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A 26-year-old male asked:

How long so i do a liver cleaning?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
No such thing: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you clean out your liver?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You don't: Forgive my frankness. The internet is full of claims that people need to "detoxify" their livers for whatever reason. People who feel unwell (often due to undiagnosed physical disease or emotional / situational distress) are told the problem is "chemicals" or whatever and are given weird protocols and horrible things to ingest that can end them in the hospital. Ignore this nonsense.

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