The liver has everything to do with how we live, that's why it is called the liver.
The state of your liver will have a huge bearing upon how well you live, how long you will live and how you will look and feel.
In today's world, the liver has to work harder than ever before, and all over the world we find that liver problems are increasing.
Globally, one in every ten persons suffers with some type of liver, bile duct or gall bladder disease. Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and has a poor outlook.
Three hundred and fifty million people worldwide suffer from hepatitis B which kills more than two million annually.
Hepatitis C is the most rapidly spreading infectious disease in many countries and is a time bomb waiting to explode.
These problems are increasing, and thousands of people are waiting anxiously for liver transplants that many of them will never be lucky enough to receive.
There are millions of people with liver disease and thousands waiting for liver transplants.
Unfortunately there are not nearly enough donor livers to meet the ever-increasing demand and so more than ever the message is that we need to take care of our livers from an early age.
Diseases that can affect the Liver
- acute and chronic Hepatitis
- Wilson's Disease
- Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
The underlying causes of these disease states include viral infections like hepatitis A, B and C, alcohol, drugs, metabolic disorders and immunological factors.
Chronic liver disease passes through a long period of minimal vague symptoms until the final stages of jaundice and mental confusion appear.
Thankfully nutritional medicine has been able to give many people with liver disease, from hepatitis B and C, to auto-immune disease, a healthy normally functioning liver.