19 April is observed as a World Liver day across the world every year. The day is celebrate to spread awareness about the second largest organ in the body. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. Liver diseases can be caused by hepatitis A, B, C, alcohol and drugs. Viral Hepatitis occurs due to consumption of contaminated food and water, unsafe sexual practices and drug abuse.

Importance of Liver

  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Fights infections and illness
  • Helps blood to clot
  • Removes toxic substances from the body
  • Controls cholesterol levels
  • Breaks down medications and drugs, including alcohol
  • Breaks down insulin and other hormones in the body
  • Makes many of the body’s essential proteins
  • Releases bile and aids in digestion
  • Responsible for manufacturing cholesterol and triglycerides

19 April World Liver Day