What tasks does the liver ?
The liver is a vital Organ. It makes nutrients for the organism, recyclable, and regulates the metabolism of the body. It stores carbohydrates in the Form of glycogen and proteins and makes them available when needed. It detoxifies the Body toxins and drugs. It stores hormones, vitamins, iron and other substances.
Description of the disease – Hepatitis:
- Signs of disease: feeling of fullness in the upper abdomen, pressure in upper right abdomen, Nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue
- Hepatitis types: The Hepatitis is due to viruses triggered. Depending on the excitation of two different Hepatitis: A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis is a reportable disease! Hepatitis ill need to avoid because of the risk of Infection in close contact with other people and personal Hygiene.
- Hepatitis A: The causative agent, the Hepatitis A will with the faeces. Hepatitis A is mainly transmitted via contaminated food (fish, seafood, fruits) and water. The Virus is widespread in the Mediterranean countries with a low level of Hygiene. The Hepatitis A lasts for 4 – 6 weeks. It runs mostly without complications and heals completely.
- Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis type B on the Blood transfer. Injury enough, the infected blood in the bloodstream. Mostly, the infection is dependent on sexual intercourse and injecting drug use. Especially the nursing staff is at risk in the healthcare sector. Since blood, saliva and semen are Diseased infectious, attention must be given to hygiene measures in dealing with the sick. The disease breaks out, relatively late, up to half a year after infection. The liver cells work only to a limited extent. The inflammation leads to swelling of the liver tissue. The flow of Bile is obstructed. By the passage of Bile pigment in the blood, it often leads to a yellowing of the skin or jaundice. In 10% of cases, the Hepatitis B is chronic and can be triggered years later of liver cancer. Against Hepatitis B must be vaccinated.
How can be protect the liver in everyday life ?
- Drink alcohol only occasionally and in moderation
- unnecessary consumption of Medicines to avoid
- when dealing with toxic substances in the workplace, the prescribed labor protection regulations (liver toxins are mainly found in solvents, e.g., Chloroform and benzene. You enter through the skin and lungs in the blood and in the liver. Also heavy metals such as lead, Cadmium and mercury interfere with the function of the liver).
- Only proper food to eat (mold on nuts or bread forms toxic Aflatoxin).