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Liver Disease and Preventative Measures

A diseased liver is no laughing matter, especially if you were born with liver problems. Unfortunately, congenital liver issues cannot be cured, however, as and when symptoms arise they can be treated. If you have a family history of liver disease and are worried that you are susceptible to this later on in your life, there are preventative measures that you can take to avoid history repeating itself.

Healthy Weight

A healthy, high-fibre, low-fat diet will help keep the unwanted body weight at bay. This is beneficial in avoiding fat accumulation in the liver which can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver syndrome.

Good Hygiene

Back in your childhood days, it was probably annoying when your mom made you wash your hands before eating your meals or after you’d visited the toilet. Well, she was right, you know. This sort of good hygiene aids in the prevention of hepatitis A. This type of liver disease is contracted and spread by the exposure to infected feces. Wash your hands!


For preventative measures, you can get your hands on vaccinations for hepatitis A and B. These injections contain donated blood full of immunoglobulins.

Stay Protected

Hepatitis B and C are particularly contagious and are blood-borne. Coming into contact with the blood of an infected person, unprotected sex, the use of unsterilized needles, and the sharing of needles with recreational drug use are a just a few things that can lead to disaster.

Avoid Overdosing and Recreational Drug Use

Doctors these days always warn against the mixing of medications and alcohol. However, the most abused over-the-counter medicine is paracetamol which is used as a painkiller. Lethal doses of this medicine can result in liver failure which can have fatal consequences.

Drug abuse is on the rise every year. Illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, meth, and other drugs can cause detrimental and sometimes irreversible liver damage.

Keep It In Moderation

Heavy alcohol consumption over a long period of time can result in many things namely inflammation and liver tissue scarring which as a result causes cirrhosis. Everyone’s alcohol tolerance levels are different, however, moderate consumption of alcohol for men and women should be adhered to as much as possible. Abstain if need be.

Every part of the human body is as important as the oxygen that we breathe. Just like we take the necessary measures to decrease levels of air pollution in our cities, we must have the exact same attitude towards our bodies. Protect your liver as prevention is better than cure.

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How To Feel Good, Think Positively and Live Well

Let’s go over a few things that cover why maintaining a healthy body throughout your life is so important. A healthy body promotes mental alertness, greater energy levels, and elevated moods. Sounds awesome, right? Well, let’s break this down into attainable goals so that you can be the best version of you starting today!

Adequate Sleep

When you go to sleep at night, your body takes this time to repair cells and rejuvenate the body. If you are deprived of adequate sleep, your immune system deteriorates which makes you prone to flu and colds. Sleep deprivation also increases fatigue.

Healthy Diet

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, fatty acids and carbohydrates combined together ensure your body gets the nutrition it needs in order to be mentally and physically sound. Little changes in your diet such as eating more fresh fruit and vegetables every day can boost nutrition significantly.

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A little exercise every day like fun aerobic classes or a brisk 30 minute walk around the block not only helps you burn those unwanted calories, but also strengthens your immune system and muscles. All of this adds up to stronger lungs, stronger bones, stress relief, and elevated moods.

Better Body Weight

When you’ve started eating properly and begun a regular exercise routine, you will begin to notice that your body regulates itself to a healthier weight. As exciting as this may be, let’s not forget what a better body weight can do for you: reduces high blood pressure, decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic disease prevention like diabetes and certain cancers.

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Good Mental Health

We all know how important one’s mental health is. If we look at the facts, we can see that sound mental health improves your attitude, decreases depression and anxiety, and makes you feel pretty good about life in general. The state of your mind affects the way we think, feel, and act towards ourselves and others. You can strengthen your mental health by meditation, treating yourself with respect and kindness, and relaxation.

There you have it. All the reasons why and how you can always feel good about yourself and your body, have a positive attitude, and lead a long and happy life along the way. Life should not be about losing sleep, unnecessary stress, and starving yourself to keep the perfect weight. You must enjoy today, tomorrow, and every day after that because you can!