6 Things You Need To Know About Your Liver That Have Nothing To Do With Alcohol

3. The liver regenerates

Despite being the biggest and most important internal organ of the body, it is also the only organ that can completely regenerate. The cells in the liver are in constant try to build damage cells that rebuilds the organ quickly. So that is the reason liver transplant takes only a portion of another liver to heal the damaged one.

When a lot of repairs are required in the liver that some of them comes like scarring, though excessive scarring causes cirrhosis. So consider the fact that our livers regenerate but it is really important to not to tax them so much. By this we mean, just don’t punish your liver so much that it ended up getting failed.

4. Your birthday predicts your risk for hepatitis C

The virus of hepatitis C spreads via blood, which means getting involved in unwanted sexual behaviours, injecting harmful drugs or with used equipment can literally increase the risk of liver damage. These were the risky behaviours in our hands, despite them, more than 75% of the people in United States have in thing common and that is their birth year in somewhere between 1945 to 1965.

According to the United States PSTF, people who born in the above mentioned years should get themselves scanned every year to avoid any health risk. People are usually afraid of getting to the doctor because they thinks diagnosing is scary but in real if they get diagnosed as soon as possible, they will get quick treatment. It is not known yet that why that is so but 90% of viruses are linked with contaminated blood transfusions and hepatitis C was not widely diagnosed until it was 1992.

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  1. Diane Dahlgren
    April 9, 2017

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