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How to Maintain Your Liver to Keep Healthy

Updated on December 8, 2014

Liver is the vital organ of the human body that has its function to clean toxin.There are several things to keep your liver healthy.


Liver is the vital organ of the human body that has its function to cleaning the toxins that enter our body and allows absorbing nutrients from the foods that we eat. The toxin more generally comes from what we eat but it can also be obtained through the chemicals that we breathe and through our skin. Actually, the liver acts as blood purifier in our body.

Beside by detoxify everything we eat, breathe, and absorb through our skin, it also has its function to stores certain vitamins and minerals, metabolizes alcohol, regulates levels of fat, and controls the production and excretion of cholesterol. So, liver plays a vital role in regulating biological processes of the human body.

Just like any other organs in our body, it is crucial to maintain liver health to keep it functioning properly to avoid any liver disease or liver failure. Maintain healthy liver will also affect the health of other organs because of its function as a blood purifier. There are several things we can do to maintain our liver to keep healthy, such as knowing what our liver need as mentioned below:

Take Control of Your Weight

It is important to control your weight. Unbalanced weight is detrimental to our health either if we are being overweight or underweight. Being overweight or obese can lead to developing fatty liver disease and it can inhibit proper function of the liver. According to Hepatitis Foundation International, they suggest consuming daily about fifteen calories for each pound of body weight per individual.

Drink Less of Alcohol

Drink too much of alcohol is bad for your liver. It can deliver a fatal liver failure function or disease because one of its functions is metabolizing alcohol. Reduce drinking beverages that containing alcohol or at least don’t too often consume alcoholic beverages.

Do Exercise regularly

Do exercise regularly to maintain fit and health of our bodies beside support by other methods. If we can maintain our body to stay healthy the risk of liver disease and other organ disease can be minimize.

Know and control your medication

Know and control your medication. Some medication such as acetaminophen, if consume continuously can cause liver dysfunction and damage your liver because of the excessive toxic levels in your liver. Medication is vulnerable for the health of your liver. It’s good to know the condition of your liver before taking any medication while you get ill and need to take medicine. Consult with your doctor to get to know your health condition.

Keep Your Environment Clean for Healthy Life

It is better to protect our bodies from any chemicals and free radicals that exposure on to air or from what we consume. Any chemicals that come into contact with our skin, or that we breathe will absorb into the body and processed through the liver. Therefore it is better to use protective masks and gloves and other protective materials (if necessary) if we use spray chemicals (liquid) or powder or if we are under similar circumstances.


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      ryanjhoe 5 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      @Lastheart, Indeed and thanks for your comment.

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      ryanjhoe 5 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      @OMGirdle, Thanks and also for adding new information regarding this hub. :)

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Our body is sure a great creation and we should take care of it anyways. Good hub.

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      OMGirdle 5 years ago from United States

      Good Hub Ryan. Another important element to keep our liver health is to drink at least 8 full glasses of H2O. Thank you for all the helpful information.