Sunday, December 14, 2008

Liver Protection Tips

Ways to Protect Liver

Liver is one of the most important organs of our body which perform number of important works inside our body.It builds complex molecules from simple substances absorbed from the digestive tract. It also do processing of alcohol and toxic substances in blood and produce important substance like bile which help body in absorbing fats and cholesterol.

Symptoms
Fatigue, general malaise, digestive disturbances, allergies and chemical sensitivities, premenstrual syndrome and constipation.




Diet and Lifestyle:

  • Eat a balanced diet. You may need to watch how much protein and sugar you eat.
  • If you drink alcohol, the most important way to help yourself is to stop.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Always wash properly fruits and vegetable before eating them.
  • Add good amount of high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetable, food grains, cereals etc in your food.
  • Drink enough amount of water during day.
  • Decrease the intake of food high in fats. Thus reducing the risks of gallbladder disorders like gallstone etc.
  • Visit your doctor regularly for regular checkups.
  • Follow day routine of regular exercise and meditation.
  • Avoid buying eatable items from unhygienic and roadside vendors.
  • Avoid intake of high salt in your food because it can lead to water retention and liver problems.
  • Avoid intake of calorie rich food, desserts, snacks, cold drinks etc.
  • If diabetic, put control on diabetics.
  • Maintain your weight under control to ideal levels because obesity can increase the chances of liver disorders.
  • Consumption different medication with care because some medicines can affect our liver negatively. Do not consumption more amount of medicines as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not mix different medicines without your doctor’s permission.
  • Try to reduce the intake of alcohol and avoid mixing drugs with alcohol intake.
  • Get yourself and your family members vaccinated for available liver protective vaccinations.
  • Use only disposable springs, needles because liver disorder like Hepatitis C can transmit through
  • use of contaminated springs.
  • Always go for safe sex, use condoms.