Establish an active lifestyle
Regular exercise works wonders for your mind and body. Maintaining a normal weight appears to have an overall beneficial effect on liver health.
When you have too much fat, fat molecules accumulate in the liver cells. This causes inflammation around the tissue.
The more weight you lose, the healthier your liver is. With the aid of daily exercise, you can keep healthy body weight and support the health of your liver.
Watch out for certain medicines
Take prescription and non-prescription medications only when required and at prescribed doses. There are specific drugs that can damage the liver. And some of them are toxic when mixed with other medications. Consult your doctor first before combining herbal supplements, prescription, or non-prescription medicines.
Get tested for viral hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is an infection that triggers inflammation and ruins the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when the body’s tissue is weakened or infected, and can damage the organs.
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E usually spread when you touch water or food that is infected by someone’s stool. A person can also contract Hepatitis E by eating uncooked meat.
On the contrary, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis D can be spread through the blood of a person that is infected. Hepatitis B and D can also spread by contact with other body fluids, which can occur in many ways like having unprotected sex or even sharing needles. It is advised to practice safe sex in general.
Having regular checkups with your doctor can help determine if you need to be tested for hepatitis if you are at high risk for it. Tests for hepatitis are not routinely done unless there is a high index of suspicion for it.
Avoid touching or breathing in toxins
Toxins can cause damage to liver cells. Be careful when you have direct contact with cleaning and aerosol toxins, insecticides, chemicals, and additives. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
When using aerosols, keep the room well-ventilated and always wear a mask. It is also important to wear gloves, long sleeves, and caps so that these harmful chemicals are not absorbed into the skin.
Smoking raises the risk of both liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. Based on a study, smoking puts you at higher risk of developing the aforementioned types of cancer.
When you smoke tobacco, cirrhosis, and inflammation can be caused by its toxic chemicals. Smoking also strengthens cytokines production, which are the chemicals that damage liver cells.
Due to a toxic diet and lifestyle, most people may struggle with overburdened livers. All that you drink and eat, like food and medicine, goes through your liver. Once the liver is damaged, there is no way to treat it medically except for a liver transplant. Prevent the development of disease by taking better care of your liver health.
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