Reduce your Risk of Liver Disease

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Sun, Feb 27, 2011  
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Generally when you think of someone with a liver disease, the first thing that comes to your mind is alcohol abuse. But most of us will be shocked to know that fatty liver disease is generally seen in people who never or rarely drink alcohol. This does not mean that continuous alcohol abuse will not harm your liver. But one has to remember that besides alcohol there are other things which might damage your liver. Here are few tips to reduce your risk of liver disease-


Avoid taking pain-killers in large amounts. Excessive intake of pain-killers, cough syrup or any other drug damages your liver and can result in drug induced liver damage.


Limit your alcohol intake. Alcoholism damages the cell lining of the liver as alcohol breakdown takes place in the liver. Chronic alcoholism can lead to alcoholic liver disease which constitutes about 24% of all liver diseases.


Drink green tea. It is high in anti-oxidants which help to maintain the over all liver health and help prevent alcoholic liver disease.


Practice safe sex. Maintain good hygiene. Do not share syringes or use illegal drugs. Get hepatitis vaccinations on time. This will help you reduce the risk of hepatic liver disease. There is no permanent cure for hepatitis B or hepatitis C. However vaccination can prevent these infections. Hepatic liver diseases amount to 51% of all liver diseases.


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