Pdf Book Name: The Liver Cure: Natural Solutions for Liver Health to Target Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Diabetes, Inflammation, Stress & Fatigue, Skin Conditions, and Many More
Author: Russell L. Blaylock
Publisher: Humanix Books
ISBN-10, 13: 9781630061371,1630061379
Pages: 368 pages
File size: 1 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
The Liver Cure: Natural Solutions for Liver Health to Target Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Diabetes, Inflammation, Stress & Fatigue, Skin Conditions, and Many More Pdf Book Description:
Most medical discussions in the media are concerned with the more glamorous disorders of the body, those that affect the heart, the brain, the lungs, the GI tract, maybe even the kidneys. These rarely include the liver. When the liver is mentioned, it usually concerns a viral infection, such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C. As a result, most people know very little about their liver and just how important it really is. Without a liver, we would die very quickly. One mistake people often make is to assume organs can operate, or do operate, in isolation. We often hear the question What does the liver do, or the pancreas? We should always keep in mind that all our organs and tissues interact constantly and when one organ fails, many other organs and tissues are adversely affected. And they do communicate with each other. We still do not fully understand the entire extent of this intercommunication, but we know for certain that when one organ, such as the liver malfunctions, other organs will alter their function as well. Ironically, this also includes the brain.
The liver is the largest organ in the body, weighing in at 1500 grams, or about three pounds, and has a reddish-brown color. For those who remember their geometry, the liver is in the shape of a scalene triangle with the hypotenuse at the bottom. For everyone else, it looks like a wedge, tucked under the ribs on the right side of our bodies. It is partially anchored to the underside of the diaphragm on the right side. The liver is positioned beneath the rib cage to protect it from injury, which indicates its importance. Normally the lower edge of the liver does not extend below the lowest rib. You may recall that, during a physical examination, your doctor will start pushing on your abdomen just below the ribs on your right side. They do this to get an idea of where the liver’s edges are. If your liver is enlarged, its lower edge will be below the lowest rib on the right. The further down the liver protrudes, the greater the doctor’s concern, because this could indicate that your liver is enlarged and possibly diseased or malfunctioning. Your liver is also unusual in that, in addition to the usual blood supply by an artery and a vein, it also has a special blood supply that carries blood from the intestines directly to the liver. This special set of veins is called the hepatic portal vein system. Interestingly, this special portal vein supplies 75% of all the blood supplied to the liver. The hepatic portal vein carries nutrients and toxic materials from the intestines, red blood cells and breakdown products of blood cells (old blood cells being removed by the spleen), endocrine secretions from the pancreas, and special endocrine secretions from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver.
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