Category Liver

Effects of Alcohol on the liver

Alcohol consumption on a regular basis can affect your overall physical and mental well-being. Long-term consumption of alcohol can affect the liver, heart, cause cancers, and remains a leading cause of death in many parts of the world. The way…

Is Jaundice a disease or a symptom?

Jaundice is a condition in which the whites of the eye, skin, and mucous membranes turn yellow in color. The coloration occurs due to the buildup of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a byproduct of old red blood cells. When hemoglobin of…

The Liver Function Test (LFT)

The liver performs many essential functions of the body. It is responsible for breaking down waste, producing necessary enzymes, regulating blood levels for amino acids, processing hemoglobin, clearing the blood of poison and alcohol, resisting infections, and so many more.…

Essential liver function tests for you

LIVER FUNCTION TESTS Liver function tests (LFTs) measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may be needed to clarify…

Common symptoms of liver diseases that you may not know

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE The following are the most common symptoms of liver disease Jaundice Dark Urine Itching Lethargy Increasing tiredness Altered sleep pattern Vomiting of Blood Confusion or talking irrelevantly Drowsiness Abdominal distension…

Functions of the liver that you should know

FUNCTIONS OF THE LIVER The liver performs a host of functions (well over 500) but the basic ones are: Production of plasma proteins: Factor 1 and 2: Clotting proteins that are responsible for ensuring that the blood can clot following…

How does the liver work?

The liver is the largest organ in the body (weighing about1.2 to 1.5kg). It is located on the right side of the abdomen, directly beneath the right lung, and is protected by the lower half of the rib cage. It…

How Exercise Improves Your Liver Health

The muscles in the human body work on a simple principle, if you don’t use them, you lose them. Unless you’re blessed with a powerhouse of metabolism, eating well and staying trim is going to need some effort from your…