Understanding your liver and liver health
One of the largest organs of the human body is known as “liver”, which seems like half-moon shape and weighs about 1.5kg to 3 pounds. The liver is the chief internal organ that is allied with the gastrointestinal system and positioned in the upper-right side of the abdominal cavity. It has 2 lobes which are further divided into 8 segments. These segments have a special capacity to redevelop which means if one of the segments is injured and removed after the surgery then it can generate again.
The colour of the liver is kind of reddish which is guarded by the rib cage and feels like rubbery when touched. The liver is the largest gland of the human body which performs over 500 vital errands to maintain optimum health. The first and the main work of the liver is to purify blood that comes from the hepatic porch vein and the artery. The main 2 lobes of the liver which are further divided into 8 segments are completed by about one thousand lobules associated by minor vessels which ultimately derive together to make up a structure of a common hepatic vessel.
Along with the filtration of the blood, it controls numerous chemical ducts and expels bile that is used by the intestine to eliminate the fat of the body. It helps in releasing and storing glucose, producing cholesterol also controls blood clotting. The liver helps in metabolizing chemicals and eliminates destructive substances, they unconfined into the blood and bile. Bile arrives into the intestine and eventually exists from the body in the form of stool, blood’s spinoffs are sifted out of the body through the kidneys and ultimately exists out in the form of urine. The liver performs a function as a portion of the immunological, system (phagocyte system), and it stores vitamins D, A, K, E, and B12.
The liver has performed so many essential functions of the body and is highly important for health. As per experiment, half liver of the mice’s body is removed by the scientists and it is observed that within 7 days it regenerates. In humans, if about 25% of tissues remain healthy, the liver generates again without any dysfunctionality of the organs within 15days.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE LIVER
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