Though the heart is a vital organ, the liver is the most overworked organ in the body. Some studies even called the organ ‘very noble’ and even ‘silent hero’.
The liver keeps vitamins, energy and minerals then releases them into the blood. It helps the body battle infections and converts the food you intake into energy. If you love eating unhealthy food and drinking, the liver makes sure that it detoxifies the body to avoid toxins that can be harmful for your body.
Most people know that alcohol is the thing that hurts the liver the most but it’s also the kind of food you eat. People who are diagnosed with Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (AFLD) are those who drinkers but also those who have bad eating habits.
“The thing about certain liver diseases is that some of them have no manifestations or symptoms, particularly in the early stages,” said Sanofi Consumer Health Care Country Medical Lead Dr. Allan Jay Domingo.
AFLD Symptoms can include bloating of the abdomen, fatigue, pain in the upper right abdomen, enlarged breasts in men, red palms and yellowing of the skin and eyes, a condition called jaundice.
The alarming kind of liver disease is the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) because it can’t be directly linked to alcohol consumption and doesn’t have a physical manifestation.
So what can you do to prevent liver diseases? Aside from eating and drinking well, you can also take a blood test to help see if there are any liver problems. By taking the test, enzymes and proteins can be measured in your blood.
If you are wondering what to eat; berries, oatmeal, dark chocolate, kale and garlic and drinks like coffee and green tea are good for your liver. You can also take a medicine that can improve liver health and function. Essentiale is one of them and has been the top brand around the world. It is clinically proven to strengthen liver health by promoting the repairing function and regeneration of liver cells.