HOW HIGH CHOLESTEROL AFFECTS THE BODY

HOW HIGH CHOLESTEROL AFFECTS THE BODYHigh Blood Cholesterol:

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) made by your body and found in some foods.
Every cell in your body contains cholesterol.
Too much cholesterol in the bloodcan be serious.
A certain type of increase cholesterol level in your blood can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Continue reading

Good Nutrition When Trying to Conceive

You know there are many rules about what you can eat and can’t eat once you are pregnant, but what about when you want to become pregnant .There are certain foods which will improve your ability to become pregnant. Here are the lists of fertility-boosting foods, plus there are certain items which you need to be avoid if you want to become pregnant. Continue reading

HOW DOES LIVER DISEASE AFFECT THE BODY

Liver:

Introduction:

  • The liver is a most complex, very important and metabolically active organ in the body.
  • The liver works hard to filter out toxins.
  • Liver is the largest organ inside your body.
  • It performs more than 500 vital functions.
  • It is also a gland because it secretes chemicals that are used by other parts of the body.

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Functions of the Liver:

The liver has four main functions:

  • Detoxification
  • Synthesis
  • Storage
  • Transformation

It helps your body to digest food, to store energy, and removethe poisons.

Some of the important ones are

  • Liver provides immunityagainst infection.
  • Liver is the manufacturing factoryfor most of the important proteins in the body, and also cholesterol and special fat forms called lipoproteins in which all body fats are carried.
  • Liver purified and clearsthe blood of most chemicals, alcohol and drugs.
  • Liver excretes bile. Bile is vital for digestion of fats in the intestine, and also serves to throw out body wastes.
  • It regulates by manufacturing vital proteins and inhibits the formation of clottingof blood.
  • Liverstores and converts extra sugar (glucose) in the form of starch (glycogen) which can be used in times of starvation.

What makes the liver unique?

  • Reserve
    All liver functions remain normal even if 70% of it is removed (provided the remaining 30% is healthy). Hence, in persons with cancer of the liver, large portions of cancerous liver can be removed without causing harm or compromise to liver function.
  • Regeneration
    The liver is the only organ in the body which can regenerate itself after large portions of it are removed. InfactSmall remnants of liver grow back to normal size within a few weeks. Because of this reason it is safe to remove large portions of liver from living donors and persons with liver tumours. 

Common Triggers               

Liver disease can affect the body and lead to other health problems. Liver disease is often triggered by other chronic conditions such as Hepatitis C, AIDS or EBV. Liver disease can also cause a person to become weak and tired continually.When a person has liver disease, his skin may become yellow because of jaundice. When excess bilirubin brought on by liver congestion it causes the Jaundice. This is something that happens quite often in newborns. However, people who have other chronic conditions such as Hepatitis C can also develop jaundice because their liver is not functioning properly

Different types of Liver disease:

There are more than 100 different forms of liver disease that affect men, women and children.

Alcohol abuse

  • Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of liver disease.
  • As alcohol is directly toxic to liver cells and can cause liver inflammation.
  • It is also referred as alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Inchronic alcohol abuse there is a fat accumulation occurs in liver cells.

 Cirrhosis

 

Scarring of the liver and loss of functioning liver cells cause the liver to fail.

  • Cirrhosisis a late-stage of liver disease.
  • Drug-induced liver disease

 

  • Liver cells may become temporarily inflamed or permanently damaged by exposure to medications or drugs.
  • Infectious hepatitis

 

The term “hepatitis” means inflammation, and liver cells can become inflamed because of infection.

  • Hepatitis Ais a viral infection that is spread primarily through the fecal-oral route when small amounts of infected fecal matter are inadvertently ingested.
  • Hepatitis Bis spread by exposure to body fluids and can cause an acute infection, it can also progress to cause chronic inflammation (chronic hepatitis) that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
  • Hepatitis C is spread by exposure to body fluids.Hepatitis Ccauses chronic hepatitis. Chronic hepatitis C may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.As there is no vaccine available for this virus.
  • Hepatitis D is a virus that requires concomitant infection with hepatitis B to survive, and is spread via body fluid exposure (needles from drug abusers, contaminated blood, and sexual contact).
  • Hepatitis E is a virus that is spread when there is exposure to contaminated food and water.

 

  • Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease

 

  • NASH or non-alcoholic steatohepatitisalso known as fatty liver disease describes the accumulation of fat within the liver that can cause inflammation of the liver and a gradual decrease in liver function.
  • Cancers

 

  • Primary cancers of the liver arise from liver structures and cells.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

 

  • Primary biliary cirrhosis can lead to progressive scarring of the bile ducts.
  • It is causing them to become narrow, these results in reduced bile flow through the liver.
  • Eventually, damage and scarring of the liver architecture occurs resulting in liver failure.

How the Body is affected?

  • When the liver is not able to filter out the toxins due to this the other organs are affected.
  • Due to these toxins person have a lot of fatigue.
  • It also causes different liver disease.
  • Liver disease can also cause the abdomen to protrude outward because the liver can become inflamed and enlarged.
  • As liver disease can cause a person to develop anemia or large bruises on their body.
  • According to the American liver Foundation, a person with liver disease may also notice that they have more body fluid retention, swelling, body aches and even excessive itching.
  • Liver disease can also cause a person to have aeczema,psoriasis,headaches,age spots, yellow or white tongue, acne and a weak immune system.
  • The good news is that some forms of liver disease such as fatty liver can be reversed with certain lifestyle changes, which involve removing alcohol and other fatty foods from the diet only to replace those fatty foods with healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Why Some Women Have Difficulty Losing Weight

Every one of us is very known to the fact that men and women have different body build. this fact makes easy for men to loose weight and hard for women. You may have seen men asking their doctors about losing weight and the advice usually given involves better eating better and more exercise will help. This advice, if honestly followed, will probably work for many men. Moreover, simply exercising will often work. Continue reading

Why Not to Eat Papaya During Pregnancy?

Is papaya one of your favorite fruit? If yes , then I must say you have a good taste. Papaya has many vital nutrients and it is best to be served for breakfast. But you have to be cautious if you are pregnant or I should say you might have to stop having papaya during your pregnancy. Though, you can always apply papaya pulp on your face for soft and glowing skin and to your hair for shiny tresses. The valuable properties of papaya might not be helpful when you are pregnant and It is really important for you to know WHY. Continue reading