World Liver Day (WLD) is celebrated on 19th April every year around the world to develop awareness and understanding how important the liver is for our body, about liver-related diseases and how they can be treated effectively.
World Liver Day 2019 theme is ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’.
As per World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India.
The Liver is a unique & Complicated organ in the human body and has a special capacity of regeneration. It weighs up to 1-1.5 kgs and situated on the right side of the upper abdomen
The Liver is the second largest organ and is a key player in our body’s digestive system. Everything we consume passes through the liver. It fights infections, removes toxins, controls cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, make proteins and releases bile to help digestion.
The Liver has been seen that even 75% of the liver can be safely removed without any untoward consequences because of its capacity of regeneration. Hence, to take care of the liver, one needs to adopt a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet of proteins, grains, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and fats.