The liver is the largest organ in the body, weighing about 1.5 kg. The large reserve capacity of the liver means that it needs only 10–20% of its tissues to be functioning to sustain life. It also has a remarkable ability to regenerate itself after its tissue has been removed or destroyed by disease. Complete destruction or removal of the liver results in death within 10 hours, hence liver disease with loss of function is very serious condition.
- The liver has numerous functions. It acts as an interface between the digestive system and the rest of the body tissues, regulates the post hepatic blood concentrations of many of the nutrients absorbed by the digestive system.
- Similarly, the liver also regulates the concentrations of many biomolecules produced by the body, for example steroid hormones, and deals with many toxins, such as drugs, pesticides and carcinogens, to render them less harmful and solubilizes them for excretion.
- The liver also produces many of the plasma proteins including albumin and the clotting factors
- About 700–1200 cm3 of bile is produced by the liver cells daily and stored and concentrated in a hollow organ called the gall bladder prior to its release in the small intestine
- Bile does not contain enzymes, but it does contain bile salts, which aid in the digestion of fats by emulsifying them to form water-soluble complex
- The liver acts as a reserve of energy in the form of carbohydrates, fat or protein.
Causes of liver damage:
The harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, etc. and also certain liver toxic drugs are processed by the liver, and then excreted from the body through the kidneys, digestive or sweating.
Diabetes and obesity also lead to accumulation of fat in the liver, a condition known as fatty liver disease. Excessive drinking of alcohol also increases fat content of the liver and over time, may interfere with regenerative processes.
While the liver has regenerative properties, sustained injuries can cause scarring, which in advanced cases may be irreversible and limit the ability of the liver to regenerate.
While advancing liver disease may be asymptomatic, often times, elevated liver enzyme and even jaundice can be an initial symptom of a liver disease.
Sustained injuries can be caused by viral infections, including hepatitis B or C, or the buildup of fat deposits in the liver cells.
LIVER CARE IN HERBAL WAY:
LIVOMYN is an excellent medicine for liver problem. LIVOMYN is a combination of time tested and well-documented herbs in all kind of liver disorders treatment. Livomyn offers antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Livomyn works at cellular level and improves functional competence and protection of liver cells against various toxins. Livomyn improves liver function.
Kalmegh in Livomyn has antiviral properties. Bhumyamalaki is hepatoprotective, exhibits marked inhibitory effect on Hepatitis B virus and has anti-inflammatory activity. Kutaki increases the production and flow of bile; Punarnava has powerful anti-inflammatory action and significantly inhibits the cell proliferation. Guduchi is an immunomodulatory and anti-infective. Daruharidra is hepatoprotective, liver rejuvenator and anti-inflammatory.
Love your liver and keep it healthy ……….