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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. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: The liver is a power house. Other functions include: it stores carbs, helps regulate blood sugar, amino acids, carbohydrates, and fats; metabolizes many drugs and hormones; produces blood clotting factors and plasma proteins; and makes bile for the digestion of fat. However, you can live with part of your liver removed; the organ will eventually regenerate and recover full function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nicely if you let it: The liver's ability to self-heal is amazing. If a person who's been poisoned and lost 99% of the liver cells can be brought through the acute episode, the liver cells will have replaced themselves and the organ returned to near-normal in a few weeks. Don't get over-confident -- if the architecture is damaged (cirrhosis), the regeneration is useless. ...Read more
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