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6 things that can wreck your liver

Your liver’s main job is to filter blood coming from your digestivesystem before it passes to the rest of your body. It detoxifies chemicals andmetabolizes medications. It’s a vital organ that you can’t do without.

What harms your liver?

We’ve all heard that alcohol consumption can be bad for your liver, but here’s a list of six other things that can be detrimental to liver health:
  • Viruses
  • Inhalants
  • Medications
  • Genetic disorders
  • Lack of activity
  • Excess caloric intake

Things you can do

There are certain things you can do to help protect your liver. These include:
  • Eat a well-balanced diet thatincludes vegetables, fruit, grains, protein, and fat
  • Get 30 minutes of physical activityevery day—a half hour walk is enough
  • Use alcohol in moderation

Want more information?

To learn the surprising facts about liver disease in Canada and why it’simportant to keep your liver healthy, check these questions and answers from VCH registered hepatology nurse Carolyn Klassen. 
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