1. Prescription Medications
As you might have guessed by now, if over-the-counter medications and weight loss supplements can prove harmful, prescription medications can also cause problems for the organs if taken incorrectly. The liver may be damaged trying to process too much of these medications at once, whether it is an overdose or a combination of different medications. Some ingredients found in medicines, such as sodium valproate, can prove toxic to the liver. To protect your health, talk to your doctor about finding healthier ways to control any chronic conditions so that you can reduce your dosage of potentially harmful medications.
As mentioned earlier, your liver health is connected to your overall health. Without the liver and all the parts of the body working together, we could not survive. As such, it’s critical that we take care of our organs. In the case of the liver, this means there are things we need to do less of, such as taking large amounts of certain medications, whether they are prescribed or over-the-counter. Likewise, stay away from weight loss supplements. They won’t provide the support you need (you’ll still have to exercise), and in using such products, you are potentially poisoning your body.
At the same time, there are things we should do more of. Drinking more water, for example, helps the digestive system as a whole. It certainly helps with the filtering of the body, as both the kidneys and the liver need significant levels of water to function. Furthermore, we should eat diets filled with fruits and vegetables to get all of the nutrients we need, with less processed additives such as extra salt and fat. Likewise, we should exercise more to put those nutrients to good use and to burn off some fat our bodies have already stored.Related: Fatty Liver Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments & Home Remedies