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How do I take care of my liver?

Eat right

For proper functioning of the liver you need to take a balanced diet rich in different vegetables, fruits and proteins. Excess fats and carbohydrates can cause fat deposits in the liver. Eat small meals as they can easily be digested and create less burden to the liver.

Minimize intake or Avoid Alcohol

Minimize intake or stop drinking alcohol. This means minimizing or avoiding beer, wine, cocktails, champagne, and liquor in any other form.

Take medicines as prescribed and do not exceed recommended doses

Even seemingly harmless medicines can damage the liver. If you have diabetes and high blood cholesterol and triglycerides, strictly follow your doctor's prescribed treatment.

Avoid environmental pollutants

Fumes of chemicals like insect sprays, paints, car fumes and other aerosol sprays when inhaled may be absorbed in the liver and damage the liver.

Beware of herbal supplements

Not all "natural" are safe. Some herbal remedies are reported to cause liver toxicities. Be careful what you take.

Observe practices that may lessen the risk of infection to the liver.

Wash your hands properly after using the toilet and before eating, practice safe sex and consider vaccination for viral hepatitis


There is good evidence that gradual weight loss coupled with increased exercise will reduce the fat deposits in the liver.

Consult your doctor if you have concerns about your liver health.

Your doctor is in the best position to assess you and your health concerns. * As shown in experimentally induced-liver cell damage

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