The World Liver Day (WLD) was observed on 19th April 2018 across the world to spread the awareness regarding the liver-related diseases among people.
The World Liver Day is marked every year on April 19 to build awareness and understanding importance of liver in the human body and how liver ailments can be treated.
The World Liver Day-2018 theme is ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India.
The liver is the most important organ in the human body and has a special capacity of regeneration. It is the second largest organ and is a key player in our body’s digestive system. Everything we eat or drink passes through the liver.
Liver fights infections, removes toxins, controls cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, make proteins and releases bile to help digestion. It has been seen that even 75% of the liver can be safely removed without any untoward consequences because of its capacity of regeneration.
Liver problems mainly occur due to one’s lifestyle habits such as eating excessive fatty foods, lack of exercise, and high alcohol consumption. Some of the common liver diseases that are caused due to our lifestyle habits such as Hepatitis A, B, and C, Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver Disease, and Cancer.
However, it’s important 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; exercising daily, Restricting the consumption of alcohol, drugs, and smoking etc.