World Liver Day: Keep Your Liver Healthy & Disease Free.
World Liver Day | National Health Portal Of India. World liver day is observed on every 19 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.
Liver diseases can be caused by hepatitis A, B, C, alcohol and drugs. Viral Hepatitis occurs due to the consumption of contaminated food and water, unsafe sexual practices and drug abuse. As per World Health Organization (WHO), liver diseases are 10th most common cause of death in India.
The liver is an essential organ that has many functions in the body, including making proteins and blood clotting factors, manufacturing triglycerides and cholesterol, glycogen synthesis, and bile production.The liver is a large organ that sits on the right-hand side of the belly.The liver is the body’s largest internal organ.Many different disease processes can occur in the liver, including infections such as hepatitis, cirrhosis (scarring), cancers, and damage by medications or toxins.Symptoms of liver disease can include.
- abdominal pain and swelling,
- fatigue, and
- weight loss.
Many different disease processes can occur in the liver, including infections such as hepatitis, cirrhosis (scarring), cancers, and damage by medications or toxins.Symptoms of liver disease can include
Alcohol can be toxic to the liver (hepatocyte), especially in high doses, and long-term alcohol abuse is a common cause of liver disease.The liver is involved in metabolizing many toxins, including drugs and medications, chemicals, and natural substances.