Friday, October 8, 2021

Taking Care of Your Liver (National Liver Awareness Month)


Taking care of your liver is something one may not think about. However, the liver plays a role in the digestive system. The liver gets rid of toxins from the blood. Yet, when the liver gets an infection, disease, or too many fat cells; The liver might not function properly. The liver is the second largest organ. 

Did you know the liver weighs approximately three pounds? The liver is found on the right side under the rib cage. The color green is used to bring awareness to liver diseases. In October, you can wear a green ribbon, green t-shirt, or something green to bring liver awareness. National Liver Awareness is to prevent liver diseases. 

One common liver disease is fatty liver. When too much fat is stored in the liver which does not cause any symptoms. Fatty liver can start with alcohol and with no alcohol. To take care of your liver, you must eat healthier and exercise. Here are some links about the liver and fatty liver. 

Your Liver-American Liver Foundation:

Your Liver - American Liver Foundation

Fatty Liver Diet:

Fatty Liver Diet - Fatty Liver Foundation

Fatty Liver:

Fatty Liver: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis (healthline.com)




* Free Green Ribbon and Liver Clip Art:

https://clipartmag.com/liver-clipart


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