Liver function is there a cure?

The liver is the most important and irreplaceable organ in the body as it performs various functions that no other organ can perform. The liver plays an important role in the digestive process. It produces bile which is essential for the absorption of fats and fat soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E and K. The hormones that promote growth in children and regulate the production of platelets by the bone marrow are also produced by the liver. The liver detoxifies the body by getting rid of waste products like microorganisms, drugs, alcohol, chemicals and worn out or dead cells. It plays an important role in metabolism and breaking down of nutrients so that they can be easily absorbed by the blood. The detoxified blood carries oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body enhancing their functioning and keeping the body healthy. The liver regulates the factors affecting the clotting of blood and maintains the volume of blood in the body as well.

High blood pressure and unpleasant mood changes, digestive disorders, fluid retention, fatigue and unstable blood sugar levels are some indicators that the liver might be malfunctioning. Abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, intestinal bleeding, weakness, loss of weight, water retention and jaundice are characteristic of liver disorders. Cirrhosis, fibrosis, hepatoma, hepatitis and cancer are some of the diseases affecting the liver. Excess alcohol adversely affects the working of the liver and may lead to alcoholic cirrhosis, fatty liver and alcoholic hepatitis.

The liver should not be neglected and should be taken care of on a regular basis to avoid a number of ailments. Beans, bitter gourd, cabbage, tomatoes, mushrooms and sprouts detoxify the body and are rich in minerals and vitamins needed for a healthy liver. Carrots, cucumbers, papayas, green vegetables, eggs and fish assist the smooth functioning of the liver. Drinking plenty of water and fresh fruit juices helps the detoxifying process. Fatty, oily and spicy foods are not good for the liver. Foods rich in Zinc, Vitamin C and E and Selenium protect the liver from radical damage. Milk thistle is the best herb for strengthening and healing the liver. Licorice, burdock, artichoke, turmeric, chicory and astragalus root are known for their liver rebuilding qualities. Dandelion is an efficient detoxifier which assists the production of bile. A mixture of peppermint, ginger, rosemary, rose hips and dandelion boiled together for a few minutes and then cooled and sweetened with honey acts as an effective liver cleanser.

answered by M W

If you have a malfunctioning liver, you would need to follow a proper routine of diet and exercise which will improve the situation. It is important for you to keep in mind that if you neglect any slightest sign of liver disorder of any kind, it will result in further complications which could seriously and irreversibly harm you liver. It is best to tackle the problem as quickly and efficiently as you can. The first thing you should know is that rest and relaxation is absolutely mandatory. If you are working, try to take some time off and rest more so that you don't have too much to do. Although this may not sounds like much, it is important because it contributes to improving your situation. You would also need to follow a strictly vegan diet. A weakened liver must always be treated with boiled foods with absolutely no spice added to it. Boiled rice, lentils, steamed vegetables and fruits are the best things you can eat for your liver to relax and take it easy. Apart from salt or sugar, you must avoid adding anything to your food. Oil, specially, is a complete no-no.

Make it a point to drink a lot of liquid yogurt, preferably unsweetened or salt free. If you must, add a pinch of rock salt to it for taste as well as improved digestion. You can also have about three glasses of aloe vera juice everyday. This will also add to the betterment of your liver. Make it a point to eat enough carbohydrates so that you do not start to suffer from weakness, which is sometimes common with liver issues. Plenty of rice and fresh breads should be eaten. Papaya is known to work wonders in this case. Its seeds can be dried and powdered and you should have a teaspoon of this everyday with warm water.

answered by M W

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