The liver plays a major role in the body. It has many functions that allow people to stay healthy.
Stores and distributes the nutrients after food has been digested.
Eliminates toxic substances such as alcohol or drugs.
Synthesizes many of the proteins found in the blood.
Produces the bile to digest food.
Most liver diseases involve inflammation and fibrosis and result in liver cirrhosis and cancer. Common causes of liver diseases are: consumption of alcohol and other liver toxics, obesity, viral hepatitis.