About Liver Disorder
The liver is the second largest organ inside the body that helps to digest food, removes harmful toxins, and stores energy. This organ maintains the metabolism and is considered the most important organ of the body. The term liver disorder refers to several types of conditions which can affect the liver and can be caused due to inherited conditions, infections, obesity, and excessive alcohol consumption. With time, it may cause serious complications and scarring. The use of certain drugs like acetaminophen can affect the liver.
Causes of Liver Disorders
Various types of liver disease are caused due to several factors like:
- Inherited disease – it is a condition that can develop genetically.
- Harmful toxins – excessive consumption of fat and alcohol can lead to liver disease.
- Viral infection – Hepatitis A, B and C is caused due to viral infection.
Some other causes of liver disorders are
- Parasitic infections
- Scaring and hardening in bile ducts
- Cystic fibrosis
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in which there is an accumulation of fat in the liver
- Primary biliary cirrhosis in which bile ducts get destructed
- Hemochromatosis – building up of excessive iron content in the body
- Wilson’s disease – in this disease copper gets accumulated in the liver
Symptoms of Liver Disorders
- The most common symptom of liver disease is jaundice (yellowish discoloration of white eyes). It usually occurs when the liver is not able to clear bilirubin from the body.
- Pain on the right side of the abdomen
- Easily bruising
- Swelling in the legs or arms
- Dark-colored urine
- Bloody or pale-colored stool
- Loss of appetite
In the early stage, there will be no symptoms but can be detected by blood count or liver function test. Some tests that should be done for proper diagnosis are –
- Complete blood count
- MRI, ultrasound, or CT scan to check the degree of scarring and
- Liver biopsy to check the liver tissues
Prevention from Liver Disorders
Here are some of the prevention tips to prevent your cleaver from damage especially due to diet and lifestyle-
- Do exercise regularly
- Avoid alcohol consumption
- Reduce the consumption of red meat
- Avoid drinks or foods that have a high level of Trans fats or fructose in it
- Reduce the use of medications that causes liver damage like acetaminophen
Team of Doctors
Dr. (Hm.) S.P. BHATNAGAR
B.U.M.S, N.D, N.D.D.Y (41 Years of Experience)
Dr. S. P. Bhatnagar is presently serving as an Unani Consultant at Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, and Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital New Delhi.
Dr. Ranjana Kaushal
MD (Ayurveda), B.A.M.S, N.D.D.Y
Dr. Ranjana Kaushal holds seven years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and has served in multiple positions in various organizations.
Ayurvedic treatment for Liver Disorders
Liv Guard Capsule
Live guard capsules are formulated with effective herbs that have been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat liver disorders. The herbs are present in it are kutki, kalmegh, giloy, punarnava, makoi, etc. Reduces inflammation from the digestive tract, promotes a healthy metabolism, and rejuvenates the liver cells. As per Ayurveda, it helps to balance all the three doshas i.e., Vata, pitta, and Kapha. As an antioxidant, it eliminates toxins and restores the normal functioning of the liver.
Kalmegh capsules are beneficial in the case of digestive tract disorders. The pure extract of kalmegh present in it works as hepatoprotective which is a great blessing for the liver. As a natural cleanser, it removes toxins from blood like uric acid, creatinine, urea, etc. It also heals damaged liver cells due to alcohol consumption and due it its diuretic property, it helps in liver cleanse.
Bhumi Amla Capsule
Bhumi amla capsules are prepared with the pure extract of bhumi amla i.e., Phyllanthus niruri. These capsules are not only helpful to treat liver disease but also restore the functioning of the liver. Being a great digestive, it helps to digest food by increasing appetite. It increases bole secretion in the liver and restores its functioning. Phyllanthus niruri is considered the best ayurvedic herb for the liver disease since ancient times. As per Ayurveda, it balances pitta dosha which is the main cause of liver disease.
Punarnava is considered as an excellent herb for liver and kidney disorders. These capsules are made with pure extract of punarnava. These capsules promote the functioning of the liver and rejuvenate its cells for healthy living. Being a diuretic, it helps to get rid of the body from excessive sodium and water by releasing it through urine. These capsules show good results in various liver disorders like fatty liver, jaundice, ascites, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can liver problems be cured?
No, it can’t be completely cured because the damaged part cannot be restored but the healthy cells or healthy portion of liver can be prevented from getting damaged.
Does liver disease affect sleep?
Yes, it can affect sleep.
How do I cleanse my liver?
> Eat proper balanced diet
> Regular exercise
> Avoid alcohol consumption
> Include Fruits and vegetables to your diet.
What are the 4 stages of liver disease?
4 stages of Liver Disease are-
> In stage 1 there will be inflammation in the liver
> In stage 2 liver fibrosis will occur
> In stage 3 there is liver Cirrhosis
> In stage 4 the condition occur is Liver Failure.
How can I check my liver health at home?
You can check your liver health by your digestion process and also by complete blood count.
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