On the 19th of April every year, World Liver day is observed. This day aims to spread awareness about liver health. Efforts are made by various government and social institutions to inform the people about the diseases related to the liver. According to World Health Organization, in India, liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death. There are many causes for liver diseases of which hepatitis A, B, C, alcohol, and drugs are the most significant. Consumption of contaminated food and water can also infect the liver. It is very important that in order to protect the liver you prevent hepatitis because it causes inflammation of the liver. Vaccines for hepatitis A and B are also available. The government of India, in order to spread awareness about hepatitis, On 28th July 2018, launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Program.
The liver is a very vital organ found only in invertebrates. It performs various important functions like the synthesis of proteins and detoxification. It releases bile which helps indigestion. Therefore, it becomes very important that we take liver health seriously. Cancer and Liver Cirrhosis can be caused if the liver diseases are not treated timely. Symptoms for liver diseases include sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, etc. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and proper hygiene may help in boosting liver functioning.