With so many important functions, to be able to have a Healthy Liver is the key to live well. If you live your life with a Damaged Liver, it will affect almost your entire body, leading to poor health, or worse.
The Common Liver Myths
Sometimes, people think they know that their Liver can be dangerous to their Health. There are lots of preconceptions and myths about liver disease. Knowing the facts and eliminating harmful Myths can be the perfect key to live a healthy life.
Myth: Most of the Victims of liver disease are Alcoholics.
FACT: Liver disease is not actually specific to alcohol drinkers. The fact is there are more than 100 causes of liver diseases. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is not associated with excessive or prolonged intake of alcohol is mostly the common cause of abnormal liver tests in the U.S. There are certain groups of people that we’re recognized as having an increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in particular, example: those who are obese, those who have diabetes and those with high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in their blood.
Myth: The Alcohol can damage the liver only when taken in an excessive amount.
FACT: Alcohol consumption is harmful to you and your Liver in any amount. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, recommends to drink moderately. That basically means, for women to drink or consume one drink per day and for men it should be no more than two drinks per day (one drink is equivalent to one 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits).
Myth: It is useless to stop alcohol consumption or intake for the reason that it has already caused an advanced liver disease.
FACT: Even in an advanced liver disease, it is still very beneficial to stop drinking alcohol. Because, studies showed that people with or has an advanced liver disease (cirrhosis) who continuously drinks alcohol, has only 33% chance of surviving for about 5 years compared to 65% of those who already stopped.
Myth: Fatty liver only affects fat people.
FACT: People can develop fatty liver even if they are thin or those of an average build and do not have health problems such as diabetes or obesity. A Fatty liver is usually caused by following an unhealthy lifestyle due to accumulation of fat deposit that builds-up in our liver cells.
Do any of these sound familiar?
Weight Gain – especially Belly Fat
Dull abdominal pain
Blood Sugar Imbalances
General feeling of ill health
High Blood Pressure
Loss of Appetite
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