal. The analysis normally carried out by doctors to check the liver are not very accurate and that check liver damage rather than function.

Characteristic symptoms of liver malfunction are:

Poor digestion, bloating, nausea especially after fatty foods, increased volume around the abdomen and constipation. Unpleasant mood swings, depression, foggy mind and impaired concentration and memory. If the liver is working hard, excessive amounts of toxic agents will find its way into the bloodstream and can affect brain function.

Allergic conditions such as fever, hives, rashes and asthma. Headaches. Unfortunately, painkillers may worsen the liver as this is the body responsible for breaking the structure of all drugs. High blood pressure and / or fluid retention. This may be difficult to control by medical therapy. Hypoglycemia or sugar in the blood unstable.

Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Excessive body temperature, which may be associated with sweating or heavy perspiration.

Low tolerance to alcohol and some medicines such as antibiotics.

Essential Principles to Improve Liver Function

    • Give attention to your body. Do not eat if not hungry. Takes place in natural juice, fruit, a small salad or a glass of water. Similarly, not starve if you appetite. Many people plan their schedules around the clock food and will eat for example at 8:00 am, at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm., Rain or shine, in appetite or not. It's much healthier food to set your schedule around your appetite and give short shrift to watch. If you have the habit of eating regular meals when not hungry, your liver work too much and basically suffer with excessive busyness.
    • Drink 8 to 12 glasses of plain water as it helps cleanse the liver and kidneys and lose weight. The body needs small, frequent sips of water, otherwise the cells shrink due to dehydration and their membranes dry.
    • Do not eat if you feel tense or anxious because for these states the bloodstream is diverted from the intestines and liver to other body areas.
    • Try to consume as much as possible fresh and pesticide-free. If you eat eggs and chicken, which are always flocks. Buy products that contain natural ingredients and avoid processed foods containing artificial chemicals such as preservatives, colorings, flavorings and artificial sweeteners.
    • get proteins from various sources, including legumes. The Liver Cleansing Diet contains some chicken (preferably poultry), fish and eggs [that is to provide newcomers to the Healthy Living with a state of transition.] Anyway, there are many dishes in which the protein is obtained from legumes, grains, cereals, nuts and seeds. Premier Proteins from the combination of these sources are as complete as the animal protein and contain all 8 essential amino acids.

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