This member does not feel any pain in it if it becomes ill
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The liver is the central metabolic organ in the body, and it performs many vital tasks, and there are many causes of liver problems such as alcohol, hepatitis viruses and fatty liver.
Professor Markus Kornberg, of the German Liver Foundation, said: “The liver performs many vital tasks, including regulating fat and sugar metabolism, as well as the balance of minerals and vitamins and the storage of general nutrients, such as sugar, fats, vitamins and minerals.
The liver is also the detoxification center of the body, purifies the blood of pollutants, and builds many vital materials, such as proteins that are important elements for blood clotting.
Usually, a person does not feel any pain if the liver is exposed to diseases, and it may last for years. Ingo van Till, of the German Association to Help Liver Patients, says, “When one shows symptoms, such as tiredness, fatigue and problems concentrating, they are often not specific, and no pain appears with liver disease, but some patients may suffer from pressure pain. In the upper right abdomen, when the liver enlarges and puts pressure on the tissues around it.
And the classic pathological symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes do not appear except in a very limited number of cases, and Ingo van Till added: “In the last stages of the disease, severe pathological symptoms may appear from ascites, sudden bloody vomiting or brain disorders, and only then One realizes he has liver disease.”
There are multiple causes of liver problems, such as heavy drinking, fatty liver and hepatitis B and C viruses, which are the most common causes of liver disease.
In order to maintain a healthy liver, you must:
- stay away from alcohol
- stop smoking
- Avoid a lot of soft drinks and sugary juices, which cause the accumulation of fat in the liver, which leads to fatty liver.
Ingo van Tel explained that there is a high risk of liver disease caused by metabolic syndrome, where the combination of obesity, high blood pressure, and disorders of sugar and fat metabolism lead to serious liver disease.
There is no cure yet for fatty liver, but coffee can help protect the liver, and “coffee has a protective effect,” which in turn reduces the risk of cirrhosis or liver cancer, Kornberg said.
The German doctor stressed the importance of a healthy balanced diet based on fresh foods and an active lifestyle for healthy people. For liver patients, proper nutrition can play an important role, especially for people with cirrhosis and fatty liver.
Kornberg pointed out that vaccinations against hepatitis A and B viruses are currently available, and these vaccinations are safe, well tolerated and provide reliable protection against infection with viruses. Hepatitis B vaccination protects against infection with the D virus.
These viruses may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, and therefore these vaccinations are considered among the preventive measures to prevent liver cancer.
Although there is no vaccination against hepatitis C, it can be treated in almost all cases without any side effects.