The liver, the second largest and most complex organ in the body after the brain, can be easily damaged if not properly cared for, according to experts on World Liver Day. Every April 19, World Liver Day is observed to raise awareness about liver diseases. The liver is an important component of our body’s digestive system, aiding in digestion, metabolism, toxin removal, and nutrient storage. The organ is important in affecting our overall health and wellness, so living a healthy lifestyle is important to improve its functioning and prevent damage, according to health experts. “A healthy liver is the key to living a long life. You can keep your liver healthy by making small changes to your lifestyle “Dr. Ameet Mandot, Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead – Adult Hepatology and Liver Transplant Unit – Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, confirmed this.
“Avoid fatty foods, exercise regularly, drink responsibly and in moderation, cut back or quit smoking, and avoid the use of illicit drugs,” Mandot advised. According to Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Consultant & Chief Surgeon, Department of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mulund, not drinking enough water, stress, and the use of certain painkillers and other drugs may all contribute to liver disease.