If you thought your brain works like a machine that doesn’t seem to stop, wait until you learn the things your liver is capable of! The liver is truly the silent captain of the ship. From protecting your body to keeping you safe from conditions such as diabetes, here’s some information you need to know about your liver.
The liver is the largest organ in your body. And the only organ that is capable of re-growth.
A store house of important vitamins, minerals and iron, it supplies these nutrients to the rest of the body as and when the body demands it.
The liver is the master of multitasking. Faster than a superfast computer, it accomplishes almost 200-500 tasks a day. This includes controlling your sugar, detoxing your blood, pumping pure blood to the body, fighting off infections, producing and sending nutrients to the body and many more.
The liver stores most of the fat. The normal fat absorbs 10% of your liver; if this increases, your liver enters a state of fatty liver meaning that your liver is now highly susceptible for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
All the alcohol that goes in is purified by your liver. Without this multi-functional organ, your body wouldn’t be able to process anything.
Our liver has the responsibility of producing bile which helps in the digestion of food.
Remember all those blood clots you got after an injury? Your liver is the hero in that story. It makes sure that you don’t bleed out too much blood. However, if you bleed easily it might mean that your liver is unhealthy.
All the tablets we take? Ever wondered how the tablets break down, are spread across the body and reach where they are needed? The liver does that for you. Your body is not capable of taking tablets if it weren’t for the liver, which breaks down all those medicines and commutes the helpful nutrients through the blood.
Liver diseases and problems have increased quite a bit in the last decade. With the fast paced modern lifestyle, it is the poor liver that suffers. It’s all a domino effect … once your liver is affected, other things too begin to go wrong. Hence don’t neglect the liver’s health — protect it, don’t disrupt its functionality.
At CARE, we have a wide range of health packages and tests that you can take to monitor your health and keep track of your liver’s well-being. And, with one of the best Liver Transplant Doctors in India, we confidently say that your health will be taken CARE of without any hitch.
The holiday season is here and the Christmas fever has already kicked in. The winter season too has arrived and 2016 is just round the corner. While this is a great time to party and celebrate, it is also important to take care of your health.
Following health tips doesn’t necessarily mean that you compromise on the fun. You can still have the maximum fun this season while following simple tips to ensure you don’t fall sick later.
Check your timings – While you binge on a lot of cupcakes and festive food, ensure you eat at the right times. Don’t skip meals. Avoid eating too much during the night.
Sleep well – Partying till late night is okay but make sure to catch up on sleep the next day so that you’re not too stressed.
Avoid outside food – Since restaurants are crowded during the holidays and the food production increases drastically, avoid eating outside food as the risk of contamination can be high.
Smoke-free holidays – If you’ve been trying to give up on smoking, this is the best time to do it. Make a pledge to your loved ones and give them a smoke-free holiday season. There’s no better gift than ensuring good health for your family.
Don’t drink & drive – The last but the most important tip to remember – DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Don’t let your friends drink and drive either.
Indigestion is a common problem that affects most of us. All of us have suffered from various indigestion problems – gas, bloating, and acidity at least once. It seems like a minor issue, but indigestion is a major health issue and often leads to more severe health problems. Hence, it is important to take care.
Here’s listing out some quick do’s and don’ts that can help you improve your digestive abilities and avoid indigestion:
Eat smaller, frequent meals and try to chew the food slowly and thoroughly before swallowing.
Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight puts pressure on the abdomen, pushing up your stomach and causing acid to back up into the oesophagus.
Manage stress well. Practice relaxation techniques, like deep breathing, meditation or yoga.
Get plenty of sleep. Less sleep can cause gastric problems.
Eat foods containing probiotics, which are good bacteria that can be found in some foods as well as in your digestive tract. Curds, buttermilk, coconut water and bananas have probiotics.
Wear clothes that are comfortable and not too tight, to allow for free movement of gases in the body.
Regular exercise helps tackle most minor physical ailments. Yoga is a great way to improve the functioning of your digestive system.
Eat foods rich in dietary fibre, especially whole grain foods.
Drink plenty of water, at least 3 liters every day to expel impurities and wash off toxins.
Avoid fatty and spicy foods, processed foods, carbonated beverages, caffeine, alcohol and smoking.
Do not lie down immediately after eating. Give a gap of at least 2-3 hours. Stand and walk around to encourage the gastric juices to flow in the right direction.
Avoid smoking and excess gum chewing, as they cause you to swallow more air.
Avoid high sodium foods, like salty packaged foods — instant noodles, potato chips, fast foods, etc.
Avoid drinking too much liquid along with food (water, milk, wine or cold drinks) as it dilutes the digestive juices of the stomach, which hinders the digestive process.