The body often sounds the alarm when our health is deteriorating. Unfortunately, not all of us are able to hear it because we don’t necessarily pay attention to the symptoms. The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body, and its malfunction can lead to many diseases.
Awareness campaigns are constantly informing us about different types of diseases so that we can detect them as soon as possible. Whether it is through testimonies of sick people or posters and free test days, knowing your body and identifying the moments when it goes wrong is imperative to maintain good health. For this very reason, it is important to become familiar with the different symptoms that characterize a deterioration of our organs, in this case the liver.
The liver and its role in our body
The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. According to The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, its role is to convert nutrients absorbed by our body into elements that are beneficial to our metabolism. It also manages the distribution of these nutrients by distributing them to the cells that need them, or by storing them temporarily. The liver also acts as a filter, transforming toxic foods into harmless substances, or expelling them from the body if it fails to do so.
According to an article in Clinics in Liver Disease, the impact of pathogens on the liver can lead to many diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver, liver fibrosis, or acute liver failure.
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