Do you love Sweets? Do you love to eat packaged food and diet drinks? Are you an alcoholic? Are you obese? Are you a health freak taking Vitamin supplements? Do you love decorating your body with Tattoos? Do you take anti-depressants? Do you use lot of cleaning supplies to keep your home clean? Do you use Air fresheners?
If your answer is “YES” to at least one the above, then you are taking a step towards Liver problem…
Now, your question would be “What’s wrong with taking Vitamin Supplement?” or “Taking anti-depressant?” or “What’s wrong with Air fresheners?”
Let’s get into detail to understand more about it.
The Liver is one of the most essential organs for digesting food and getting rid of toxic substances from our body. This means that it will be the most affected too because all toxins in our body finally end up there before getting out of our system!
Let us discuss about some of the common things in our life that causes liver problems and the Prevention methods:
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
Always drink alcohol in moderation. Heavy drinking leads to liver failure.
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Obesity can cause Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease because fat gets built up on the liver and swells up the liver.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Eat well and exercise.
Use less processed sugar
Avoid packaged food item, diet drinks and food items containing MSG.
Injecting drugs using unsterile needles
Prevention: Don’t share needles to inject any kind of drugs. Even unprotected sex causes viral infections which may be any kind of Hepatitis virus. It’s better to get vaccinated for hepatitis.
Prevention: If you really want to get tattooed, then select a place that follows all safety standards and is clean.
High doses of Vitamin A
Prevention: Vitamin A is very good for the health and wellbeing but when taken in higher doses can cause damage to the liver. Please consult the doctor before taking any supplements
Prevention: Though it is rare, antidepressants sometimes cause liver damage. So, talk to your doctor before taking them.
Prevention: Take prescribed/nonprescription drugs only when required. Alcohol and medication should never be taken together.
Prevention: Chemicals present in Air fresheners and moth balls cause severe liver damage. Use natural spices and ingredients to add fragrance to your rooms instead of readymade air fresheners.
Prevention: Most of the Home Cleaning products contain Ammonia that causes liver damage. Use common household items like vinegar and baking soda instead of the toxic cleaning products to keep your home clean.
Prevention: Flame retardants are those used in mattresses. They cause liver toxicity. While buying mattresses, make sure they don’t use polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin
Prevention of liver diseases would be your first step towards a healthy life.
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