Liver day campaign
World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through the liver. It is an organ which can be easily damaged if you don’t take good care of it.
Liver works hard, performing hundreds of complex functions, including:
- Fighting infections and illness
- Regulating blood sugar
- Removing toxic substances from the body
- Controlling cholesterol levels
- Helping blood to clot (thicken)
- Releasing bile (A liquid that breaks down fats and aids in digestion)
Liver disease doesn’t usually cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it is fairly advanced and the liver is damaged. At this stage, possible symptoms are loss of appetite, weight loss and jaundice.