Factors Increasing Risk Of Liver Disease
August 18, 2019
Liver is the organ that keeps the blood clean from various toxins. It breaks down fats, alcohol and medication and also controls blood sugar and hormone levels. However, liver is at risk of developing liver disease because of the following factors:
Genetics plays an important role in development of liver disease. If any of the family members suffer liver disease, you may be more vulnerable to liver conditions. If a close relative ever had a genetic liver disease, such as hemochromatosis, Wilson disease or alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, then you should watch out for symptoms. If you or an immediate family member has had liver disease, you’ll need to avoid alcohol.
Obesity, Insulin Resistance and High Cholesterol
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which also causes liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, can be caused due to obesity, diabetes or high levels of cholesterol. As with alcoholic fatty liver, it can be reversed at the “fatty” stage by cutting simple carbohydrates like bread and sugar and eating more fruits, vegetables and protein.
Age and Gender
Age and gender also are risk factors for liver disease. These factors vary, depending on the particular type of disease. For example, women between the ages of 35 and 60 have the highest risk for primary biliary cirrhosis and men aged 30-40 are at higher risk for primary sclerosing cholangitis.
While the liver is responsible for cleaning toxins from the blood, overexposure to toxins can be harmful. Environmental toxins such as arsenic can cause liver disease in the long run.
Excessive Intake of Herbal Supplements and Pain killers
Herbal supplements are not always good or healthy. Many herbs and supplements have been associated with liver damage. The same goes for pain killers, as taking more than one medicine or herb that acts on the liver may compound the issue. Tell your doctor about every medication and supplement you take, even occasional or over-the-counter remedies.
Alcoholic fatty liver, which causes liver inflammation (alcoholic hepatitis), eventual scarring (cirrhosis) and even liver cancer, is a process that begins on as little as four drinks a day for men and two for women. By the time you show symptoms, your liver may be damaged beyond repair. The good news: people who stop drinking at the fatty liver stage may find their condition reversing itself.
WHY Rela Hospital
Liver diseases are not fatal and the best part is that every stage of liver disease is not just curable but liver damage is reversible. In fact, end stage liver disease also has hope with liver transplantation. Rela Hospital is known to be the best liver hospital in India with high success rate in liver transplantation. Liver disease treatments available in Chennai at Rela Hospital is comparable to treatments provided in the western countries. Our liver specialists in Chennai Rela Hospital have the skill and experience to treat complicated liver disease cases. Here we really care for your liver!