Liver Health

The liver is the largest organ in the body and does hundreds of essential jobs, including digestion of proteins, mineral storage, bile production and blood filtration. Liver diseases are the third leading cause of premature death in the UK but are also highly preventable with the right awareness and positive choices regarding your health. Below are all our articles and guides relating to liver health and conditions to aid you in supporting your liver’s health.

What is Liver Health?

Your liver sits in the upper part of your stomach and aids the body in over 500 functions, from helping digest food to fighting infections. Perhaps most commonly known for its role in detoxifying the blood, the liver is essential for removing waste products like alcohol from your body. Excess alcohol consumption is one of the main culprits for liver damage.

Liver disease is on the rise in the UK, with 40 people dying every day. However, according to British Liver Trust, 9 in 10 cases of liver disease could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet.

Types of conditions affecting Liver Health

Understanding what is happening in your body and where your health might need some further investigation or support allows you to make informed decisions and positive changes where needed. We’ve included below our guides and articles to support you in understanding the types of conditions that affect liver health and how to manage them.

What is liver cancer? Symptoms, causes and prevention

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