The liver is the largest internal organ of our body.
Liver performs various crucial functions.
It metablolises most of the nutrients that are absorbed by the intestines.
It detoxifies the blood by removing medications, alcohol and potentially harmful chemicals from the bloodstream – processing them chemically so that they can be expelled from the body by the digestive or urinary systems.
It produces clotting factirs and other proteins.
It stores certain vitamins , minerals and sugars.
It regulates fat stores.
It controls the production and excretion of cholesteral.
It can regenerate its cells within a few weeks.
There are two common forms of liver disorder. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver while cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. These two conditions may progress to liver cancer.
Keeping our liver healthy is essential to keeping our entire self healthy.
Lover our liver, take good care of it so that it can take care of us.
[Information source: S.Y. Chong (2010), Taking care of your liver, The Star 25 July 2010].