Liver and bile ducts health

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The liver is an important organ that performs a variety of functions, mainly producing proteins, creating essential nutrients, producing bile that helps with digestion, filtering and removing toxins and waste products, and maintaining blood sugar levels. The gallbladder is a small organ in the digestive system that stores bile produced by the liver. Bile is what breaks down the fats in food we consume into fatty acids, which are then absorbed in the gut. Any problems with the liver and the bile duct can have serious negative effects on our health.



  • Viral infections such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B,  and hepatitis C
  • Immune system abnormalities
  • Genetic diseases
  • Consumption of carcinogen-containing foods
  • Intake of certain medicines or herbs
  • Exposure to chemicals or toxins
  • Excessive and continuous consumption of alcohol
  • Fatty liver
  • Smoking
  • Obesity, sexually transmitted diseases, and type 2 diabetes
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
  • Fatigue with unknown cause
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Ascites (fluid build-up in the abdomen)
  • Swelling of the legs, feet, and abdomen
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Gray or pale colored and possibly greasy stools
  • Occasional or constant itching skin, often worsening at night
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Lump felt on the right side of the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite

Maintaining healthy liver and gallbladder function is essential for your overall well-being. To ensure their effective function, it is crucial to adopt various protective measures, including regular health check-ups for timely diagnosis and prompt treatment in case any unusual symptoms arise. Below, you will find recommendations to support the health of your liver, pancreas, and biliary tract.

  • Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Consume nutritious foods; avoid fatty foods.
  • Get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B.
  • Consult your doctor before taking medications and dietary supplements.
  • Wash hands often, especially after bathroom visits and before eating.
  • To prevent hepatitis, do not share personal items such as toothbrushes and razors; use serving spoons when eating with others.
  • Avoid exposure to toxins such as cigarette smoke and chemicals.
  • Maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
  • Maintain a healthy blood sugar level, especially those with diabetes.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Have regular health check-ups.

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