The liver is the largest organ in the human body that weighs up to 1.5 kg in an adults and has one of the most important roles in protection of the body and preserving overall health. The liver is extremely important for our metabolism, digestion of food and ridding our body of toxic substances. It helps purify the blood, has important role in detoxification, metabolism of hormones, food digestion, production of bile and elimination of harmful and toxic substances from our body.
Whether we are tired, have bad skin, indigestion, high levels of lipids in the blood or have more serious health problems is directly linked to the function of our liver. Therefore, liver damage and dysfunction can lead to harmful and dangerous health complications.
Liver damage usually occurs due to excessive intake of food, alcohol, drugs or due to infection with some viruses (viral hepatitis). Diabetics, smokers or people who are exposed to toxins are especially at risk.
Fatty liver or steatosis is singled out as a common problem and affects up to 30% of the population. It is a condition where a pathological accumulation of fat is present in the liver, liver function is weakened, but the patient does not feel any problems.