New York, NY
A 29-year-old male asked:
Is there any way to cleanse your liver? not sure if that is the right terminology, but similar to how you would do a colon cleanser.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Helleranswered
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Both wrong: Liver metabolizes, detoxifies chemicals (good,bad,natural, synthetic, whatever) generally into nontoxic substances. Large capacity. Common toxins:excess alcohol, excess sugars, fats, etc. Caffeine seems minerals,helpful in chr. liver disease. Silymarin, in milk thistle, not well absorbed by mouth, might work IV (not available). Colon cleanses don't detox-you poop,lose fluid, minerals, bacteria
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