Liver & Liver Diseases

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Sat, 11/26/2011
Liver & Liver Diseases

Liver is the largest glandular organ in our body; it weights about 1.36 kg (3 LD). It is reddish-brown color with four lobes of unequal size and shape.


Liver is located in the right side of the abdomen, just beneath the diaphragm. Liver is a vital organ that performs numerous functions; secrets pile acid (a yellowish-green liquid sap) which help digestion, in particular, digest fat, convert glucose to glycogen and store it, produce urea, makes amino acids, filter harmful substances in the blood (such as alcohol, chemicals, poisons) and stores some vitamins & minerals.

Liver is also responsible for the production of cholesterol and maintain a proper blood glucose (sugar) level. It performs different functions and processes 720 liters of blood per day.

Liver Diseases

  • Hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver failure
  • Ascites
  • Wilson's disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Gilbert's syndrome
  • Glycogen storage disease type II
  • biliary atresia
  • alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • alagille syndrome
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis

Please visit back after some day is for detail information and treatments (by both modern and alternative medicines) for the above-said liver diseases.