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Liver Diseases


The liver is the largest gland in the body and one of the five major organs which are vital to life. A malfunctioning of the liver may not become apparent immediately, unless of course, the flow of blood through it is impeded or the bile ducts are closed. It has an innate vitality of its own and if it becomes subject to a disorder it fights off the disease on its own. But once it becomes diseases, it takes a long time to go back to normal.

The liver is a chemical factory which produces heat by its own chemical processes. It secretes biles (salts and pigments) and is vital to the assimilation of fats in the body. It is also a storehouse of the substances necessary for the proper functioning of the bone marrow which plays an important part in the manufacture of red blood corpuscles. It also manufactures the fibrinogen of the blood, stores iron and copper, produces peparin, detoxicates the noxious products made in the intestines and absorbed into the blood. Glycogens (carbohydrates processed by the body) are also stored in the liver.


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