Liver health


Your liver is the largest and one of the most important organs inside your body. It is responsible for converting food to energy; cleaning toxins from your blood; and producing bile, a liquid that aids digestion. Several issues can compromise your liver function, including viruses, such as hepatitis, chronic alcohol consumption, oxidative stress, certain medications and drugs, as well as cancer. However, turmeric appears to exert positive effects on liver function.

Turmeric is a great natural remedy to help detoxify the liver. The liver detoxifies blood by producing enzymes that destroy and remove undesirable toxins in the body. Turmeric increases the number of these enzymes, also helps to improve blood circulation and thus favorably affects the health of the liver.

Liver disorders can occur in a number of ways. They can be inherited or acquired. Acquired liver disease can be a response to certain viruses or chemicals. Some liver problems are temporary, and they get better on their own. Unfortunately, there are also some that can stay for a long time, and cause serious complications.

Studies have shown that curcumin can help protect liver from damage and supports its regeneration. There is a wide range of diseases and conditions that can adversely affect your liver. Some viruses that damage the liver are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Drinking too much alcohol, taking drugs, and poisoning also cause liver problems. Scar tissue in the liver, which is caused by an illness, is called cirrhosis. One common sign of liver disease is jaundice, or yellowing of the skin. Cancer can also affect the liver due to various factors.

Hepatic cirrhosis is a chronic process involving hepatic necrosis and consequently increased connective tissue (fibrosis) and hepatic re-conversion. In such a way a complete breakdown of the original liver build-up occurs, and the unfavorable situation is then adapted to the vasculature of the liver.

Metabolic disorders of the liver include rare inborn disorders of metabolism, where processing of various substances in the liver is difficult. One type of liver disease that is inherited is called hemochromatosis – a condition which causes the body to absorb too much iron from food.