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Cirrhosis

Liver & Gallbladder
April 20, 2018

How to look after your liver (before it’s too late)

After your skin, the liver is the largest organ in your body and is crucial for keeping your body in its best condition. This important organ has many functions. It produces bile, prevents blood clotting and controls the way fat and amino acids work. Most importantly, it clears out toxins by converting them into harmless substances or releasing them from the body. When your liver is overloaded with work though, it may struggle to clear the toxins. There are also hundreds of diseases that can affect your liver. These may result in a congested liver or liver-related conditions. Potential liver…
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Liver & Gallbladder
May 26, 2017

Let’s get to know your liver

Your liver. Just the name itself is quite innocuous, isn’t it? It may not be the most glamorous organ in your body, but it’s one of the most hardworking. Think of your liver as a powerful engine. It’s responsible for lots of functions, from detoxification and producing bile, to controlling the way fat and amino acids in your body work. Large and in charge Your liver is the largest internal organ in your body*. It is crucial in keeping your body functioning properly. This powerhouse sits in the upper right-hand side of the abdomen, just underneath your ribs. Amongst its…
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