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October is Liver Awareness Month

Liver Awareness Month

October is Liver Awareness Month. We are celebrating by helping our readers understand more about our body’s “workhorse” and the common diseases that can impact it. The liver is not only essential to our overall health but also to sustaining our lives. The Many Hats of the Liver Your liver performs around 500 different functions …

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Setting the stage: Fatty liver disease

Setting the Stage: Fatty Liver Disease

When setting a stage, a lot goes into the preparation to make sure everything is just right. The same can be said about most diseases. In this case, the stage is your body. Your lifestyle choices and what you consume could be setting the stage for conditions like fatty liver disease. And that’s a show …

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Have you been practicing these healthy habits for your liver health?

Healthy Habits for Liver Health

Keeping your liver healthy isn’t much different from taking care of your overall health. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing chronic conditions are a few recommended changes. The liver plays a significant role in the metabolism of what we consume. Therefore, diet is an integral part of healthy habits everyone should practice for …

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I have fatty liver disease, now what?

I Have Fatty Liver Disease, Now What?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing issue of epidemic proportions in America. The term covers a range of conditions that result in the excess fat build-up in the liver where little to no alcohol is involved. NAFLD is the most chronic liver condition in the U.S., affecting a quarter of the world’s population. …

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Know the signs of liver disease

Know the Signs: Liver Disease

A disease is a disruption in the normal function or structure of an organism. For instance, liver disease is an umbrella term covering many conditions that can ultimately affect the proper functions of the liver. Most of these conditions follow a similar path of progression and destruction of liver cells, thus benefitting from like-minded prevention …

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